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Modifying Some Laws to Support my Healthy Living Campaign

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Advocacy Campaign on Obesity
Legislative and policy frameworks have formed a fundamental basis of regulating the prevalence of chronic diseases in the past. Obesity has been subject to legislative laws and enactment of policies that seek to create an environment that is difficult for the thriving of obesity. While the “raise a healthy child” campaign proposed in part one will be helpful in dealing with childhood obesity, its effectiveness will be premised on its alignment with the existing laws and policies.
With the desire ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of this campaign, there will be a need to adjust the existing laws to align them with the requirements of this campaign. First, the 2008 Farm Bill created a special fund that aimed at subsidizing cereal-based foodstuffs such as soybeans and corn (American Farmland Trust, 2008). The enactment of this law was meant to reduce the price of such foodstuff and…… [Read More]

References

American Farmland Trust, (2008). Success in the 2008 Farm Bill, a New Direction for Farm and Food Policy: AFT Overview of the 2008 Farm Bill. Available at www.farmland.org/programs/farm-bill/analysis/documents/AFT-2008-Farm-Bill-brochure-August2008.pdf

Ogden, C., Carroll. M. & Flegal. K. (2009) “High body mass index for age among US children and adolescents, 2003–2006.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 299, 2401–5

Ferraro, K., Thorpe. R. & Wilkinson. J. (2010). “The life course of severe obesity: Does childhood overweight matter?” Journals of Gerontology, Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58(2), 110–19

Enns, C., Mickle, S & Goldman, J. (2006). “Trends in food and nutrient intakes by children in the United States.” Family Economics and Nutrition Review, 14(2):56–68

Wang, Y., Bleich S., Gortmaker. S. (2008). “Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among U.S. children and adolescents, 1988–2004.” Pediatrics, 121, e1604–14.


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Proposed Policy Advocacy Campaign

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Developing an Advocacy Campaign

The proposed policy is for dealing with the public health concern of obesity focuses on promoting interactions between doctors and patients through which patients take personal responsibility for their weight problem and become active participants in addressing environmental factors. This proposed policy is based on the premise that dealing with obesity requires patients to understand and responsibility for personal dietary and exercise habits (Doroghazi, 2015). As patients take personal responsibility through empowerment by physicians, they effectively address their weight problems, which in turn contribute to better health outcomes. However, the implementation of this policy requires modification of existing laws/regulations. The existing laws or regulations would affect health advocacy efforts as several obstacles could emerge in the legislative process.
Modification of Existing Laws or Regulations
As previously mentioned, the implementation of the proposed policy would require modification of existing laws or regulations on obesity. The existing laws…… [Read More]

References
Dietz, W.H., Benken, D.E. & Hunter, A.S. (2009, March). Public Health Law and the Prevention and Control of Obesity. The Milbank Quarterly – A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Health Policy, 87(1), 215-227.
Doroghazi, R. (2015). A Candid Discussion of Obesity. The American Journal of 
Medicine, 128(3), 213-214.
Ferguson et al. (2009, June 1). Review of Obesity Related Legislation & Federal Programs. Retrieved October 11, 2017, from  http://stopobesityalliance.org/wp-content/assets/2009/06/federal_cover.pdf 
Milstead, J.A. (Ed.). (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse\\'s guide. (Laureate Education, Inc., custom Ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Siedlecki, C.R. (2016, August 10). Political Influence: Why and How Healthcare Leaders Must Get Involved. Retrieved October 11, 2017, from http://www.mgma.com/Libraries/Site-Images/Education%20Certification/Fellows/2015/Political-Influence-Why-and-How-Healthcare-Leaders-Must-Get-Involved.pdf?ext=.pdf
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Disparity in Health Issues in the United States

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The group chosen for this project consists of African American women and one of the major health issues that they face is obesity. African American women who suffer from obesity can range in place and demographic. 56% of African American women are currently obese or overweight (State of Obesity, 2018). The numbers also indicate a stark disparity between whites and blacks regarding obesity: “Nationally, in 2011 to 2012, 20.5 percent of African American girls were obese compared with 15.6 percent of White girls” (State of Obesity, 2018). In many cases, however, class does serve as an indicator of the risk of obesity for many African American women as “lower-incomes and poverty correlate strongly with an increase in obesity, since less nutritious, calorie-dense foods are often less expensive than healthier foods.  African American families have earned $1 for every $2 earned by White families for the past 30 years” (State of…… [Read More]

References

Banerjee, E. S., Herring, S. J., Hurley, K. E., Puskarz, K., Yebernetsky, K., & LaNoue, M. (2018). Overcoming obesity: a mixed methods study of the impact of Primary care physician counseling on low-income African American women who successfully lost weight. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(2), 374-380.

Modell, S., Mathew, E., Greenberg, S. (2015). Status Report: Oncogenomic Testing in the Wake of Health Care Reform. Annals of Public Health and Research, 2(3), 1022.

State of Obesity. (2018). Current status. Retrieved from https://stateofobesity.org/disparities/blacks/

Walcott, F.L., Dunn, B.K., DeSheilds, M., & Baquet, C. (2014). The affordable care act and genetic testing for inheritable cancer syndromes: Impact on high risk underserved minorities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 15, 46-62.

Yanek, L. R., Becker, D. M., Moy, T. F., Gittelsohn, J., & Koffman, D. M. (2016). Project Joy: faith based cardiovascular health promotion for African American women. Public Health Reports, 116(1), 68-81.


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Obese Interview With an Obese Individual for

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Obese Interview

Interview with an Obese Individual

For this assignment I interviewed an obese individual from the South Florida area. I found it difficult to select an individual based on their physical condition. It was definitely a challenge to, not only identify such an individual, but also find a way to approach them without being insulting or making the person feel uncomfortable about their condition obesity in any way. Although I am familiar with some obese people through my network of friends and family, I chose to select an individual that I was not acquainted with so that there was slightly less pressure to not be offensive in anyway. For example, I obviously know that this is a sensitive subject for many obese people, and I was personally worried that if I somehow offended someone that was within my network that it would cause some kind of issue for my…… [Read More]