Tag Archives: Obesity

New Infographic: Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren

A new article published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, which focuses on State and Local Obesity Policies, examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren aged 6 months to 15 years old, in São Paulo state, Brazil. To assess nutritional status, author Fernanada Seyr Pozza, MD, and colleagues, calculated the body-mass

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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Teaches “Real Data” to Find Solutions to Pressing Public Health Issues Right Now

by Sheryl Monks, MFA Academic Public Health Practice profiles university faculty engaging with communities, collaborating with state and local health departments, or training the current or future public health workforce across the full spectrum of population health. In a broad sense, Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is a true public health practitioner, as her work crosscuts epidemiology, health behaviors, biostatistics, policy, sports injury,

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 2

 by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS In late 2016, I began a conversation with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this second installment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health seeks to become “a recognized and trusted leader, partnering and engaging to accelerate Tennessee into one of the nation’s healthiest

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 1

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this first segment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health is placing a renewed focus on upstream causes of disease in collaboration

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