Fice Of Disease Prevention And Health Promotion Essay

796 Words Dec 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Introduction The number of obese Americans grows every year and to the government 's best efforts that number never seems to go down. This is why the two sections I have chosen for my project are Chapter 19 Politics and Government and Chapter 21 Nonprofit, Health and Education. My campaign is for the United States Government to raise awareness about the growing number of obese Americans. Every year the number of Americans fighting obesity raises and now is the time for the Government to finally step up and face the problem head on. This project has been created for The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The ODPHP falls under the U.S Department of Health and already does great things such, like creates dietary guidelines, physical activity guidelines and so much more. “The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. We accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans” (Health.gov). They are currently in the middle of their Healthy People 2020 project, which has 42 different topics ranging from cancer to nutrition and weight status. Each topic has its own goals, the goal for nutrition and weight status is, “Promote health and reduce chronic disease risk through the consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights” (HealthyPeople.gov).…

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