Special Issue "Obesity Prevention: Systems change for healthy environments and healthy people"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2016).
Preventing obesity remains a significant modern challenge, in part because of the need for substantive changes to environments in which the population makes decisions that affect their health. These “obesogenic” environments have remained intractable to change and more needs to be done to create environments that support, not hinder, health, particularly as it relates to the prevention of obesity and associated chronic diseases.
Therefore, the focus of this Special Issue is to draw greater attention to the forces that shape environments, specifically in understanding the role that macro level systems play in shaping supportive environments, that in turn support healthy behaviours for obesity prevention. We invite contributions, including reviews and empirical studies, that explore some of the current systemic issues for healthy people and healthy environments, with a particular focus on:
• What governments can do to change systems (beyond a focus on environments)
• What communities can do to change systems
• What challenges and opportunities arise in evaluating systems-level changes
Dr. Sara Kirk
Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac
Ms. Tarra Penney
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