Unit 9 Final Project.docx - RUNNING HEAD ADULT OBESITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PROPOSAL Adult Obesity Health Promotion Program Proposal Angela Bate

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RUNNING HEAD: ADULT OBESITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PROPOSAL Adult Obesity Health Promotion Program Proposal Angela Bate Purdue Global University
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2 ADULT OBESITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PROPOSAL Introduction to the Project This health promotion program is designed to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic faced today by Weber County, Utah. Obesity, a leading cause of death in the United States, is a serious health concern that can be treated and managed. Obesity is linked to rising rates of chronic illness and conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and chronic kidney. It is also linked to poorer mental health outcomes and decreased quality of life. Obesity causes are complex and there are many interrelated factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and how energy is used by an individual’s body and can be difficult to control by dieting alone. Lifestyle could include dietary patterns, physical activity, inactivity, use of medication, and other exposures. The associated health care costs resulting from obesity are substantial. As a result, the development of a public health approach to population-based strategies to avoid excess weight gain is critical. Public health intervention programs, however, have had limited success in addressing the increase in obesity prevalence. This paper reviews the definition of overweight and obesity and age and ethnicity variations; health effects and factors that contribute to obesity development. Epidemiological and Needs Assessments Summary According to the Weber-Morgan Health Department the leading causes of death in Weber County is heart disease, cancer, and stroke. As of 2017 the Census Bureau estimates 251,769 individuals living in Weber County. The largest portion of the population (59.9%) in Weber County are between the ages of 18-64. However, much of the population is male (50.3%) than females (49.7%). Weber County Utah is predominantly Caucasian (76.1%), 18.3% Hispanic, 1.8% African American, 1.6% Asian, 2.2% other [ CITATION USC17 \l 1033 ].
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3 ADULT OBESITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PROPOSAL Despite that Utah has over the past 20 years Utah ranked in the top 10 states according to America’s Health Rankings and as of 2018 it was ranked 5 th[ CITATION Ame18 \l 1033 ] it remains a state with a very high percentage of the population suffering from obesity. With the rate of obesity among adults increasing by a staggering 63% in just 14 years. Weber County, Utah has had consistently higher rates of obesity than nearby counties since 2004[ CITATION Com17 \l 1033 ] with 27.2% of the population being obese compared to the state average of 25% [ CITATION Web16 \l 1033 ]. Obesity is associated with several factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes that increase heart disease risk. Through primary and secondary prevention, we hope to reduce the risk factors that are associated to obesity causes among Weber County residents.
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