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APPC Scholars Awarded Obesity Prevention Grant

The grant is part of a $25.5 million award to the city of Philadelphia for anti-obesity and anti-tobacco programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., representing APPC’s Media and the Developing Child and Health Communication areas, will team up to help the city evaluate its efforts to promote healthy nutrition and increased physical activity among Philadelphians. The effort is part of the CDC’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative to support specific public health efforts to combat chronic diseases and promote health in communities across the nation.