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  • Stemming Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Rising Tide of Obesity

    1/1/03 - Hawks, Steven R., Madanat, Hala N.

    A comprehensive population model for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in obesity is presented. The model calls for a balance between downstream interventions, which emphasize the individual; midstream interventions, which have a community orientation; and upstream interventions, which address health problems at the broadest population level. These interventions should have well-defined objectives, clear theoretical foundations, and culturally appropriate methodologies. It is...

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