About this Toolkit
The Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit was first published on 12/20/2012 and last reviewed on 7/24/2017.
Toolkits are developed based on a review of FORHP grantees' applications, foundation-funded projects, and an
extensive literature review, to identify evidence-based and promising models. Programs featured in the toolkit
are interviewed to provide insights about their work and guidance for other rural communities interested in
undertaking a similar project.
This toolkit was produced by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, in partnership with the University
of Minnesota's Rural Health Research Center, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
Contributors from the NORC/UMN Team include Karen Harris Brewer, Heather Langerman, Alycia Bayne, Crystal
Boateng, Lindsay Virost, and Alana Knudson.
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:
Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health
Analysis and University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, 2017. Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 8 August 2022].
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP),
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department
under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.