NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., participated in a national We Can! event to announce three new We Can
Cities -- Boston, Pittsburgh, and Las Vegas -- and a partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums. We Can! is a national education program developed by the NIH to help prevent obesity in overweight youth ages 8 - 13. Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H. and NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D., addressed the nation on the topic of childhood overweight and recognized We Can! for its contribution to the prevention of childhood overweight. Across the country, other We Can! Community Sites held simultaneous events to announce or demonstrate their efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Events were held in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Pittsburgh, PA; Memphis and Oak Ridge, TN; Rockford, IL; and Carson City, NV.
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