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3391.0 Examining the Obesity Epidemic in Diverse Populations
Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The obesity epidemic impacts various populations differently, this requiring creative yet effective interventions. This session will assess the potential for a link between social injustice, stemming from generational messages and societal factors, to high risk behaviors contributing to the obesity epidemic among minority populations.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Explain the mechanisms by which stand/sit desks address childhood obesity. Describe the relationship between community-level childhood obesity prevalence and economic hardship in a large and diverse county population. Describe three potential roles for public health departments in seeking to reduce health inequities. Understand the importance of community access to schools space in preventing childhood obesity.
Anthony Barbagallo, MBA
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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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