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“Obesity, Nutrition, and Non-Communicable Diseases” Project Participants Hosted by Graduate School USA’s International Institute

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Posted on Oct 17, 2016

Between October 18th and October 30th, Graduate School USA’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team will administer a project titled “Obesity, Nutrition, and Non-Communicable Diseases.” The 10 participants from various Pacific Island nations include a physician at a diabetic center, a food service program manager, as well as community-based health specialists who work with youth.

The project will be launched in Honolulu, HI, which was selected to host this project because it is a Pacific research hub for several public health issues covered in this project and because it shares many of these issues with the broader Pacific Islands community. The international visitors will also travel to Rapid City, SD and Washington, DC. Their focus in Rapid City will be to examine public health services for Native Americans living in cities and on reservations.

The group’s visit to Washington, DC will provide the group with national and international perspectives on initiatives focused on combating obesity, NCDs, and diabetes. The visitors’ program will conclude with a visit to a community health fair in Hawaii designed to educate Hawaii’s children and families on healthy, active lifestyles, exercise and nutrition, as well as injury prevention.

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