Module 5: Addressing Obesity in Different Settings
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for implementing programs to prevent and address overweight and obesity.
Choosing a program requires communities to assess their needs and resources, find an appropriate model program,
and then adjust that model to fit the community. (See Module 4: Developing Interventions)
This module presents interventions that rural communities can explore, select, adapt, and/or modify as needed.
The interventions are organized by three settings: clinics, schools, and communities. However, many of these
models can be implemented or adapted for use in a variety of settings. Model summaries include information
To learn how to identify and adapt interventions, see Developing a Rural Community Health Program in
the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
Strength of existing evidence of effectiveness
Whether programs target individual-level behavior change, or policy, systems, and environment (PSE)
Whether they have been tested in a rural setting
Links to additional information
In this module: