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Public Health Information
A collection of resources providing authoritative, reliable health information.
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is the ONLY non-profit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity. Founded in 2005, the OAC remains at the forefront of the fight against obesity. From advocating on capitol hill for access to obesity treatments to publishing hundreds of educational resources for individuals affected, the OAC truly represents the voice of all those affected by obesity.
Founded in 1994, Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management.
The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Books from the Library Catalog
These books can be viewed in the Medical Library.
Obesity by George A. Bray
Call Number: WD 210 B827g 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-28
Obesity by James M. Rippe (Editor); Theodore J. Angelopoulos (Editor)
Call Number: WD 210 O1257 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-11
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs by American Academy of Pediatrics Staff; American Public Health Association Staff; National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care Staff
A new coalition to battle the problem of overweight and obese children in central Illinois. The group is working to connect with families at PTO groups, athletic gatherings, school-wide family nights and parent-teacher conference sessions.