Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Welcome to the Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to help your program to identify factors in your community that promote obesity, convene partners to help address those problems, and apply proven obesity prevention strategies.
The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Modules also include resources for you to use in developing a program for your area. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Module 1: Understanding Obesity
Learn about rural obesity in the United States, so you can develop practical solutions to address it.
Module 2: Creating an Obesity
Where to Begin
First steps in creating a rural obesity prevention program.
Module 3: Targeting Audiences
Choosing the audience for your rural obesity prevention program.
Module 4: Developing Interventions
Using appropriate evidence-based interventions to meet your community's rural obesity prevention needs.
Module 5: Addressing
Rural obesity prevention strategies for healthcare providers, schools and communities.
Module 6: Evaluating Efforts
Evaluating rural obesity programs to help communities assess program effectiveness and build the evidence base for what works in rural communities.
Examples of rural obesity programs that have been implemented in clinical, school, and community settings.