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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
Describes the best methods to form, operate, and maintain Community Advisory Boards (CABs) for community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Author(s): Newman, S., Andrews, J., Magwood, G., et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(3), A70
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 5/2011

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. Covers developing interdisciplinary teams, gathering data from focus groups, and using evaluations.
Author(s): Benke, C., Bailey, S., Eldridge, G., et al.
Citation: Journal of Extension, 51(3)
Date: 6/2013

Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization's Capacity
Provides information to assist organizations in strengthening community based projects, activities, and proposals.
Author(s): Kretzmann, J., McKnight, J. Dobrowolski, S., & Puntenney, D.
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
Offers 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

School Wellness Committee Toolkit
Provides guidance to school wellness councils in planning and implementing action plans to improve health.
Organization(s): Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Date: 2013

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