One strategy to both prevent and reduce obesity, in youth and adults, is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables
Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.
Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.
Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults.
Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Provide and expand standardized assessments for adults and children.
- Identify those at higher risk for overweight, obesity and related diseases.
- Implement patient interventions and treatment plans.
- Improve patient/family engagement in treatment options and care plan.
- Improve community engagement in interventions.
- Implement evidence-based programs and promising practices.
- Implement policy and environmental changes that expand access to physical activity and healthy eating among adults, youth and children.
- Built Environment
- Align reimbursement policy to support prevention and intervention efforts.
Let's Go Logic Model
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Logic Model – A roadmap or diagram showing chain results connecting activities to the expected initial outputs, and intermediate and final outcomes. It provides a basis for developing the performance measurement and evaluation strategies
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Developed by the Maine CDC, this brief presentation provides an overview of Active Community Environment Teams (ACETs), offers suggestions for how to pull one together, mentions common challenges, and provides resources to support ACET work. It is useful for those embarking on ACE work to have the basic level of understanding that this presentation provides.
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America's Health Rankings compares the health of all 50 states to each other. This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.
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Let's Go AfterschoolIncrease the number of after school organizations that increase opportunities for physical activity