obesity in your county

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Part 1: Learn about obesity in your community.

Go to County Health Rankings < http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/> and look up adult obesity rates for the county in which you live. What percentage of adults were obese in your county in 2018? Next, click on the chart icon and look at obesity rates in your county over time. How has the rate of obesity changed since 2004? How does your county compare to your state? How does it compare to the nation? Record the information you gather in your notes to use later.

Part 2: Policy Analysis

You are the senior policy advisor for your county’s Department of Health. The mayor has asked you to write a memo outlining a strategy for reducing obesity. The budget is limited and the mayor feels she can recommend either one health care-focused intervention (through doctors, nurses, or hospitals) OR one intervention outside the medical system. Examples of health care-focused interventions might include extending health insurance, requiring obese people to pay higher co-payments, screening for obesity or offering free prenatal care. Examples of interventions outside the medical system might include things like increasing bike lanes, installing salad bars in schools, offering reduced insurance rates for people who participate in community-sponsored wellness programs or providing space for local farmers to market healthy foods. Record the information you gather in your notes to use later.

Part 3: Discussion and Rebuttal

Go to your group M6 Discussion forum. Create a thread with the name of your county and the 2018 Adult Obesity Rate (EX: Athens County, Ohio: 29% Obese). Compose a post that summarizes the data your found on your county (change over time and comparison to state and nation) and offers a strategy for reducing obesity.

  • Describe the intervention that you would recommend.
  • On what evidence are you basing your recommendation for this intervention?
  • Defend your rationale for choosing a health care-based or non-health care based intervention.
  • To what extend does your intervention focus on issues of collective versus individual responsibility? What is the evidence for the approach you choose?

Only needs to be about 400 words and does not need to be APA or MLA format. Also I live in Franklin County Ohio

Tutor Answer

School: Rice University


Surname 1
Obesity Intervention Approach

Internal Memo
From: ………
To: The Mayor Franklin Ohio
Subject: Obesity intervention
Obesity Intervention Approach
Recommended intervention- Population-based
Obesity is a leading causative of cardiovascular diseases amongst the population.
Currently, Ohio rates amongst the worst performing county averaging between 27 and 30% of
the adult population considered to be obese against a backdrop of 26% of the best performing
counties. I would, therefore, recommend population-based intervention as it would work best for
our county. Population-based intervention revolves around involving all the people within the
county and informing them of the dangers of obesity and the...

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Awesome! Exactly what I wanted.

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