While watching National Association of the Deaf's recent vlog found here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSkoNrtNxwo announcing their latest projects, Deaf community noticed practically all NAD leaders and officers are overweight or out of shape.
Is it a concern? Yes.
Is it reflective of health issues as a Deaf Community? Unfortunately also yes as health crisis is highly prevalent within the Deaf community.
NAD should add initiatives in creating task force to raise our socioeconomic status, utilize several social constructs such as self-efficacy, social cognitive, and self determination theories in developing creative solutions towards healthier behaviors, create task force to address poor health status within our community, AND take personal accountability as leaders in setting examples for others by getting healthier themselves.
Video by MrDeafRyan
NOTE: this vlog is NOT meant to offend their weight or body figures, but... it is reflective of a problem that's prevalent within our community.