Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Behavioral Interventions for Pediatric Obesity

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Behavioral Interventions for Pediatric Obesity

PI: Andrea Kass, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

Dates: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2018
Funder: NIH

Description: Pediatric obesity is a public health crisis, resulting in a dramatic toll on our nation’s health that will leave the next generation to be less healthy and die younger than prior generations. Weight loss maintenance interventions are efficacious for helping youth and parents to achieve and sustain weight loss; this study will evaluate which weight loss maintenance intervention strategy offers the greatest value for money, as the cost to achieve effectiveness has important implications for adoption of evidence-based obesity services. Understanding the costs and benefits of family-based weight loss maintenance interventions will catalyze evidence-based policy decisions and propel sustainable solutions for implementing high-quality, high-impact population-wide care for pediatric obesity.