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Health Campaign Part 1
Lisa Moran
University of Phoenix
Dr. Michelle Ross
July 13, 2015

Health Campaign Part 1
Health Campaign- Part One In the United States obesity has become a chronic condition over the years, and has grown in epidemic proportions. Defining obesity as the weight of the body which is excessive to healthy people and is the greatest public health challenge currently in the United States. The World Health Organization has stated that 2.8 million adults will die due to obesity in the world (World Health Organization, 2012). This paper will discuss the resourcefulness of Healthy People 2020 to fight obesity, discuss federal, state, and local agencies assigned with managing this problem, will discuss simulations to determine and analyze obesity, define the community, and describe the epidemiologic surveillance systems and tool for monitoring obesity.
Obesity in America In the United States obesity amounts have accelerated to levels greater than before. In the United States one-third of all adults are categorized as overweight (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). The initiatives started in 2000 and were restructured in 2010 and 2020. Healthy People 2000 was established in 1990 by the Department of Human and Health Services as an approach to develop healthy Americans (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). The priority areas recognized were physical fitness and nutrition. Objectives for Healthy People was republished in 2010 with new high priority objectives added. The goals of this reconstruction was comparable to the one in 2000 but actually concentrating on decreasing health inconsistencies and to raise the value and years of a healthy lifestyle (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). The national program was updated again to reflect the next decade called Healthy People 2020 and to...

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