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Title Obesity interventions in underserved communities : evidence and directions / edited by Virginia M. Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ruth Enid Zambrana
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xii, 398 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction. Advancing a new conversation about obesity in the underserved / Virginia Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ruth Enid Zambrana -- Part 1. Literature reviews. 1. The potential of early childhood education as a successful obesity intervention / David E. Frisvold, Animesh Giri -- 2. Latino childhood obesity / Amelie Ramirez, Kipling Gallion, Cliff Despres -- 3. Is that all there is? A comprehensive review of obesity prevention and treament interventions for African American girls / Bettina M. Beech, Maryam M. Jernigan -- 4. Dietary acculturation in U.S. Hispanic communities / Earle C. Chambers, Margaret Pichardo, Nichola Davis -- 5. Obesity in correctional facilities; a review of epidemiology and etiology / Kimberly Dong, Alice Tang -- 6. Weight loss interventions in the Mexican American community / Natalie A. Ceballos. Part 2. Commentaries. 7. In the way or on the way? Asking ourselves about the role of contextual factors in community-based obesity research / Shiriki K. Kumayika [and others] -- 8. The importance of public safety in promoting physical activity and curbing obesity within African American communities / Keshia M. Pollack [and others] -- 9. Military and civilian approaches to the U.S. obesity epidemic / Robert S. Levine [and others] -- 10. A healthy weight disparity index and reducing rates of obesity and overweight in the United States / Wendell C. Taylor, Leah S. Fischer. Part 3. Reports from the field. 11. Obesity management organized by adolescents in rural Appalachia / Robert A. Branch [and others] -- 12. Winning over weight wellness: a culturally relevant, interactive health program for underserved faith-based groups / Fern Webb, Michelle Doldren, Shirley Blanchard -- 13. Latino migrant middle school students as videographers: learning about healthy choices / Jill F. Kilanowski -- 14. Creating healthy environments in Los Angeles through joint use of school facilities / Martha V. Cortes -- 15. The Idaho Partnership for Hispanic Health: enabling healthy eating and active living in rural Idaho / Rachel Schwartz, Linda Powell -- 16. Alliance for a healthy border: obesity prevention in underserved U.S.-Mexico border communites / Suad Ghaddar, Cynthia J. Broiwn, José A. Pagán -- 17. Comienzo sano, familia saludable: addressing Latino childhood obesity through a community-based participatory research and bilingual family-focused curriculum / Britt Rios-Ellis [and others] -- 18. Fine, fit, and fabulous: addressing obesity in underserved communities through a faith-based nutrition and fitness program / Carlos Devia [and others] -- 19. Changes for life: a primary care-based multidiscilpinary program fo obesity in children and families / Hollie A. Raynor, Jena Saporito, Parinda Khatri -- 20. The West Virginia PEIA weight management program: an innovative approach to obesity prevention and treatment in Appalachian communities / Sam Zizzi [and others] -- 21. SOPHE: Sustainable solutions for health equity / Nicolette Warren, Charlotte Kaboré -- 22. The prevention of obesity in homeless shelter settings / Melissa Bennett, Melissa Berrios, Karen Hudson -- 23. Get FIT (Fitness Integration Training): a program to reduce obesity and metabolic syndrom in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers / Laurie DiRosa [and others] -- 24. The PILI 'Ohana project: a community-academic partnership to eliminate obesity disparities in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities / Joseph Keawe'aimoku [and others] -- 25. Nutrition education at mobile markets: community engaged, evidence-based interventions to address obesity in low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee / Paul Hunter [and others] -- 26. Report from a pediatric weight management program: lessons learned from six years of experience with a largely Medicaid-based population / Jessica M. Parrish [and others] -- 27. Healthy children, strong families: obesity prevention for preschool American Indian children and their families / Alexandra Adams, Kate A. Cronin, HCSF Community Research Group -- 28. A structured weight management program for obese patients in an urban safety-net hospital center / Michelle McMacken -- 29. Creating safe neighborhoods for obesity prevention: Perceptions of urban youth / Semra Aytur [and others] -- 30. Peer influence on obesity-related behaviors: Design and rationale of the Waipahu HART project / Camonia R. Long, Heather Glow, Claudio Nigg -- 31. Walking groups: a simple, affordable intervention program for public housing developments / Deborah J. Bowen [and others]
Summary The obesity epidemic has a disproportionate impact on communities that are hard-hit by social and economic disadvantages. In Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities, a diverse group of researchers explores effective models for treating and preventing obesity in such communities
Analysis Public health
Social & preventive medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Obesity -- United States -- Prevention
Health promotion -- United States
Medically underserved areas -- United States
Obesity -- prevention & control
Vulnerable Populations
Minority Groups
Health Promotion -- methods
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Health promotion.
Medically underserved areas.
Obesity -- Prevention.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Genre/Form Methods (Music)
Form Electronic book
Author Brennan, Virginia M., editor.
Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika, 1945- editor.
Zambrana, Ruth E., editor.
LC no. 2014008683
ISBN 1421415461