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About the Program

Key Program Efforts

Building Partnerships

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About ATCO

ATCO Contact

For more information
or to join the
Alaskans Taking on Childhood
Obesity Taskforce

contact:

Andrea Fenaughty, PhD.
CDPHP Epidemiologist
Alaska DHSS
Division of Public Health
(907) 269-8025

Alaskans Taking on Childhood Obesity (ATCO) Taskforce


Footnotes:

  1. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Anchorage School District Students, 1998-2008. Chronicles, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2009. Available at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Publications/Default.aspx.
  2. Fenaughty AM, Fink K, Peck D, Utermohle CJ. Childhood Obesity in Alaska. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. March 2009.
  3. Olshansky SJ, Passaro DJ, Hershow RC, et al. A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century. NEJM. 2005; 352:1138-1145.
  4. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Anchorage School District Students, 1998-2008. Chronicles, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2009. Available at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Publications/Default.aspx.
  5. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Healthy Alaskans 2010 Volume I: Targets and Strategies for Improved Health. April 2002. Available at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Pages/healthy_alaskans/HA2010.aspx.

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