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Project Title

Project Title

Reducing obesity risk in children with developmental disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Segal, Mary

Description

Description

People with many developmental disabilities (DD) have higher rates of obesity and lower fitness than those in the general population, and children with DD are at elevated risk. The purpose of this proposal is to establish a community-based participatory research network spearheaded by local organizations in south central Pennsylvania to decrease the risk of obesity and improve health and wellness of school-age children with DD such as autism and intellectual disabilities. Through this initiative, the community's views will culminate in development of a community-based participatory research (CBPR) agenda for developing research projects on obesity in children with DD. The effort will lead to a self-sustaining collaborative network dedicated to the goal of promoting good health through everyday living for this greatly under-served population. People with many DD have higher rates of obesity and lower fitness than those in the general population, and children with DD are at elevated risk.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

29999

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LD. Evaluate at least two strategies or programs to increase the health and safety of people with ASD that simultaneously consider principles of self-determination and personal autonomy by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Reducing obesity risk in children with developmental disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Temple University

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5U13HD063168-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Reducing obesity risk in children with developmental disabilities | 29999 | 2012 | 5U13HD063168-03

 
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