ERIC Number: EJ912643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 52
Childhood Diabesity: International Applications for Health Education and Health Policy
Pinzon-Perez, Helda; Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne; Perez, Miguel A.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v13 p125-134 2010
Health policy has a direct impact on health education initiatives, health care delivery, resource allocation, and quality of life. Increasing rates in the epidemics of obesity and obesity-dependent diabetes mellitus (aka diabesity) suggest that health policy changes should be included in health education and disease prevention strategies. Health policies should provide a clearly emitted set of guidelines and priorities in health. The implementation of health policies designed to decrease obesity and diabetes rates, as well as the creation of new international visions can have a profound impact on reducing this epidemic.
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Education, Prevention, Diabetes, Quality of Life, Guidelines, Resource Allocation, Health Services, Public Policy, Disease Control, Children, Advertising, Marketing
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