Public Health Resources

Obesity

           

State Variation in Meeting the 2008 Federal Guidelines for Both Aerobic and Muscle-strengthening Activities Through Leisure-time Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 18-64: United States, 2010-2015 (June 2018)  Jul-09-2018 This report presents national and state-level age-adjusted estimates of percentages of U.S. adults aged 18-64 who met the 2008 federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities during leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in 2010-2015, by sex and work status (working compared with nonworking). (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adults in the United States, 2013-2016   Jul-12-2018 This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults who tried to lose weight in the past year by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, family income, and weight status, based on data collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2013-2016. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)

BE Active Slides and Talking Points  Aug-08-2018 This slide deck with talking points can help public health professionals and community leaders spread the word about the BE Active resources to promote and increase physical activity in their communities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Assessing Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Trinity Hospital Twin City Fit For Life Program for Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention in a Rural Midwestern Town   Aug-08-2018 This article reports on the Fit For Life (FFL) health education program designed to address the determinants of obesity in rural settings and help participants lose weight. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and Overweight in the Armed Forces: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief  Aug-13-2018 Brief summary of a May 2018 workshop which examined the magnitude of obesity and overweight in the military, highlighted existing approaches that support a healthy weight, and explored innovative cross-sector opportunities to overcome this challenge. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Clinical Perspectives on Obesity Treatment: Challenges, Gaps, and Promising Opportunities  Sep-11-2018 This discussion paper highlights the challenges, remaining gaps, and promising opportunities in advancing obesity treatment. The authors discuss challenges facing children and adults with obesity, including access to treatment, risks involved with treatment, responsiveness to treatment, and the importance of multidisciplinary care teams. (National Academy of Medicine)

7 States Now Report Obesity at or Above 35%  Sep-12-2018 Today, CDC released new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The 2017 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that adult obesity prevalence across the country remains high and differs by race, ethnicity, and education. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Call for Research Papers: Physical Activity Among Women & Girls  Sep-14-2018 Public Health Reports is calling for manuscripts in the following areas: critical periods during the life course (e.g. puberty, marriage, educational transitions, pregnancy, and menopause) that impact physical activity levels among women and girls; organized sports participation among women and girls; and effective policies and/or programs that promote physical activity among women and girls. Abstracts are due November 3, 2018. (Public Health Reports)

Physical Activity Resource Guide: Implementing Physical Activity Programming for SNAP-Eligible Populations (2018)  Sep-17-2018 This resource provides practical “how-to” information about physical activity programming. This guide is intended to assist public health professionals, community leaders, community based and similar organizations assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based physical education and physical activity programing in early child care, elementary school, middle school, high school, parks and the worksite environment. (California Department of Health)

The State of Obesity: 2018  Sep-18-2018 Each year, the State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report highlights the latest obesity trends as well as strategies, policies, programs, and practices that can reverse the epidemic. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))

    • + Professional and Research
      • Boston Obesity Research Center (ORC) The Boston Obesity Research Center (ORC) provides resources and support for studies in the area of obesity and nutrition. The site provides access to research, events, and information about the Institute's activities around obesity and nutrition.
      • Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) A nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.
      • Healthy Eating Research A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that supports research on environmental and policy strategies with potential to promote healthy eating among children, especially those most at risk for obesity.
      • NACCHO Obesity Prevention/Physical Activity/Nutrition NACCHO, in cooperation with the CDC, seeks to address issues related to the obesity endemic in the United States and develop interventions through evidence-based, cost-effective strategies which can have a significant impact on our nation's health.
      • National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) The mission of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity.
      • Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their mission is to work with community partners to design, implement, and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce overweight, and reduce chronic disease risk among children and youth.
      • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.
      • Texas Obesity Research Center The Texas Obesity Research Center fosters local community collaborations to develop state-of-the-art obesity prevention and control methodologies through cross sectional and longitudinal research investigating psychosocial, environmental and biologic determinants of obesity and its consequences.
      • The Obesity Society The Obesity Society is a leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity, committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
      • University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center The University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center provides leadership and coordination at the local, national, and international level for multidisciplinary research, policy, and education that focuses on understanding and responding to the pernicious epidemic of excessive weight gain and obesity.
    • + Federal
      • NIH Obesity Research NIH is a key contributor to solving the obesity problem through scientific research on obesity prevention and treatment.
    • + International
      • European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) The European Association for the Study of Obesity aims to promote research on obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organizations, and promote action that tackles the epidemic of obesity.
      • WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity Commission has been tasked with providing a report specifying which approaches and combinations of interventions are likely to be most effective in tackling childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world.
      • World Obesity Federation IASO is an umbrella organization for obesity associations from over 50 countries. It works to improve global health by promoting the understanding of obesity and weight-related diseases through scientific research, dialogue, and the development of effective policies for obesity prevention and management.

APA Resources on Obesity  Resources, news, and strategies for reducing obesity. (American Psychological Association)

ASTHO Obesity and Wellness Resources  Support and resources to states for the development of policies that support healthy eating and active living. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Behavior, environment, and genetic factors all have a role in causing people to be overweight and obese  *Archived content* This collection of educational resources contains information and commentary on discoveries of genetic variants, related disease outcomes, and the complex social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding genetic discoveries related to obesity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Overweight and Obesity Topics  Provides an overview of obesity in America and links to information resources. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Endocrine Society: Obesity Overview  Online clearinghouse for the general public and reporters seeking information on the key scientific trends and advancements related to obesity. (Endocrine Society)

Evaluating Weight Control Programs  Find a variety of articles, brochures, and publications to help consumers and professionals alike find their way through the maze of weight and diet claims. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

FNIC Weight and Obesity  The Food Nutrition Information Center provides a wealth of knowledge on the topic of obesity, including general information and resources, treatment and prevention timelines, evaluating weight control programs, practical healthy weight control, adolescent and childhood obesity and non-diet approaches, and more. (Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library)

Healthfinder: Obesity  Government-sponsored information resources on obesity. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

Healthy Weight  Site provides consumers information on healthy eating, weight loss, preventing weight gain, health effects of extra weight, physical activity, tips for parents, meal planning, and success stories. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Mayo Clinic Information on Obesity  Consumer information on obesity prevention and treatment. (Mayo Clinic)

MedlinePlus - Obesity  Authoritative information and selected links to resources related to obesity. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

NIFA Obesity Topic Page  Information on obesity and healthy weight including news, funding opportunities, research results, partnerships, and upcoming events. (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA)

NIH Health Information on Obesity  Links to obesity information and resources across the various Institutes. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Nutrition and Obesity Genetics and Genomics  Resources about genetic linkages to nutrition and obesity, including research and funding opportunities. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Nutrition.gov: Overweight and Obesity  Consumer health information and resources on managing weight. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

Obesity Treatment and Prevention Program  The Obesity Treatment and Prevention Program supports research on the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity across the lifespan. Research focuses on critical periods for excess weight gain or high-risk populations. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Obesity and Cancer Risk  Information on obesity and its relationship to cancer. (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)

Obesity and Heart Health  This page explains the effects of obesity on coronary heart disease. (American Heart Association)

PAHO Obesity Prevention  PAHO resources and information on obesity. (Pan American Health Organization)

Rural Obesity and Weight Control  Information and health care provider tools for addressing obesity in rural populations. (Rural Health Information Hub)

Vital Signs: Cancer and obesity   The October 2017 issue of Vital Signs focuses on the link between obesity and cancer. Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

WHO Obesity Page  Webpage includes information, multimedia, WHO programs, publications, statistics, and technical information on obesity at the global-level. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (2013)  Resources for consumers on the topics of weight management and obesity. (Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library)

Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)  Provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop   This Proceedings of a Workshop highlights key points made by workshop participants and discussions from the September 12, 2017 workshop. The workshop brought together diverse partners to examine the ways in which the places we live, work, and play influence obesity, health, and equity. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Final Recommendation Statement: Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Behavioral Interventions  The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions. (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF))

Special Supplement: Community-Driven Efforts to Increase Equity in Communities Through Policy and Systems Change: Outcomes and Lessons Learned From 9 Years of Food & Fitness Community Partnerships  Health Promotion Practice supplement features 12 articles and two commentaries, including three case studies highlighting the processes, partnerships and local policy changes needed to overcome barriers and create community-driven equitable change in food and fitness environments. (Society for Public Health Education)

Stepping It Up and Eating Right: Past and Future Successes in Federal Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy and Programs (December 2016)  Report outlines the successes made during the past eight years to improve nutrition and physical activity in the United States. Importantly, it also outlines several paths to continue this progress. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment (CHOPT) Projects  Two projects that analyze Medicaid programs that are designed to prevent and treat childhood obesity to learn how they affect families and identify promising practices. (National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ))

Eat Healthy ─ Be Active Community Workshops  Six one-hour workshops that include lesson plans, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

Innovations in Childhood Obesity   The Innovations in Childhood Obesity initiative fosters collaboration between Medicaid and public health organizations in five states - Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas - with efforts focused on the development, testing, and dissemination of innovative approaches to reducing obesity prevalence among low-income children. (Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS))

Let's Move!  Comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!  Interactive after-school education program for young people ages 11 to 13. It is designed to help teach them about the complex media world around them, and how it can affect their health, especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)

Promoting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans  Publications, archived webinars, state case studies, and other resources to support implementation of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

VERB Youth Media Campaign  National, multicultural, social marketing campaign that encourages young people ages 9-13 years to be physically active every day. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition  National education program designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. The program provides tools, fun activities, and more to help encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH)

o to 60  In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and President's Council launched the #0to60 Campaign to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to living healthy. Site includes fitness and nutrition resources and a mobile app. (National Foundation on Fitness Sports and Nutrition)

2016 Early Care and Education State Indicator Report  Report outlines state efforts to address childhood obesity in early care and education settings. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Adolescent and Childhood Obesity  Resources for adolescent and childhood obesity. (National Agricultural Library, USDA)

BAM! Body and Mind Campaign  Campaign to provide guidance for youth in healthy living, including nutrition, physical activity, safety, and diseases. Site includes mobile applications, recipes, games, and tips. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health  CATCH is a program designed to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyle.

CDC Childhood Obesity Facts  Provides information on childhood obesity including statistics, health effects, and prevention strategies. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Vital Signs - Progress on Childhood Obesity  Data and information on childhood obesity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CHOICES Project  The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is working to help reverse the US obesity epidemic by identifying the most cost-effective childhood obesity interventions. (Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

COMPACT  A five-year international collaboration to apply the principles of systems science to community-based childhood obesity interventions. Systems science can help researchers identify the factors that lead to the effective implementation of childhood obesity interventions. (Brookings Institution)

Center for School, Health and Education - Hunger and Obesity  Information to help understand hunger and obesity and the role for school-based health care. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Childhood Obesity: A Resource List for Educators and Researchers (2013)  Collection of articles, educational materials, and other information resources on the topic of childhood obesity for educators and researchers. (Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library)

Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight - A Workshop  Agenda and presentations from an IOM workshop that examined childhood obesity prevention through the lens of working to achieve health equity. (National Academy of Medicine)

DigitalCATCH  Digital CATCH is the platform to access program resources for CATCH® , the school health program with the most scientific evidence of effectiveness. Site provides free access to physical activity and nutrition curricula for pre-K through middle school students. (CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies  Outlines evidence-based strategies for preventing obesity in children under five. (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))

Family Doctor.org Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight (American Academy of Childhood Physicians)  Consumer information for managing children's weight.

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future  Information to assist local elected officials in efforts to reduce childhood obesity (National League of Cities)

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future  Healthy Kids, Healthy Future is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. (Nemours Foundation)

Innovations in Childhood Obesity Resource Center  This resource center provides practical tools and strategies to spur Medicaid-public health collaboration to reduce childhood obesity among low-income populations. (Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS))

Institute for Early Childhood Weight  Information and resources about childhood obesity. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

Local Health Department Role in Preventing and Reducing Obesity and Chronic Diseases among Children  Issue brief that describes the childhood obesity epidemic and discusses the emergence of chronic disease in children, specifically diabetes and hypertension. The issue brief also identifies strategies and resources to help local health departments (LHDs) address this public health challenge in their communities. Free registration is required for access. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

MCH Library Knowledge Path: Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents  Maternal and Child Health Library, Georgetown University A selection of current, high-quality resources about the identification, prevention, management, and treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

MedlinePlus - Obesity in Children  Information for parents, consumers, and health professionals to help understand and cope with childhood obesity. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Toolkit  Toolkit provides outreach, social media, and event planning information to raise awareness about child obesity and prevention. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)

National Childhood Obesity Month - September  Resources for families and health professionals to promote activity and healthy eating for children and adolescents. (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)  The mission of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity.

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)  Model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy resources to help turn the tide on childhood obesity. (ChangeLab Solutions)

Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening   The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF))

Partnership for a Healthier America  The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis.

Physical Activity Case Studies  A series of seven case studies on successful campaigns to increase physical activity throughout the nation. These new resources tell the stories of state- and local-level campaign wins for active transportation funding, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and environmental justice policies. (American Heart Association)

RWJF Childhood Obesity  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is dedicated to reversing America's childhood obesity epidemic and to advancing changes in public policy, community environments, and industry practices to ensure that all children across the nation have opportunities to achieve a healthy weight. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

TeensHealth: Managing Your Weight  Information on weight management for teens. (Nemours Foundation)

Voices for Healthy Kids Toolkits  Healthy eating and physical activity toolkits to promote healthy lifestyles for children. Site also links to grant opportunities related to child obesity, nutrition, and physical activity. (American Heart Association)

Youth Compendium of Physical Activities  The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps  Maps depicting the prevalence of obesity for all U.S. states based on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. The site also provides obesity data maps by state and territory, PowerPoint slides, and information about the data methodology and previous years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Adult Obesity in the United States   Chart, graph, and table use the most recent BRFSS data to calculate obesity rates in the US. According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states, and 25 percent in 46 states. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))

CDC Data and Statistics on Overweight and Obesity  Includes data and statistics on adult and childhood obesity, U.S. obesity trends, and related resources. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

CDC Vital Signs - Adult Obesity  Recent data on adult obesity gathered from CDC's national monitoring systems. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Catalogue of Surveillance Systems  The Catalogue provides one-stop access to a large number of systems, which provide a unique window on obesity-related policies and environmental factors as well as trends in relevant health behaviors, outcomes, and determinants. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

Catalogue of Surveillance Systems   The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access to over 100 publicly available datasets relevant to childhood obesity research. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

Child Trends Databank Report Overweight Children and Youth (August 2014)  This report summarizes recent data on pediatric and adolescent obesity and overweight. (Child Trends)

Childhood Obesity Measures Registry User Guides  The Measures Registry User Guides are designed to: provide overviews of measurements, describe general principles of measurement selection, present case studies to walk researchers through selecting appropriate measures, and direct researchers to additional resources and sources of useful information. Measurement user guides are available for individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

Environments Supporting Healthy Eating (ESHE) Index Hub  ESHE is a free, standardized scoring tool for describing food environments in terms of their support for healthy eating. ESHE weights and ranks multiple variables including- community nutrition environment, organizational environments, food prices and information environment. (Community Commons)

FastStats: Obesity and Overweight  U.S. data on obesity and overweight. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Global Database on Body Mass Index  This database provides both national and sub-national adult underweight, overweight and obesity prevalence rates by country, year of survey and gender. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Measures Registry  The NCCOR Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of this registry is to promote the consistent use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity prevention and research at the individual, community, and population levels. (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps  Online tool to search for and view indicators related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps  Aan interactive database that provides information about the health status and behaviors of Americans, state-by-state, via clickable maps, charts, and tables. Topics include obesity, breastfeeding, physical activity, and other health behaviors and related environmental and policy data from multiple sources. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)

State of Obesity Rates & Trends  Analysis of obesity rates based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This resource includes interactive maps, data snapshots of state obesity rankings, and policy approaches for preventing and reducing obesity. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

The National Weight Control Registry   The NWCR was developed to identify and investigate the characteristics of individuals who have succeeded at long-term weight loss. The NWCR annually tracks over 10,000 individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time. (Brown Medical School)

Women's Health USA 2013: Overweight and Obesity  Information on obesity and overweight in women from the data book, Women's Health USA. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

ACPM Policy and Advocacy  Practice policy statements, public policy statements, position statements, and patient education statements consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future  Information to assist local elected officials in efforts to reduce childhood obesity (National League of Cities)

Healthy States: Obesity  Publications and resources designed to provide state legislators with concise, up-to-date information on obesity. (Council of State Governments)

Joint Use  Joint use is a way to increase opportunities for children and adults to be more physically active. It refers to two or more entities - usually a school and a city or private organization - sharing indoor and outdoor spaces like gymnasiums, athletic fields and playgrounds. (Prevention Institute)

Leadership for Healthy Communities  National program to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating, and access to healthy foods and beverages. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)  The National Health Policy Forum was a participant-driven, nonpartisan information exchange program that works to foster more informed government decision making. It has closed its doors. This website will remain available until December 31, 2018. (George Washington University)

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)  Model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy resources to help turn the tide on childhood obesity. (ChangeLab Solutions)

Obesity Legislation Database  The legislation database tracks state and federal policies related to obesity and diet-related diseases in issue areas including access to healthy food, breastfeeding, farms and gardens, school nutrition and physical activity, food assistance programs, marketing/advertising to children, menu and package labeling, and food and beverage taxes. (University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health))

State Obesity-Related Policies  A database of state-level legislation related to obesity. (Bridging the Gap)

State Policies to Prevent Obesity   This feature tracks the status of each state's efforts on more than two dozen policies aimed at preventing obesity and supporting health in early childhood, schools, and communities. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Publications on Obesity  Policy briefs and research on obesity in California. (University of California Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research)

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for highly innovative and promising research aimed at developing multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socioecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)   This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation  The Foundation funds independent scientific research examining the role of metabolism and nutrition in obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's Disease and other serious health concerns confronting our society today.

Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment (R18)  Funding to support research to evaluate large scale policies or programs related to healthcare delivery that are expected to influence diabetes prevention and care. This FOA is not intended to support the initiation and delivery of new policies or programs. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Healthy Eating Research: Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood  This call for proposals (CFP) focuses exclusively on research that informs the development of policy and environmental strategies that: decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and/or increase access to and consumption of safe water among 0- to 5-year-olds in the United States, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. Approximately $2.1 Million will be awarded under this CFP, resulting in the funding of about seven grants. Each grant will award up to $300,000 for up to 24 months. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  The goal of this FOA is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors. (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

MCHB Grant Challenges  The Maternal Health and Child Bureau invites innovative ideas for low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions to prevention of child obesity, care coordination for children with special health care needs, remote pregnancy monitoring, and preventing opioid misuse in pregnant women and new moms. (Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), HRSA, HHS)

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

NCCOR Funding Opportunities  This website provides links to funding opportunities generated by NCCOR members and others, such as universities and nonprofit organizations (National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research)

NIDDK Obesity Funding Opportunities  The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.

Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that examines the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management. It seeks to build the science of obesity, asthma, and self-management awareness. (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH)

Obesity and Weight Control Funding Programs  Summaries of national, state, and regional funding programs related to obesity. (Rural Health Information Hub)

Packaging and Spreading Proven Pediatric Weight Management Interventions for Use by Low-Income Families   Funding to increase the availability and number of packaged effective pediatric weight management interventions (PWMI) that can be used by healthcare, community or public health organizations to serve low-income children and their caregivers. This will be achieved by having researchers take existing evidence based PWMI, and convert them into user-friendly "packaged" materials so that the PWMI can be replicated and pilot tested in real world settings. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required)  Funding to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive routine medical care. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34)  Funding to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive routine medical care. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18 Clinical Trial Required)  Funding to test innovative approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive their routine medical care. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18)  Funding to encourage research applications to test innovative approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive their routine medical care. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)

Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge  Challenge will award $375,000 in prizes to support the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment - within the broader context of their community. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  Funding to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program that is likely to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)  Funding for institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

Voices for Healthy Kids Grants  The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. (American Heart Association)

Improving Obesity Care Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course   This free, one-hour, online accredited course is for health professionals (clinicians, nurses, social workers and dietitians, and trainees) to improve the quality of care for patients with overweight and obesity, and help reduce weight stigmatization in clinical settings. (University of Connecticut, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity)

Obesity Classified as a Disease: Improve Education with TRAIN  Education and training opportunities are essential in developing obesity interventions. TRAIN, the nation's premier learning management network for public health professionals and volunteers, offers local, state, and national trainings that can be used in developing obesity prevention and education initiatives. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

TRAIN Courses on Obesity and Physical Activity  Links to web-based training and archived webinars on physical activity and obesity. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Preventing Childhood Obesity – Eating Better, Moving More  Webinar from August 2018 provides the definition of child obesity, disparities, health risks, and focuses on how public health professionals can combat pediatric obesity in their communities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)