Online Program

Fitting the 'obesity epidemic' into the women's health and rights movement

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The presentations in this session will discuss the challenges women In addition the outcomes and effectiveness, success / failures of strategies implemented to address this epidemic will be discussed
Session Objectives: Identify factors contributing to the obesity epidemic among women and the challenges these women face.

Weight concerns, body dissatisfaction and illicit drug abuse in women and girls   
Anne Lindsay, MS, Cortney Warren, PhD and Sara Velasquez, MPH
Eating disorders and youth: Raising awareness and raising peer intervention rates   
Cathy Plourde, MA, Allison Morrill, JD, PhD, Peter Herrick, MSEd, Nancy Shore, PhD, Lilia Bottino, Graduate Student, Elisa Orme, Graduate Student, Carin Stromgren, Graduate Student and Gary Cattabriga
Do perceptions of neighborhood safety modify the effectiveness of an intervention to promote physical activity, a major correlate of obesity?   
Jamila Kwarteng, PhD, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Graciela B. Mentz, PhD and Causandra Gaines, MSW

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)