Obesity Prevention for Health Promotion and Risk Reduction

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Obesity Prevention for Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Diabetes: American Indians in Cook County In United States, type 2 diabetes is a major public health priority due to its high prevalence, nationwide incidence, and long-term health implications for the population of the United States. More American Indians (American’s of Asian Indian decent) are present in particular metropolitan regions of the nation and also have a higher occurrence of diabetes (Holt, 2012). In United States, the prevalence of the disease in a given population and the accumulation of the American Indians over geographic areas can be understood by analyzing the statical data accessible on Diabetes and the American Indian population in United States From analyzing and understanding the statistical data available on Diabetes and the American Indian population. Using the information gathered and the high prevalence of Diabetes in American Indian population, an analysis of the American Indian population was conducted in the region of Cook County. A literature based review was organized on the American Indian population in the Cook County region, in order to perform a population analysis and interpretation of diabetes. Ultimately, the American Indian inhabitants of Cook County were analyzed and a beneficial community health program was formed specific to this subpopulation to aid in increasing diabetes awareness and management (Holt, 2012). Assessment / Data Analysis In United States, about 26 million children and adults are affected by diabetes (Hoeffel, 2010). African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Americans/Pacific Islanders are at a higher risk for developing type 2 Diabetes (ADA, 2011). A study that was done showe... ... middle of paper ... ...alinsky, E., & Scott, W. (2003). Obesity in America: A growing threat. National Health Policy Forum, 1-31. Retrieved from http://www.nhpf.org/library/background-papers/BP_Obesity_7-03.pdf Sellwood, L. (2013). Public health and obesity: the role of the district nurse. British Journal Of Community Nursing, 18(1), 26-33. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=242b94f5-2703-4ba8-8593-85c385389a71%40sessionmgr198&vid=5&hid=123 Singleton, K., & Krause, E. M. (2009). Understanding cultural and linguistic barriers to health literacy. OJIN, 14(3). Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol142009/No3Sept09/Cultural-and-Linguistic-Barriers-.html World Health Organization. (2013). Obesity and Overweight. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/

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