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Collaborate for Healthy Weight

Building on nearly a decade of quality improvement work in this field, NICHQ, together with a Consortium of organizations and individuals with exceptional knowledge, experience, reach and capabilities, will establish a Prevention Center for Healthy Weight (PCHW) that, in partnership with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), will plan, implement and manage a nationwide Healthy Weight Collaborative (HWC). At least fifty trans-sectoral teams from around the country will identify, test and implement program and policy changes in their communities to better prevent and treat obesity. The HWC aim is to establish productive partnerships between health care, public health and community-based organizations that will form the basis for sustainable positive community environmental and individual health behavior change ultimately promoting healthy weight.

Collaborative for Healthy Weight Resources

NACCHO encourages local health departments, schools, community groups, and community coalitions working on childhood obesity to visit the Collaborate for Healthy Weight website for tools, resources and success stories. Collaborate for Healthy Weight provides information and successful strategies on why engaging multi-sector partners, businesses, stakeholders adds value and resources at little to no cost. More »

NACCHO’s Role in the HWC Project

NACCHO will work with the NICHQ team to achieve the completion of the following project activities and deliverables listed below:

  • Provide input to the development of a charter including recommendations for changes in practice and policy and for measures to track progress. 
  • Identify and ensure engagement of up to 3-5 local health department experts for the expert panel. 
  • Participate in the development of site selection criteria and participate in recommendation for
    selection of sites. 
  • Through regional leaders and defined processes, regularly provide coaching and support for collaborative teams and external audiences on the role of local health department leaders in creating communities that promote healthy weight as well as on former productive partnerships between health departments and other sectors including primary care. Draw on knowledge and experience of other local health departments both within and outside the collaborative.
The Childhood Obesity and the Environment Virtual Forum

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has released the Childhood Obesity and the Environment Virtual Forum on YouTube. The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.   More »

Healthy Weight Collaborative Action Kit

Healthy Weight Collaborative Action Kit

logoWe have divided the most promising and helpful videos collected from both phases of the Healthy Weight Collaborative into three sections. Please click on the links to access the section most relevant to your work.his action kit is designed to help spread the lessons learned from the Healthy Weight Collaborative to those interested in making change in their communities. More »