For your peer responses you will use the same rubric to evaluate two of your peer’s proposals. The handouts you need are below, the worksheet is attached
Obesogenic Environment as a public health issue
Would Approaching Obesogenic Environment as a Public Health Issue Decrease Rates of Chronic Disease for Americans?
From a Future Nurse’s Perspective
West Coast University
The term Obesogenic environment refers to an environment that promotes gaining weight and one that is not conducive to weight loss within the home or workplace (Swinburn, et al., 1999). Modifying the obesogenic environment at the community and policy level can change the community at large, these changes could include access to healthy food and places to be physically active, later, supporting healthy behaviors in individuals. Obesity is a well-known and grave issue that is associated with a combination of causes and individual factors such as behavior and genetics. The lack of proper nutrition and physical activity has curtailed obesity into a pandemic. There are significant economic and health problems associated with the obesogenic environment that affect the United States healthcare system (Powell, Spears, & Rebori, 2010).
Impact on the health system includes direct or indirect costs. Direct medical cost may include preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. While indirect costs relate to sickness, death, and loss productivity. Productivity measures involve employees being absent from work for obesity-related health issues. The lack there, of proper nutrition and physical activity, this situation heightens existing public health issues (Bouchard,2010).
Purpose of Topic
A public health issue is constructed to protect and improve the health of the public. This helps to promote healthy lifestyles, while researching diseases. Advantages of labeling a health disproportion as a public health issue, bears greater prospects for funding, research, and changes in policies to end inequalities, including preventive programs. The purpose of this paper is to present evidence that the obesogenic environment should be viewed from a public health standpoint. To help and prevent chronic diseases in Americans.
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