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What's Good for Health is Good for Business: Engaging the Business Community in Prevention Efforts


This resource guide is for public health departments and coalitions outlines the steps involved in forging successful community prevention partnerships with local businesses. It is designed to support community prevention leaders as they develop coalitions and engage local businesses in prevention efforts to improve employee and resident access to healthy food, physical activity, and tobacco-free environments. Many prevention efforts have successfully included businesses as coalition members, partners, or leaders in creating change. This guide highlights examples of fruitful public health-business partnerships, explores the basis for their success, and provides insights on how to replicate these successes elsewhere.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

CDC Winnable Battles

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Chronic Disease, Health Promotion and Health Education, Nutrition, Obesity, Tobacco


Institutional Author:

The Prevention Institute





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