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Community Program 1 Community Program Jabetha Greer, Heather Mesa, Kristie Reed, & Kimberly Taylor. HCS/490 August 1st, 2016 Instructor Ann Fairchild
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Community Program 2 Community Program We here at the health department have chosen to implement a weight loss program in our city of Jackson, MS. We have chosen to implement a weight loss program because the city of Jackson is experiencing an epidemic of obesity. A study in 2012 verified that Jackson rates as one of the most obese cities in America (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014). This is why it is vital that we engage our community with a weight loss program. The study brought too light that half of the girls in Jackson are obese, and four out of every ten boys are obese (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014). These staggering statistics really emphasize Jackson’s need of a weight loss program. Obesity if unknown is a serious chronic condition. It has many serious health affects to our body’s different systems. The people in Jackson that are overweight or obese are at a much higher risk for Type II Diabetes, heart disease, and bone and joint disease. All of which are serious conditions (Stanford Health Care, 2016). This is why we feel it is important to integrate a weight loss program. Cultural demographics are the different aspects that shape a community. The many different cultural demographics are race, sex, economic status, income level, level of education, employment, and others (Solomon, 2015). The cultural demographics that make up Jackson are a
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  • Spring '14
  • Team Assignment, HCS 490, COMMUNITY PROGRAM

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