Toolkits and Related Resources
Aboelata, M., L. Mikkelsen, L. Cohen, S. Fernandes, M. Silver, L. Parks, J. DuLong. 2004. The Built Environment and Health—11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation. http://www.preventioninstitute.org/pdf/BE_full_document_110304.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials). 2006. State Options for Reducing Overweight and Obesity. Washington, DC: ASTHO.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 2006. Guide to Community Preventive Services. www.thecommunityguide.org (accessed June 10, 2009).
The Finance Project. 2004. Financing Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Federal Funding Sources and other Strategies. http://www.financeproject.org/Publications/obesityprevention.pdf (accessed August 4, 2009).
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. 2008. Tipping the Scales in Favor of our Children. https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/MEMBERS/FOUNDATION/GROWING_UP_HEALTHY/TIPPINGSCALES/TIPPING_SCALES.PDF (accessed May 27, 2009).
Healthy Eating by Design. 2008. Lessons from the Field: Promoting Healthy Eating in Communities. http://www.activelivingbydesign.org/sites/default/files/HEbD_Lessons_from_communities_FINAL2.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Heroux, J. 2005. Lessons Learned: Promoting Physical Activity at the Community Level. http://www.rwjf.org/files/publications/LessonsLearned_PhysicalActivity_GRR.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). 2006. Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition in Afterschool Settings: Strategies for Program Leaders and Policy Makers. http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/afterschool/fitness_nutrition.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
ICMA (International City/County Management Association). 2006. Community Health and Food Access: The Local Government Role. http://www.icma.org/upload/library/2006-09/%7B5CD4101C-2803-4655-9A51-465461B3C897%7D.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Leadership for Healthy Communities. 2007. Improving Access to Healthy Foods: A Guide for Policy-makers. http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/accesshealthyfoodslhc2007.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Leadership for Healthy Communities. 2007. Increasing Active Living: A Guide for Policymakers. http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/activelivinglhc2007.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Local Government Commission. Cultivating Community Gardens: The Role of Local Government in Creating Healthy, Livable Neighborhoods. http://www.lgc.org/freepub/docs/community_design/fact_sheets/community_gardens.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Local Government Commission and the Cities, Counties and School Partnership. 2007. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: School and Local Government Collaborations. http://www.lgc.org/freepub/docs/community_design/fact_sheets/Healthy_Kids_Healthy_Communities.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
NACo (National Association of Counties). 2005. County Government Approaches to Combating Youth Obesity, Encouraging Physical Activity, and Creating Healthy Communities. http://www.naco.org/Content/ContentGroups/Programs_and_Projects/Community_Development/Center_for_Sustainable_Communities/Final_Youth_Obesity_SurveyReport.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
NACo. 2008. Transportation Solutions to Create Active, Healthy Counties: Collaboration for Childhood Obesity Prevention. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=New_Technical_Assistance&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27724 (accessed May 27, 2009).
NALBOH (National Association of Local Boards of Health). 2006. Land Use Planning for Public Health: The Role of Local Boards of Health in Community Design and Development. http://www.activeliving.org/files/NALBOH_land_use_report.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials). Obesity in your Community. http://www.naleo.org/downloads/HealthToolKit.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee. 2007. Building Healthy Communities: Expanding Access to Fresh Food Retail. http://www.sph.tulane.edu/PRC/Files/FPAC%20Report%20Final.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
NLC (National League of Cities). 2006. Combating childhood obesity, Issue #8. Action Kit for Municipal Leaders. http://www.nlc.org/ASSETS/FC9AD61015584D1789198583E6C888E8/IYEF_Action_Kit_Childhood_Obesity.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
PolicyLink and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. 2007. Grocery Store Attraction Strategies: A Resource Guide for Community Activists and Local Governments. http://www.lisc.org/bay_area/assets/grocerymanual_10408.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
Prevention Institute. ENACT (Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool). http://www.preventioninstitute.org/sa/enact/members/index.php (accessed May 27, 2009).
Prevention Institute. 2008. Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments. http://www.preventioninstitute.org/documents/promisingstrategies.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
Public Health Law and Policy. 2008. How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans—a Toolkit for Building Healthy, Vibrant Communities through Land Use Policy Change. http://www.healthyplanning.org/healthygp_toolkit/HealthyGP_TOC.pdf (accessed September 10, 2009).
RE-AIM. www.re-aim.org (accessed June 10, 2009).
Rosenthal, J. 2005. Enhancing State and Local Capacity to Promote Healthy Weight in Children: Addressing Disparities in the Real World. http://www.nashp.org/Files/GNL60_obesity_disparities_final_6.7.05.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
Rosenthal, J., and D. Chang. 2004. State Approaches to Childhood Obesity: A Snapshot of Promising Practices and Lessons Learned. http://www.nashp.org/Files/Obesity_final_with_correct_appendix_C.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). 2007. Balance—a Report on State Action to Promote Nutrition, Increase Physical Activity and Prevent Obesity. http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/product.jsp?id=31471 (accessed May 27, 2009).
Swinburn, B., T. Gill, and S. Kumanyika. 2005. Obesity prevention: A proposed framework for translating evidence into action. Obesity Reviews 6(1):23–33.
Texas Department of State Health Services. 2006. Texas Obesity Policy Portfolio. http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/cpcpi/pdf/obesityportfolio.pdf (accessed May 28, 2009).
Trust for America’s Health. 2008. F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America. http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2008/Obesity2008Report.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
The United States Conference of Mayors. 2008. Mayors’ Guide to Fighting Childhood Obesity. http://usmayors.org/chhs/healthycities/documents/guide-20080326.pdf (accessed May 27, 2009).
Zenzola, T. 2005. Land Use Planning and Community Design: The Role of Local Public Health Agencies. A Focus Group Report. National Association of County and City Health Officials. http://www.naccho.org/topics/environmental/landuseplanning/upload/land-use-planning-and-local-public-health-officials.pdf (accessed November 17, 2009).