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Title: Using provider perspectives to understand what makes obesity and diabetes prevention programs for children living in a First Nations Community in Northern Ontario effective
Authors: Niles, Andrew
Keywords: First Nations;obesity;diabetes;screening;prevention;children;youth;process model
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2018
Abstract: Diabetes is a disease that is highly prevalent in Indigenous communities at rates that exceed the general population by up to four times. This research will explore the efficacy of an obesity and diabetes screening and prevention program for children and youth that was self-initiated in a First Nations community. Eight staff employed at the health and wellness centre were interviewed using semi structured interviews. It was found that the program experienced much success over the years due in part to the use of incentives, culturally appropriate programming and dedicated staff. The program’s growth over the years led staff to conclude that time and human resources were major limitations to the program. This research highlights key areas that should be addressed when implementing a program and provides valuable insight for other communities wanting to implement a program like this.
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