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From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:22 PM
Subject: IHS Directors Blog, July 24, 2012: The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic
Posted on the IHS Director's Blog on July 24, 2012

The obesity epidemic is one of the most significant health issues facing the United States today.  We know that obesity leads to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, and kidney disease, which are leading causes of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  I encourage you to visit the website  ( Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving and learn about "The Weight of the Nation", which is a documentary series that aired on HBO recently that looks at the obesity crisis in all communities in the nation.  You can request a community action kit at the website, view the films, and learn more about what you can do to take action.  It is important that we all accept that obesity is a serious health threat to our communities and take action now to address this crisis.  Please help with this important public health campaign.


Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office
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