234011 Healthy Weight, Healthy Communities - Federal Initiatives Overview

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Amanda Cash, DrPH, MPH , Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Obesity in underserved populations has been attributed to many factors. Public health and environmental factors, lack of community weight management resources for children, and public policies have all been implicated in contributing to the epidemic.

In this session, an overview of current Federal Initiatives will be discussed including the First Lady's Let's Move Initiative, the Presidential Action Report on Childhood Obesity and its recommendations, and HRSA's new program, a Healthy Weight Collaborative. This session will be brief and set the tone for the following two sessions focused on specific community-based obesity interventions currently being employed in underserved areas, beginning with the evidence base that led each strategy to be employed.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Define the overarching Federal Initiatives related to healthy weight as defined by the presentation.

Keywords: Obesity, Community Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract author based on my knowledge, skills and expertise of the content of the session.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.