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Focus on Health Equity and Action

Obesity Disparities and the Use of Activity Tracker Technology to Facilitate Healthy Behavior


by 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.



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