A wide range of tools and resources have been created to guide communities through the process of implementing
evidence-based interventions. Some of these specifically address the issue of planning to prevent and address
obesity. A collection of high-quality resources is provided in the table below.
Table 5-2: Resources to Guide Planning for Interventions Addressing Obesity and Its Risk Factors
Source/What it Is
Strengths and Limitations
Provides easy access to resources that can facilitate the transfer of evidence-based research findings
into practice. Provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and
researchers to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs, including those
addressing population-based approaches.
Includes detailed information for planning interventions to address diet/nutrition and physical
Assists in identifying regional partners
Provides direct linkages to research-tested programs