These Obesity Factsheets were created to provide national, state and county-based data regarding childhood overweight and obesity prevalence and the environmental and behavioral factors that influence health. They are designed to make relevant population data more readily available to local advocates and decision makers.
These factsheets offer information specific to your state on a variety of policy issues impacting (and being impacted by) childhood obesity, such as overall prevalence rates compared with other states and disparities/variations by race, insurance, and income level.
- The 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health and analysis by the CAHMI’s Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org).
These factsheets compare healthy lifestyle indicators in one county to those of the entire state and its best-performing counties. They offer information on overall population health as well as socioeconomic factors that determine the resources available for health.
- The 2010 County Health Rankings, which are compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute through a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/).
- The 2010 Food Environment Atlas, which is a project of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) that sources data from the U.S. Census and the USDA (http://www.ers.usda.gov/foodatlas/).
Factsheets by State
Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Myths and Facts
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Building on Campaigns with Conversations
These on-line modules, with extensive input from over 70 national organizations, are designed to help shift the approaches we have often used in promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding and to pull them together since they are all part of caring for a new baby.
Core Practices, Strategies, and Resources for Supporting Social Emotional Development in Pediatric Care
In this packet, we’re outlining the best strategies to support emotional development for participating practices so that pediatric providers across the country can benefit from their learnings
Fast Facts to Champion Support for Caregiver Depression
This brief provides fact sheets on the key strategies and information influencers need to help more caregivers affected by depression access the supportive services and resources.
Designing Systems to Eliminate the Consequences of Maternal Depression
The following case studies highlight stories of three states that have developed successful systems for screening for maternal depression and providing appropriate follow-up treatment.