Friday, October 21, 2011

New CDC Report on Reducing Obesity for People with Disabilities


The CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) has just released a new report that will help inform governmental and organizational strategies to reduce obesity among people with disabilities.

Achieving Healthy Weight by Reducing Obesity and Improving Well-being for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course examines a number of challenges and barriers to weight management specific to people with disabilities, and explores opportunities to enhance research, programs, education, and tools.  Specifically, the report recognizes the need for publicly funded programs to include people with disabilities in mainstream, and sometimes targeted, health programs and health services that help reduce obesity.

Additional information and tools are also available:
Achieving Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities, Questions and Answers
CDC.gov Feature Story: Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities

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