Obesity and Mental Health

Problem Statement The prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased from 30.5% to 42.4% among adults over the past twenty years.1 Although obesity has an impact on health regardless of gender, some disparities exist. Rates of obesity are similar among men and women; however, stroke risk associated with obesity has remained stagnant in …

Female Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During COVID-19 and Available Resources

Problem Statement Adverse mental health outcomes are a severe public health issue that significantly affects our healthcare providers’ health and performance.1 Worldwide, female healthcare providers have been physically and emotionally exhausted from caring for COVID-19 patients. Their mental health may be affected by the increased demand for care and the maintenance of personal responsibilities. Additional …

Mental Health for Latina Youth: The Need for Tailored Resiliency Interventions

Problem Statement Mental health is a serious issue associated with reduced life satisfaction, shortened life expectancy, and higher rates of physical illnesses.1,2 Among adolescents, poor mental health significantly impacts long-term health behaviors, such as drug use or sexual behaviors.3 In the recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report for 2019, feelings of …