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Resources for Starting an Obesity Prevention Program

Information in this module was developed, in part, using these resources:

Community Advisory Boards in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Synthesis of Best Processes
This article describes the best methods to form, operate, and maintain Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Author(s): Newman, S.D., Andrews, J.O., Magwood, G.S., Jenkins, C., Cox, M.J., & Williamson, D.C.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease; 8(3): A70
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 5/2011

Description of the Adapted Intervention Mapping (AIM) Process
Describes the steps involved in planning and implementing the AIM process.
Organization(s): Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center; Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver
Date: 10/2010

Developing a Parent-Centered Obesity Prevention Program for 4-H Families: Implications for Extension Family Programming
Provides best practices for developing obesity prevention programs for parents of 4-H youth in rural states, including developing interdisciplinary teams, gathering data from focus groups, and using evaluations.
Author(s): Benke, C., Bailey, S., Eldridge, G., Lynch, W., Martz, J., & Paul, L.
Citation: Journal of Extension; 51(3)
Date: 6/2013

Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization’s Capacity
This guide provides information to assist organizations in strengthening community based projects, activities, and proposals.
Author(s): Kretzmann, J. & McKnight, J.
Organization(s): Asset-Based Community Development Institute, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Date: 2005

Focusing on Solid Partnerships Across Multiple Sectors for Population Health Improvement
Provides guidance on forming cross-sector partnerships to leverage existing community expertise and resources.
Author(s): Bailey, S.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease; 7(6): A115
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 11/2010

An Innovative Approach to Addressing Childhood Obesity: A Knowledge-Based Infrastructure for Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Decision-Making in Quebec, Canada 
Describes the development of tools to support decision-making within multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP).
Author(s): Addy, N., Shaban-Nejad, A., Buckeridge, D., & Dubé, L.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 12(2): 1314-1333
Date: 2015

Regional Coalitions for Healthcare Improvement: Definitions, Lessons, and Prospects
This report examines effectiveness of regional coalitions in leading and implementing evidence-based healthcare initiatives.
Author(s): Mosser, G., Karp, M., & Rabson, B.
Organization(s): Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
Date: 8/2006

School Wellness Committee Toolkit
This toolkit provides guidance to school wellness councils in planning and implementing action plans to improve health.
Organization(s): Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: 2013

Statement of Policy: Comprehensive Obesity Prevention Policy
This policy statement outlines recommendations for obesity prevention, articulates the role of state and local health departments, and outlines specific obesity prevention strategies.
Organization(s): National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Date: 3/2010