Evaluating obesity prevention efforts a plan for measuring progress

"Obesity poses one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, creating serious health, economic, and social consequences for individuals and society. Despite acceleration in efforts to characterize, comprehend, and act on this problem, including implementation of preventive i...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Authors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Food and Nutrition Board
Other Authors: Green, Lawrence W. (Editor), Sim, Leslie J. (Editor), Breiner, Heather (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, D.C. The National Academies Press [2013], 2013
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A Review of Methods and Tools for Measurement
  • National Obesity Evaluation Plan
  • Community Obesity Assessment and Surveillance
  • Monitoring and Summative Evaluation of Community Interventions
  • Systems and Evaluation: Placing a Systems Approach in Context
  • Taking Action: Recommendations for Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Efforts
  • Appendix A: Acronyms
  • Appendix B: Glossary
  • Appendix C: Guiding Principles for Evaluation
  • Appendix D: Table of Indicator Data Sources
  • Appendix E: Disparities Tables
  • Appendix F: National Plan Resources
  • Appendix G: Community Health Assessment and Surveillance Resources
  • Appendix H: Community Intervention Resources
  • Appendix I: Panel Agenda
  • Appendix J: Committee Biographies
  • Includes bibliographical references