Novel Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention Implemented in Philadelphia Public Schools: Body Empowerment Project
Keywords:eating disorders, Behavioral Health, child mental health, afterschool program, prevention, health equity, wellness, school, Community School Project, near-peer, mentorship, human services, Community Health, Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Nonprofit organizations, nonprofit leadership
Eating disorders are the most fatal mental illnesses for teenagers and young adults in the U.S., with a mortality rate 12 times greater than that of any other psychiatric illness. Body Empowerment Project has developed an innovative preventative health intervention that seeks to reduce eating disorder risk in adolescents. This program has been implemented broadly across 12 public middle and high schools within the School District of Philadelphia with promising early success. We encourage other schools to adopt this early intervention to improve mental health outcomes for youth.
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