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  1. The Anti-Obesity Obesity Talk Janice Johnson Dias, PhD GrassROOTSCommunity Foundation John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prepared for DASH NY Coalition Conference Community Partnership to End Obesity March 23, 2013

  2. Adult Obesity Rate in Mississippi Could Reach 66.7 Percent by 2030 Related Health Care Costs Could Climb by 11.7 Percent

  3. WhyNewark? • Low LITERACY rates • High levels of OBESITY • CRIME rates

  4. Serenity

  5. Serenity

  6. Serenity

  7. Beyond Obesity to HEALTH Obesity is one of the central gateways to poor mental & sexual health

  8. Why HEALTH? • Chronic illness and cancer kills • Mortality • Breast Cancer • Obesity-related illnesses • HIV/AIDS • Depression/Anxiety

  9. Poverty and Health • People living in poverty tend to have more chronic illnesses, more frequent and severe disease complications and make greater demands on the health care system • Higher rates of breast cancer • Higher rates of obesity • Higher rates of HIV • Higher rates of suicide

  10. Who are the poor? • Poorest 20 percent are young • About two-thirds are single individuals • More than one-third have not finished high school. • Minorities are substantially overrepresented • Being black in America means a one in four chance of being poor • Being young and black raises your chance of being poor up to one in 2.5.

  11. THE TARGET OF OUR FEARSand hope • Black boys and men (14-20 years old)