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Suggested Citation:"Mission." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Roundtable on Obesity Solutions: Year in Review 2022. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26855.
Suggested Citation:"Mission." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Roundtable on Obesity Solutions: Year in Review 2022. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26855.

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Mission Established in 2014, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions brings together diverse sectors and voices to solve the obesity crisis. Through meetings, public workshops, publications, and Innovation Collaboratives, the roundtable fosters an ongoing dialogue on critical and emerging issues in obesity prevention, treatment, and weight maintenance. The roundtable explores the science, evidence, evaluation, and innovation efforts that advance progress in reducing the impact of obesity and applies effective equity strategies to address obesity-related disparities. Utilizing a policy, systems, and environmental change lens, the roundtable explores and advances effective solutions. Roundtable Strategic Roadmap MISSION VISION GOALS STRATEGIES Increase awareness and Convene public workshops on obesity knowledge, focusing on: solutions 1. structural racism 2. biased mental models and Promote, disseminate, and communicate social norms 3. effective health communication Facilitate and support the work of all Innovation Collaboratives Bring together diverse An equitable world sectors and voices in where all individuals Increase diversity in roundtable and Engage, Collaborate, and our relentless efforts and communities Innovation Collaborative activities Connect to end the obesity enjoy a healthy weight pandemic. and well-being. Align our work with other efforts within Catalyze Multi-sectoral Action the National Academies Toward Obesity Solutions ~45 Members From the following sectors: • Public Members from these sectors represent the areas of: federal • Private government, community and national nonprofits, healthcare, • Nonprofit health insurance, public health, worksite/employer, industry, early care and education, education/school-based, food/ • Philanthropic nutrition, physical activity, policy, research, and public • Academic advocacy. 1  |  Year in Review 2022

Innovation Communication Collaboratives The roundtable takes a systems approach to dissemination—a multi-layered process that meets people on all media Work continues in five Innovation platforms. Visit the roundtable online. Collaboratives—ad hoc convening activities that foster information sharing and collaboration toward the • Website: roundtable’s goals. They engage interested members roundtable-on-obesity-solutions and others to develop tools, metrics, and frameworks for on-the-ground implementation and to identify and • Video: Working Across Sectors to Solve Obesity disseminate promising practices: • Business Engagement in Obesity Solutions Innovation Collaborative • Early Care and Education Innovation Collaborative • Integrated Clinical and Social Systems for the Prevention and Management of Obesity Innovation Collaborative #ObesitySolutionsRT @NASEM_Health • Lived Experience Innovation Collaborative LinkedIn • Physical Activity and Health Innovation Facebook Collaborative • Engagement and readership: The roundtable’s Member virtual workshops and publications in 2022 engaged nearly 700 participants and readers from more than Connections 100 local, state, and federal departments and agencies and more than The roundtable remains committed to providing 2,000 participants and opportunities for its members to interact with each other readers from more than and invited speakers on obesity-related projects­—with 600 nongovernmental the understanding that this is an important way to foster organizations, which dialogue and accelerate the implementation of multi- include nonprofits, sector work. philanthropies, academic institutions, and private- sector entities. Roundtable on Obesity Solutions  |  2

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During 2022, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions continued to implement its strategic plan and resulting systems map as a way of informing its activities and publications. The roundtable's main objective for the year was to utilize new ideas and perspectives from the actions and outputs from this foundational work in order to pursue actionable solutions that leverage the multisector perspectives of the roundtable members while continuing a focus on dissemination. The three identified priority focus areas (structural racism, biased mental models and social norms, and health communication) continue to provide an important lens through which the roundtable has framed its activities and discussions, as well as for the roundtable's five Innovation Collaboratives. This annual report summarizes the activities of the roundtable in 2022.

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