On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST.
In 2010, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that obesity accounted for nearly 20 percent of the increase in U.S. health care spending. Annual health costs related to obesity in the U.S. are nearly $200 billion, roughly 21 percent of which ($42 billion) can be attributed to obesity, according to research released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
This unsustainable path has put the nation at an economic crossroads and awakened the healthcare system to the economic and moral value of prevention as the primary solution.
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) held a free webinar, "Defining the Role and Value of the Well-qualified Health and Fitness Professional to the Healthcare Team" hosted by the American Heart... Read More