Behavioral Intervention In Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 have over 22 evidenced-based resources and interventions available on their website to address their leading health indicator on adult obesity. For example, Identify obesity in adults: screening and management, is an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project that was completed in June 2012. The intervention focuses on screening adults for a body mass index greater than 30kg per m2 then referring them for intense multicomponent behavioral intervention (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011). The program uses the 5 A’s Behavioral Counseling Framework. The study found behavioral interventions led to an average 4% weight loss form baseline (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2011). Although Healthy People 2020 rated the level of evidence a 4 out of 4 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2011) gave the intervention a “B” indicating there is high certainty the benefit would be moderate.
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation is another intervention presented by Healthy People 2020 (HHS, Healthy People 2020, 2016). This initiative was published in 2012, with strength of evidence rated at 3 out 4. The initiative consists of 5 major goals that address the …show more content…
These policies have been implemented that set guidelines on nutrition labeling, marketing and education. Evidence suggests that humans are heavily influenced by their environment. For example, programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will not assist individuals make healthy food choices, if the stores where they utilize the program do not have healthy food choices available. However, policies like the 2014 farm bill requiring retailers who accept the SNAP program to carry specific categories of healthy foods will have a positive impact on population health (United States Department of Agriculture,