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.

A community based participatory approach for targeting obesity prevention among Hispanics in rural Kansas: Using the Hispanic Health Needs Assessment tool
Melissa Bopp, PhD, Elizabeth A. Fallon, PhD, Andrew Kaczynski, PhD, Alicia Brooks-Torrico, BA, Debra J. Bolton, MSCFLE and Susan N. Lukwago, PhD
Modifying classroom environments to reduce childhood obesity: Implications for practice and policy
Monica L. Wendel, DrPH, MA, Mark Benden, PhD, CPE, Parker Jones, MPH and Jamilia Blake, PhD
Mobilizing community based organizations to address obesity: Our communities, Our issues, Our solutions
Mandy J. Roberts, DrPH, MPH, Kimberly Johnson, MPH, Judson Robinson, Amanda Edwards, JD, Tiffany Thomas, MCD, Roger Mitchell, MD, Niobli Armah and Misha Granado, MPH, MS
Impact of “Open School Policies” and Community Access to Physical Activity Facilities on Childhood Obesity and Fitness
Mathilda B. Ruwe, MD, MPH, PhD, Mariana Ramirez, Genoveva Islas-Hooker, MPH and John A. Capitman, PhD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Forum, Physical Activity

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)