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Hsin-Yen Yen and Hsuan Hsu

efforts by older adults in order to decrease the risk of NCDs and future health burdens. Furthermore, health disparities among countries worldwide are urgent issues in promoting public health ( Nakamura et al., 2016 ). Therefore, the purposes of this study were to compare the prevalence of HEAL in older

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Sharon E. Taverno Ross

This paper provides an overview of the growing U.S. Latino population, the obesity disparity experienced by this population, and the role of parents and physical activity in promoting a healthy weight status in Latino preschool children. The main portion of this paper reviews seven intervention

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Toben F. Nelson, Richard F. MacLehose, Cynthia Davey, Peter Rode and Marilyn S. Nanney

health behavior targets is to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities [eg, by gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic position (SEP), place of residence], and improve the health of all groups. Significant disparities in PA among youth exist. 17 , 18 For example, boys are more likely than girls to be

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Buffie Longmire-Avital, Takudzwa Madzima and Elyse Bierut

beneficial to all adults, there are notable disparities in the adherence to these recommendations. Black women are among the most physically inactive demographic groups in the United States, and it is reported that only 36% participate in the recommended 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity

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Scherezade K. Mama, Lorna H. McNeill, Erica G. Soltero, Raul Orlando Edwards and Rebecca E. Lee

, Greever, Nwaokelemeh, Mendoza, & Barr-Anderson, 2014 ; Brown & Trost, 2003 ; Vrazel, Saunders, & Wilcox, 2008 ). Therefore, innovative strategies to increase physical activity are needed to reduce health disparities and mortality among women of color. Most behaviorally focused theoretical frameworks

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David X. Marquez, Robert Wilson, Susan Aguiñaga, Priscilla Vásquez, Louis Fogg, Zhi Yang, JoEllen Wilbur, Susan Hughes and Charles Spanbauer

By 2050, it is expected that 20% of the older population in the United States will be comprised of Latinos ( Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2010 ). Disparities exist between Latinos and non-Latino Whites in cognitive function, as Latinos have twice the incidence of Alzheimer

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Maria Kosma, David Buchanan and Jan Hondzinski

, 2016b ). Moreover, disparities in levels of physical activity continue to exist. Based on the most recent National Health Interview Survey on all age groups ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2016b ), 43.6% of African Americans

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Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, Chad M. Killian, K. Andrew R. Richards and Jesse L. Rhoades

reflective of the continued gender disparity between male and female academics that has been noted in higher education ( Eagan & Carvey, 2015 ; Judge & Colquitt, 2004 ). It also hints at potential issues related to female faculty members’ voices being underrepresented in the research literature, given that

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Robin C. Puett, Dina Huang, Jessica Montresor-Lopez, Rashawn Ray and Jennifer D. Roberts

for children and to reduce disparities in access to such spaces. Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the following supporters of this research: (1) the participants of the BEAP Study and Natalie Boonchaisri who assisted with formatting and references and (2) the Agents of Change (AOC

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Leigh Ann Ganzar, Nalini Ranjit, Debra Saxton and Deanna M. Hoelscher

reduce health disparities and moderate (or mitigate) the influence of low socioeconomic status on health outcomes. 12 Studies on the effect or association of singular school policies with physical activity behavior in students have shown positive effects in multiple settings and populations, and they