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Resources by Topic: Obesity and weight control

Receipt of Preventive Counseling Among Reproductive-aged Women in Rural and Urban Communities
Investigates the association between rurality and receiving preventive counseling among women in Central Pennsylvania.
Author(s): Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, Carol Weisman
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(1), 1617
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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2011 Annual Report
Highlights the work of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission in 2011. Discusses the commission's strategic priorities, such as access to care, tuberculosis, and obesity and diabetes, among others.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Veterans Evaluate Telehealth MOVE!: VISN 12's Clinical Video Telehealth Initiative
Discusses a weight loss program called MOVE! for veterans to address behavior, physical activity, and nutrition. Highlights the benefit of delivering the weight management program over video telehealth equipment for rural veterans.
Author(s): Thomas F. Klobucar, Stacy Wittrock, Isatu Hughes
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Hunger and Obesity: Understanding a Food Insecurity Paradigm: Workshop Summary
Presents the results from a workshop, held November 16-18, 2010, which explored the relationship between food insecurity and obesity. Chapter 4 focuses on four populations - children, immigrants, American Indians, and rural populations - as a way to discuss potential links between food insecurity and obesity.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Diet, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors as Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity: An Urban and Rural Comparison
Examines rates of childhood obesity, compared by rural and urban location. Also discusses issues related to physical activity, sedentary behavior, dietary quality, and other associated risk factors. Includes breakdowns of data by gender, age group, and race/ethnicity.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Jihong Liu, Sonya J. Jones, Han Sun, Janice C. Probst, Philip Cavicchia
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Commute Times, Food Retail Gaps, and Body Mass Index in North Carolina Counties
Examines potential impact that longer commute times and limited access to affordable, healthy food have on the rural obesity disparity. Includes statistical breakdowns by age, weight status, race, education, and income level.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott, Haiyong Liu, Justin B. Moore, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(5)
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 15-17th, 2010
Minutes from the 66th meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). The meeting included discussions on childhood obesity in rural communities and the rural implications of accountable care organizations and payment bundling.
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among Alaska Native and American Indian People, Alaska, 2004-2006
Summary of data collected from a large population of adult American Indian/Alaska Native people in 26 Alaska communities, and comparison with U.S. overall population. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, ethnicity, weight status, and levels of cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure.
Author(s): Diana G. Redwood, Anne P. Lanier, Janet M. Johnston, Elvin D. Asay, Martha L. Slattery
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(4)
Date: 07/2010
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, South Carolina, June 14-16, 2010
Minutes from the June 14-16, 2010, NACRHHS meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. NACRHHS provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: childhood obesity, Early Head Start programs, and rural implications of payment bundling and accountable care organizations.
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation: White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President
Discusses children's health and the epidemic of childhood obesity. Discusses the challenges facing children in underserved rural communities across the country.
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity
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