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Ray Baxter from Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit presented at the Bay Area Open Space Council's 2011 conference. More about the conference here:


  • 1. Open Spaces, Healthy Places together WE BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE2011 Open Space ConferenceRaymond J. Baxter, PhDSenior Vice President, Community Benefit, Research and Health PolicyMay 12, 2011

2. The Epidemic of Overweight and Obesity Unless effective population- level interventions to reduce obesity are developed, the steady rise in life expectancy observed in the modern era may soon come to an end and the youth of today may, on average, live less healthy and possibly even shorter lives than their parentsS. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., Douglas J. Passaro, M.D., Ronald C.Hershow, M.D., Jennifer Layden, M.P.H., Bruce A. Carnes,Ph.D., Jacob Brody, M.D., Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D., RobertN. Butler, M.D., David B. Allison, Ph.D., and David S.Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D. New England Journal of Medicine20052 3. Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults 19891999 2009 No Data