Collaborate for Healthy Weight
A groundbreaking initiative that brought together teams of primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to identify, test and evaluate evidence-based interventions and promising practices to prevent and treat obesity and overweight at the community level.
September 2010 to February 2013
- Who: The collaborative involved a total of 49 teams from across the United States.
- Funder: This project was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Partners for this work included: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Kaiser Permanente, Maine Medical Center, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Nemours.
- Our Role: Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to obesity prevention. Provided an environment for rapid-cycle testing and the robust exchange of ideas with the support of world-class obesity and quality improvement experts.
Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook
The Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook helps primary care, public health and community leaders work together at a local level to defeat obesity. Through interactive exercises, the CAN DO Playbook teaches proven, field-tested improvement strategies for the many settings that influence health, including schools, clinics, hospitals and communities.
Joining Forces for Healthier Communities
This report presents examples of how 10 teams in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight project brought together primary care providers, public health professionals and leaders of community organizations to work across traditional professional borders to address obesity at the community level.