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.
This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
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.