Rural Health Resources by Topic: Obesity and weight control
The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based
Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools
(CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the
effects of a behavioral family weight management
intervention for overweight young children and their parents.
Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family
intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al. Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195 Date: 03/2013 Type: Document view details
Association of the Built Environment with Physical Activity and Adiposity in Rural and Urban Youth
Examines if differences exist for body mass index (BMI)
and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) between
rural and urban youth. Determines if perceived and
objective measures of environmental supports for physical
activity have a difference in correlation with BMI and MVPA
in rural and urban youth. Includes environmental
characteristic data by BMI and MVPA.
Author(s): Justine B. Moore, Jason Brinkley, Thomas W. Crawford, Kelly R. Evenson, Ross C. Brownson Citation: Preventive Medicine, 56(2), 145-148 Date: 02/2013 Type: Document view details
Arizona Health Equity Stakeholder Strategies
A report from the Arizona Health Disparities Center (AHDC) to address the existence and root causes of health disparities in the state and to develop strategies to overcome them. Discusses issues in rural areas such as access, limited transportation, and the need for incentives to encourage workforce placement.
Date: 01/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services view details
Rural Oregon Community Perspectives
Provides an overview of the Lincoln County Community Health
Improvement Partnership (CHIP) in rural Oregon as it
transitioned into a Community Health Improvement and
Research Partnership (CHIRP). Describes the transition,
including research training to grow the focus from CHIP to
CHIRP, research studies to address existing local health
problems, and includes lessons learned throughout the
Author(s): Julia Young-Lorion, Melinda M. Davis, Nancy Kirks, et al. Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 313-322 Date: 2013 Type: Document view details
Implementing the Obesity Care Model at a Community Health Center in Hawaii to Address Childhood Obesity
Describes a comprehensive care strategy based on the Obesity Care Model implemented in a rural community health center to reduce childhood obesity in Hawaii. Analysis includes healthcare
delivery changes to establish quality improvement, capacity and team-building activities, and the use of project community level data to strengthen community engagement and investment. Project framework is provided through an an academic-community partnership.
Author(s): May Okihiro, Michelle Pillen, Cristeta Ancog, Christy Inda, Vija Sehgal Citation: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(2), 1-11 Date: 2013 Type: Document view details
Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress
Develops an actionable plan for measuring the nation's progress in obesity prevention efforts. Includes information and tools related to evaluating obesity prevention efforts, with the goal that the most promising interventions will be adopted more widely. Includes some discussion of challenges related to rural program evaluation. Appendix E features tools and methods used to evaluate programs and identifies those that were used in a rural setting.
Date: 2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details