Objectives and Interventions
Outcome Objective 1.1: By 2016, reduce the proportion of adults (age 18 and older) who are obese by 5%.
Baseline: 32.2% of Knox County adults 18 years and older are obese, based on height and weight measures collected at the time of the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) administration.
HP 2020 Goal NWS-9: Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese. Target: 30.6%; Baseline: 34% of persons aged 20 years and over were obese in 2005-08 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).
Outcome Objective 1.2: By 2016, reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes among adults (age 18 and older).
Baseline: Based on the BRFS data, one in ten (10.6%) of Knox County adults 18 years and older reports having diabetes.
HP2020 Goal D-1: Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population. Target: 7.2 new cases per 1,000 population aged 18-84 years; Baseline: 8.0 new cases of diabetes per 1,000 population aged 18 to 84 years occurred in the past 12 months, as reported in 2006-08 9age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).
By the year 2013, 30% of Knox County schools to report Body Mass Index (BMI) information obtained through Illinois Child Health Exam (school physicals).
Baseline: Currently, Knox County Local Public Health System does not collect data on obesity rates among school aged children.
HP2020 Goal NWS-10: Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese. Target: 14.6 percent; Baseline: 16.2 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are considered obese in 2005-08.
By the year 2013, increase awareness of the impact of Knox County’s built environment (buildings, land use, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, etc) and the risk factors contributing to obesity.
Baseline: Currently, Knox County Local Public Health System does not have a coordinated effort in educating residents on the importance of built environment and its relationship to obesity.
HP2020 Goal PA-15: (Developmental) Increase legislative policies for built environment that enhance access to and availability of physical activity opportunities.
By the year 2013, increase prevention programming in persons with pre-diabetes.
Baseline: Currently, the Knox County Local Public Health System has not conducted an analysis of prevention programming available for pre-diabetic residents.
HP2020 Goal D-16: Increase prevention behaviors in persons at high risk for diabetes with pre-diabetes.
- Partner with Knox County school officials to obtain and share BMI data with community organizations.
- Create and implement a surveillance tool for BMI data collection for Knox County school children.
- Develop task force to promote healthy lifestyles, including collaboration with Local Public Health System partners in obtaining data on Knox County’s built environment.
- Provide community programming on nutrition and physical activity.
- Marketing campaign to address nutrition and poor eating habits and their association with diabetes and obesity.