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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Obesity and weight control

U.S. County Profiles
County-level profiles that provide data by gender on life expectancy, chronic disease, obesity, physical activity, and smoking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Community Health Online Resource Center
Database of practice-based resources to address obesity, tobacco use, and promote healthy living in communities. Results can be limited to rural populations by searching for rural in the search box.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Contains seven modules that concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Shares best practices from successful obesity prevention programs in clinical, school, and community settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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PubMed Search: Obesity and Weight Control in Rural Areas
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of obesity and weight control in rural areas.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Food Environment Atlas
Web-based mapping tool providing access to county-level data on multiple factors affecting access to healthy, affordable food. Includes information on grocery store availability, food assistance, and food insecurity. Covers data on physical activity, diabetes, obesity, and socioeconomic characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Obesity and Weight Control Topic Guide
Provides answers to frequently asked questions and resources on rural obesity and weight control. Compares obesity in rural and urban areas, discusses how obesity impacts health and factors contributing to obesity in rural areas. Covers health promotion efforts for local health departments, schools, communities, and rural specific models.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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