the target population by examining global implications, environmental factors, and disease prevention; and (4) to provide a summary of useful epidemiology or other data models managers may use to make decisions on the ground and to anticipate future trends on obesity.
The issues that surround obesity threatening the health condition of the American population cannot be overemphasized. Healthy People 2010 proffered a comprehensive discourse on specific objectives, agencies involved in monitoring and directly addressing obesity related issues, the models and systems used for monitoring this chronic illness and epidemiologic surveillance systems and tools which guide community based health practitioners and ultimately, national agencies in recommending solutions to this dilemma.
The scope of the health campaign to fight and prevent obesity on a wide scale level encompassed an evaluation of the target population, as well as the community based response to the issue. Starting from the grass root level of identifying the root causes and enumerating the specific strategies that communities plan to implement as a means of addressing and preventing obesity within their localities, the road to prevention is made more viable and feasible through coordinated efforts of both local and national agencies. The critical roles of leaders in communities and institutions, as well as funding and social marketing which contribute to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and in enforcing strategies to ultimately prevent obesity were previously identified.
In this regard, this paper is written with the objective of developing a health campaign on obesity as one of the national issues identified in Healthy People 2010, specifically focusing on the following: (1) to recommend the implementation of a campaign for obesity to improve population health addressing social, economic, and cultural factors; (2) to recommend approaches, such as programs, policies, laws, and environmental aspects,