Introduction One of the most challenging community and public health issues facing the United States today is childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the past thirty years overweight children in the US have more than double in children and tripled in adolescents (“Childhood obesity facts”, 2013). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced similar concerns and reported nearly one third of children and adolescents are overweight, and committed to an $8 million dollar commitment aimed at reversing this epidemic by 2015. The Healthy People 2020 objectives have shown convincing science supporting a healthy and nutritional diet lifestyle. These objectives are focusing on the health risk
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Figure 2: Age-standardised prevalence of medium, high and very high psychological distress among people aged 18 years and over, by diabetes status and sex, 2007–08 Source: AIHW analysis of ABS 2007–08 National Health Survey Confidentialised Unit Record File. Table 3 For more information see Diabetes and poor mental health and wellbeing: an exploratory analysis. Diabetes expenditure accounted for 2% of total disease expenditure In 2004–05, almost $990 million was spent on diabetes. Of this, 38% was on hospital admitted patients, 29% on out-of-hospital medical services, 28% on prescription pharmaceuticals and 6% on research. This does not account for out of pocket expenses or NDSS subsidies.
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How does the cost of physiotherapy care, the mode of delivery and the access to health care of Indigenous Australians affect the delivery of high standard physiotherapy care to rural indigenous Australians? It is known that indigenous Australians have a lower life expectancy than non-indigenous Australians, a difference of twenty years (ABS 2006). A significant portion of this is linked to the high prevalence of chronic disease, which physiotherapy is highly effective in treating (APA 2005). However, things such as distance, racism, cost, and mode of delivery bar the access to high quality physiotherapy. The SA health care plan for indigenous Australians in 2010 states, “Good health and wellbeing is determined by more than adequate health
All there levels of government have developed a strategy plan to combat obesity and function as a map to defeating the epidemic of obesity. One main goal is to get Americans up and moving more, eating less, and educating people on better eating habits (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2012). The three websites agree that being obese cause health problems to obese individuals. Diseases that shorten his or her lives such as Coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Hypertension, and strokes just to name a few (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Childhood Obesity Kristy Unkel Walden University Childhood obesity is a serious chronic medical condition that affects millions of children in our country. It is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. As obese children grow into adulthood, their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension also grows (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). Obesity is a difficult disease to manage since obese children are “predisposed to obesity for the rest of their lives” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). According to the surgeon general, in the year 2000, “the total annual cost of obesity and complications in the United States was $117 billion and more than 300,000 Americans died from illnesses related to obesity” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.).
Reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity in local schools Childhood obesity rates have been increasing throughout the world for many years now and are predicted to continue to do so. In Australia over 25% of children are overweight, considering that 61% of the adult population is either overweight or obese too (1), finding a solution for obesity in its early stages has become an even greater focus. Dietary and lifestyle lessons learnt during childhood are often carrier into adulthood (2), creating an environment that provides a strong focus on healthy eating, such as one within a school, would play a large part in instilling these. To further enable this it is imperative that policies regarding the aversion of childhood obesity are implemented
2008 “Substance Misuse and Mental Health among Aboriginal Australians” accessed at: http://aboriginal.childhealthresearch.org.au/media/54886/chapter9.pdf Ypinazar A1†, Margolis S2, Elkins M1 and Tsey K3 Indigenous Australians’ understandings regarding mental health and disorders 2007, Vol. 41, No. 6 , Pages 467-478 (doi:10.1080/00048670701332953) Accessed at: