TABLE H-2 Description of Selected Community-Level Obesity Prevention Initiatives: In Progress or No Population-Level Measurement (n=20)

Initiative Description
Children and Neighbors Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Houston (Correa et al., 2010) Coalition around obesity led by a workplace-oriented wellness organization. Two pilot neighborhoods selected. Children aged 6-12 years targeted. Focus group approach identified physical activity in one neighborhood (safety) and nutrition education in another.
Collaborate for Healthy Weight (NICHQ, 2012) National project of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality and the Health Resources and Services Administration bringing together primary care providers, public health professionals, and leaders of community organizations to work across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) (CDC, 2013) Fifty communities funded (39 obesity prevention) through a 2-year cooperative agreement to reduce chronic disease related to obesity and tobacco using the evidence and practice-based MAPPS.a This effort is expected to produce broad, high-impact, sustainable, health outcomes through policy, systems, and environmental change.
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) (Becker et al., 2008) Obesity prevention coalition in Chicago promoting healthy and active lifestyles for children through environmental changes, public education, advocacy, research, outcome measurement, and program evaluation.
Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina (Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, 2013) A statewide movement that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play, and pray. Emphasizes policy and organizational change and evidence-based practices (e.g., media campaigns, worksite interventions, body mass index [BMI] monitoring).
Get a Life! (Mississippi) (AHRQ, 2012c) Supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area’s obesity epidemic. Key program elements include supporting local health councils, providing technical support, and regional planning.
Go for Your Life (Victoria, Australia) (Haby et al., 2009) Community-based interventions in six communities in regions of low socioeconomic status. Planned and managed by primary care physicians/lead agencies, support from Department of Health Services and a state-wide evaluator.
Healthy Alberta Communities Project (Alberta Provence, Canada) (Raine et al., 2010) Partnership between the Health Ministry and University of Alberta to promote environmental approaches to obesity prevention.
Healthy and Active Communities (Missouri) (Hessel et al., 2010) Approaches include grantmaking, evaluation support, technical assistance for dissemination, policy assessment, and development of local, regional, and statewide collaborations to increase access to physical activity and nutrition through environmental, policy, and behavior change.
 


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