Childhood Obesity Case Study

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NURS-6050N: POLICY AND ADVOCACY FOR IMPROVING POLULATION HEALTH DISCUSSION WEEK POST 5 Behavioral Risk Factors The behavioral risk factors that I have chosen for this discussion is obesity. I have chosen this topic of discussion, because it hits close to home for me. I can relate in so many ways because I have suffered with weight loss and gain most of life. In our previous discussion I choice childhood obesity due to the weight issue that have consumed my daughters life. Obesity can lead to many health complications such as strokes, cancer, hypertension, or diabetes. Downstream Interventions Kovner & Knickman (2011) define downstream interventions as “individual interventions aimed at those who posses a behavioral risk factor or suffers from risk related disease” (p. 137). There are so many type…show more content…
In the Delta there are very little community functions or job functions that encourage different weight loss support. Occasionally my job and church supporters will do a group weight loss challenge where we collect money on a weekly base and at the end of the challenge whomever losses the most weight wins the money that have been has been collected. Most schools in this area provide the schools with PE activities for the kids and general based exercise. Upstream Interventions This includes state and national interventions, which seek to improve social norms by supporting healthier behaviors and reversing risky behaviors (Knover & Knickman, 2011). I consider the different walk for cancer and Relay for Life walks an upstream intervention. The community where I live has very limited resources on state/national supporting weight loss activities. My job occasionally will provide a cancer walk for the community during breast cancer month in support of those that have won, lost, or are battling with
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