Obesity Education Initiative
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Obesity Education
Initiative (OEI) in January 1991. The overall purpose of the initiative is to
help reduce the prevalence of overweight along with the prevalence of physical
inactivity in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and
overall morbidity and mortality from CHD. In addition, reducing the prevalence
of overweight will help reduce the prevalence and severity of sleep apnea.
Phone numbers are available in the
Abbreviated Staff Directory.