The unique authority of state and local health departments to address obesity.

@article{Pomeranz2011TheUA,
  title={The unique authority of state and local health departments to address obesity.},
  author={Jennifer L. Pomeranz},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={101 7},
  pages={
          1192-7
        }
}
The United States has 51 state health departments and thousands of local health agencies. Their size, structure, and authority differ, but they all possess unique abilities to address obesity. Because they are responsible for public health, they can take various steps themselves and can coordinate efforts with other agencies to further health in all policy domains. I describe the value of health agencies' rule-making authority and clarify this process through 2 case studies involving menu… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 34 CITATIONS

Obesity Policy Stringency Over Time: A Four State Policy Design

VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED