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Obesity interventions in underserved communities : evidence and directions / edited by Virginia M. Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ruth Enid Zambrana.

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Subject: Obesity > United States > Prevention.
Health promotion > United States.
Medically underserved areas > United States.
Public Health.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Public Health > General.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services.
Investigative Techniques.
Preventive Health Services.
Delivery of Health Care.
Body Weight.
Health Services.
Social Sciences.
Nutrition Disorders.
Named Groups.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Body Size.
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Geographic Locations.
Signs and Symptoms.
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms.
Body Weights and Measures.
Body Constitution.
Physical Examination.
Physiological Phenomena.
Phenomena and Processes.
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures.
Vulnerable Populations.
Health Promotion.
Minority Groups.
North America.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1421415461
  • ISBN: 9781421415468
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 398 pages) : illustrations, map
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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].
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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