Mass Media Campaign to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in a Rural Area of the United States
Results of a study in which messages about health risks associated with sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were disseminated in 2015-2016 through television, digital channels, and local organizations, in 17 rural counties in Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. Features statistics including comparisons of SSB sales in this area before and after the campaign.
Author(s): Thomas A. Farley, Hayli S. Halper, Anne M. Carlin, et al. Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(6), 989-995 Date: 06/2017 Type: Document view details
Telemedicine and Primary Care Obesity Management in Rural Areas – Innovative Approach for Older Adults?
Explores telemedicine as a potential delivery tool for the
Medicare Obesity Benefit in primary care settings.
Describes challenges in implementing the benefit in rural
areas, including increasing older adult populations,
shortages in primary care and specialized healthcare
providers, reimbursement issues, and transportation
barriers. Presents the potential utility of telemedicine in
rural obesity care and non-physician staff delivery
options, which require regulatory changes.
Author(s): John Batsis, Sarah Pletcher, James Stahl Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 17, 6 Date: 01/2017 Type: Document view details
Impact of Improving Home Environments on Energy Intake and Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reports on the effectiveness of a weight control intervention using health coaches to target home environments using the Healthy Homes/Healthy Families model. Examines changes in the patients' physical activity, calorie intake, and weight. The intervention focused on overweight and obese women in rural Georgia who were patients of community health centers.
Author(s): Michelle C. Kegler, Regine Haardörfer, Iris C. Alcantara, et al. Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 106(1), 143-52 Date: 01/2016 Type: Document view details