ACEWH has led or collaborated on a number of research projects designed to address the gaps in knowledge about the relationship between:
Addressing the social determinants of health
Overweight and obesity have become growing concerns in recent years. Researchers, clinicians, policy makers and the media have sounded an alarm that the world is in the middle of a new health care crisis—an "epidemic" of obesity, that is contributing to increased chronic health care needs and costs.
As a result, health promotion efforts have focused, to a large extent, on encouraging individuals to make healthier choices about diet and exercise with the goal of promoting thinner, healthier bodies. Less attention has been paid to the linkages between obesity and the social determinants of health or to the social, emotional and psychological impact of overweight and obesity in societies that are increasingly "fatphobic".