Advancing Cancer Education and Healthy Living in Our Communities

Advancing Cancer Education and Healthy Living in Our Communities

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Over half the deaths from disease in the world are now due to just four chronic conditions u diabetes, lung diseases, some cancers and heart disease. Health and education are inextricably linked. Developing and delivering effective, scalable and sustainable education programs which lead to real behavioral change would influence some of the common risk factors for these diseases, such as smoking, poor diet and lack of physical activity. This book contains the selected papers from the St. Jude Cure4Kids Global Summit, held in June, 2011 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The aim of this three-day conference was to improve health and science education in classrooms and communities around the world. Leading educators, innovators and pioneers in the field of public health came together in a multidisciplinary forum to explore examples of successful education programs, analyze the challenges in designing effective, scalable and cost-efficient public health education programs and identify strategies, methodologies and incentives for developing future programs capable of yielding large-scale improvements in health outcomes for diverse communities.The papers presented here provide a foundation in the key topics necessary to create future innovative health promotion programs, and will be of interest to all those whose work involves improving health outcomes by means of better and more effective health education.Additionally, adolescents have said that the best venues for learning about these healthy habits, specifically nutrition and ... a€œGet Fit with the Grizzlies, a€ a 6-week, mini-curricular insert focusing on nutrition and physical activity for 4th and 5th graders in Memphis City Schools (MCS). ... The survey was originally created based on objectives found within the lesson plans of the mini-curriculum and Youth Riskanbsp;...

Title:Advancing Cancer Education and Healthy Living in Our Communities
Author:Yuri Quintana, Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, Dorothy May
Publisher:IOS Press - 2012


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