Community-based Programs. These programs often include a group or one-on-one setting where you will discuss your weight, emotions, issues with food and more. Community-based programs can be an excellent way for you to learn from other individuals who are also dealing with issues of weight. They are also a good source of motivation and will keep you accountable with others. Obesity Prevention and Control THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE Obesity is common, serious, and costly z About 36% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are obese.1 z Obesity affects all race/ethnicity groups, with higher rates among African-American and Hispanic children and adults.3, 4 z An estimated 1 in 8 preschool children from low income households is obese
General Information. From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 69% of adults 20 years and older were overweight or obese. The percentage of children and adolescents (ages ) were % obese from Notable differences occur among racial, ethnic, and economically disadvantaged groups. Obesity prevention programs encourage children, adolescents and adults to adopt behaviors that promote better health. List of Prevention Programs There are prevention programs for individuals and groups, in the workplace, in schools and communities.
This brochure summarizes information in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) about intervention approaches to prevent overweight and obesity. It is designed to help public health professionals, educators, and employers find proven intervention approaches—including programs, services and other interventions—to prevent overweight and obesity. Community Efforts. Hospitals reach a large population of employees, patients and visitors and can have an impact on neighboring communities. This makes them an important setting for obesity prevention efforts. Physical Activity Community Strategies There are many different types of strategies to increase physical activity in the community.
High Obesity Program This award funds land grant universities to work with community extension services in states with counties that have more than 40% of adults with obesity. Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).