Presenting models to policymakers: intention and perception
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The Seifu et al. article is a start to a timely inquiry on policymakers’ perceptions of mathematical modeling and simulations aimed to guide obesity prevention programs. These computational tools have the potential to transform the fields of public health policy. Yet, to be effective, a broad Data and Information Literacy Initiative is needed to instill policymakers with the willingness to become life-long learners, to adapt and accept new technologies, attitudes, information, and creative ways of thinking.
KeywordsPublic health policy Simulation modeling Obesity Decision making Literacy
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