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Guidance Documents

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity's (DNPAO) Implementation Guidance and Resources for Cooperative Agreement DP-13-1305 State Public Health Actions [PDF-589KB]
This document contains guidance to help implement DNPAO-recommended Domain 2 Enhanced strategies for the State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health. For each strategy and sub-strategy there are definitions, background information, suggested activities and implementation guidance. Additionally, health equity resources are provided at the end of the document. The guidance provided is not intended to be comprehensive.

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity's (DNPAO) Implementation Guidance and Resources for Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-DP14-1416, Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas [PDF-986KB]
This document contains guidance to help implement recommended strategies for the Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas. For each strategy and corresponding interventions, there is background information, suggested activities and implementation guidance. The guidance provided is not intended to be comprehensive.

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Resources

Program Highlights
These highlights focus on grantees’ efforts to implement strategies that encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and breastfeeding.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps
This online tool allows users to search for and view indicators related to nutrition, physical activity and obesity.  Searches are made on the basis of a specific location or an indicator.

Social Marketing Resources
Social marketing applies commercial marketing techniques to help solve social problems. It applies the same principles used in selling products to convince people to change their behavior, such as eating healthier foods or increasing their physical activity. Learn how to use social marketing principles to plan nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention programs.

RE-AIM Online Module (Username and password required)
This web-based module provides instruction and case examples to illustrate the five dimensions of the RE-AIM framework: Reach, Effectiveness or efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance. The RE-AIM framework is useful for planning new interventions, adapting existing interventions, and designing evaluations that assess the potential public health impact of interventions. The module provides users examples of real-life application to policy/environmental change interventions.

Addressing Obesity Disparities Toolkit and Website
This toolkit provides information to increase the capacity of state health departments and their partners to work with and through communities to implement effective responses to obesity in populations that are facing health disparities. The primary focus is on how to create systems and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity. The accompanying website is intended as a guide for using the toolkit.

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Evaluation Guidance

Center TRT Evaluation Framework
This framework was designed to increase practitioner capacity to conduct evaluations of programs and policies targeting environmental and behavioral obesity-related outcomes. It can be adapted to any obesity prevention program or to any stage of the policy change process.

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Communication Materials

Division of Community Health Multimedia Site
This website provides a collection of multimedia tools on various health topics that can be used to complement community health messaging and education outreach.

Making the Business Case for Prevention Video Series
Watch and share a selection of online videos that address community health and chronic disease prevention.

Success Story Generator
Use this online tool to develop success stories and initiatives for policymakers, public health practitioners, partners and others to promote your program efforts.

Links to non-federal government organizations found in this document are provided solely as a service to the reader. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization sites listed on this website.

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