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Research, Data & Reports
Foundation for Healthy Living focuses on projects that will have an impact on the health of our communities and research that will contribute to the health and medical care knowledge base including diabetes, heart health, overweight and obesity.
UAlbany School of Public Health Prevention Research Center
Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Health Care Settings
This brief provides an overview of the deficiency of healthy eating and physical activity promotion inclinical practice and health care settings. It provides examples and recommendations for changing the focus of clinical practice to prevention and improving the nutrition and physical activity environment in health care facilities.
Background Paper on the Prevention and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity
This paper provides a fairly in-depth discussion of the current research on approaches to prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. It explores a variety of policy and programmatic approaches that can be taken in schools, the community and the health care setting.
Clinical Guidelines for the Prevention on Overweight and Obesity
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute provides numerous resources for clinicians and other health care providers who address overweight and obesity, from complete clinical guidelines to a description of community initiatives like Hearts N' Parks.
Fast Food Franchises in Hospitals
This news release announces a study of the University of Michigan Health System that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2002 that discovered that many of the nation's hospitals had fast-food restaurants on site.
Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity
In recognition of the escalating health care problems associated with childhood overweight, obesity and diabetes, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy brief discussing the role of pediatricians in addressing physical inactivity and unhealthy eating among children and youth. Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity Policy Statement, Pediatrics vol. 112, number 2. August 2003;(424-430)
The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity: Setting 3, Health Care
The Surgeon General's Call to Action outlines the activities, research and evaluation that needs to take place in the health care setting to effectively prevent overweight and obesity.
Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital Kids Weight Down Program
Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County Promoting exercise and nutritional programs in support of healthy hearts