Obesity Disparities and the Use of Activity Tracker Technology to Facilitate Healthy Behavior
Jessica Breland, PhD
Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Lauren Korshak, DHealth(c), MS, RCEP
Seminar date: 1/9/2019
Description: Health disparities exist in the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes) for Veterans. Encouraging a healthy weight and promoting healthy behaviors associated with a healthy weight is challenging. The January 2019 Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyberseminar focuses on current obesity disparities in Veteran populations and will highlight a partnership that connects Veterans to activity and fitness trackers to promote engagement in an active lifestyle.
Intended audience: Researchers, clinicians, care coordinators, policy makers, educators, data analysts, Veteran stakeholders and representatives of vulnerable Veteran groups who are interested in understanding and/or promoting equitable health among all Veterans.