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Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jul;6(3):A100. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

Engaging and mobilizing community members to prevent obesity among adolescents.

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K-10, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, USA. pet0@cdc.gov

Abstract

Community-based public health interventions are designed on the premise that the community is an asset in transforming the health system for health protection. One such intervention is Diabetes Today, a training program for health professionals and lay community leaders that has been successful in building awareness of diabetes as a public health problem. We advocate the use of this program to prevent obesity among adolescents.

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PMCID:
PMC2722392
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