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Coalition Tackles Obesity

I read a news release yesterday about a coalition of lawmakers, health care groups, pharmaceutical companies and others that met at the National Summit on Obesity Policy late last month to develop legislative priorities to end obesity. The group is working on a campaign, called the Collaborative Campaign to End Obesity, to help reduce the rate of obesity. One of their goals is to expand coverage for prevention, diagnosis and effective treatments of obesity. Sounds like an effort that could really get behind the Workforce Health Improvement Program Act of 2007 and Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2007, both of which are awaiting action in committees in Congress. To visit the group's Web site, click here. --Pam

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