Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Use of health communication principles in management of obesity

What approaches can utilize current knowledge on health literacy/health communications as a research development tool and/or strategy to enhance obesity prevention and treatment efforts?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Allow the use of non-activity and non-dietary based approaches for managing overweight and obesity

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Health communication and health literacy are of interest in the US Healthy People 2020 goals. The methodology and principles of health communications and the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes are emerging especially for obesity. There is a sufficient pool of scientists trained to conduct this type of work.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : NHLBI Staff


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Idea No. 39