Physical Activity–Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review of the Literature, 2002–2013

@inproceedings{Meyer2015PhysicalAP,
  title={Physical Activity–Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review of the Literature, 2002–2013},
  author={M Ren{\'e}e Umstattd Meyer and Cynthia K Perry and Jasmin C. Sumrall and Megan S. Patterson and Shawn M. Walsh and Stephanie C. Clendennen and Steven P. Hooker and Kelly R Evenson and Karin Valentine Goins and Katie M Heinrich and Nancy O’Hara Tompkins and Amy A. Eyler and Sydney A. Jones and Rachel G Tabak and Cheryl Ann Valko},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Health disparities exist between rural and urban residents; in particular, rural residents have higher rates of chronic diseases and obesity. Evidence supports the effectiveness of policy and environmental strategies to prevent obesity and promote health equity. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended 24 policy and environmental strategies for use by local communities: the Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO); 12 strategies focus on… CONTINUE READING

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