Youth Health Issues in California Research Proposal by write123

Youth Health Issues in California
A research proposal for work to be carried out on a health topic relating to youth obesity.
# 105404 | 1,487 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper presents a research study on a health topic related to the health status of youth and describe why the topic is an important concern. The paper includes research-based practices related to the chosen issue, which for the purpose of this research report are issues relating to the "dietary patterns that causes disease of youth" and the "inadequate physical activity of youth." The paper relates that these two factors combined result in youth obesity.

Youth Obesity& Health-Related Factors
Collaborative initiatives in the State of California
Community and Neighborhood Programs
Collaborative Partnership with Homes, Communities and Schools
Best Practices Identified

From the Paper:

"The "Healthy People 2010: Proposed Objective 8.5" states as follows:" CDC has identified six categories of behaviors that are responsible for more than 70 percent of the mortality and morbidity among young people and thus should be the primary focus of health education and health promotion activities conducted in post-secondary institutions: (1) Behaviors that cause unintentional and intentional injuries; (2) Tobacco use; (3) Alcohol and other drug use; (4) Sexual behaviors that cause unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases; (5) Dietary patterns that cause disease; and (6) Inadequate physical activity (Health People 2010: Proposed Objective 8.5, 1998) These behaviors are usually established during youth, persist into adulthood, are interrelated, and contribute simultaneously to poor health, education, and social outcomes." (1998) The "Healthy People 2010: National Health Objectives for the United States" establishes that national health objectives is actually a very important strategy to improve and protect public health. The express purposes of the establishment of these health objectives includes those as follows: (1) To provide a baseline assessment of the population's health ; (2) To establish a tracking system for monitoring change in the population's health; (3) To facilitate evaluation of the impact of health improvement activities; (5) To increase the breadth and intensity of health improvement activities (through ambitious goal setting); (5) To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health improvement activities by defining priority strategies to reach the goals that have been set; (6) To foster a unity of purpose, organizational participation and partnerships, and a spirit of cooperation (by defining goals and strategies through a consensus process); (7) To help build awareness of, and support for, health programs among policymakers and the public; and (8) To guide decisions on allocation of funding." (Healthy People 2010": national health objectives for the United States, 1998)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Preventing Obesity in California: A Call for Policy and Community-Based Approaches. (2002) A Partner for Healthier Communities Vol. 4 Issue 1 2005 September. Online available at:
  • Kojima, Dori; Teare, Catherine, Dill, LeConte; and Boyle, Maria (2002) Improving Meal Quality in California's Schools: A Best Practices Guide for Healthy Food Service. Sept 2002 California Food Policy Advocates.
  • USDA Introduces My Pyramid for Kids (2006) Nutrition and Physical Activity News for Professionals Working With Youth Vol. 1 Issue 1 2006 Jan Online available at:
  • Healthy People 2010: Proposed Objective 8.5 (1998) Online available at:
  • Healthy People 2010: a national health objectives for the United States (1998) British Medical Journal November 28; 318(7171) 1513-1517. Online available at:

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Youth Health Issues in California (2008, July 07) Retrieved March 01, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Youth Health Issues in California" 07 July 2008. Web. 01 March. 2021. <>