High Obesity Program (HOP), 2023 – 2028

Sixteen land grant universities have received funding to implement CDC’s High Obesity Program (HOP). In the five-year program (CDC-RFA-DP-23-0013), the universities will work with community extension services to implement evidence-based strategies for:

The strategies will address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, or obesity. Obesity in the United States affects 100.1 million adults and 14.7 million children and accounts for approximately $173 billion in annual health care costs.

HOP recipients work in counties where 40% or more of adults have obesity. Recipients will leverage state investments, partnerships, and resources from sectors such as agriculture, transportation, education, healthcare, parks and recreation, business, housing, and defense.

Learn more about the past High Obesity Programs.

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High Obesity Program Recipients (FY2023)

Download the FY2023 Recipient [PDF-275KB] HOP map.

High Obesity Program recipients by state fiscal year 2023 funding amounts.
State Recipient Counties Working In FY2023 Funding Amount
Alabama Auburn University (Auburn) Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Dallas, Escambia, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Russell, Sumter, and Wilcox $888,000
Arkansas University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) Bradley, Crittenden, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Logan, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, Pope, and St. Francis $780,000
Georgia University of Georgia (Athens) Calhoun, Clay, Dooly, Stewart, Taliaferro, Burke, Crisp, McDuffie, Richmond, Rockdale, Sumter, and Washington $804,000
Iowa Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Ames) Cedar, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Muscatine, and Pottawattamie $510,000
Louisiana Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Madison, Tensas, East Carroll, Morehouse, St. Helena, Assumption, Catahoula, Claiborne, Winn, Washington, Terrebonne, and St. Martin $804,000
Mississippi Mississippi State University (Starkville) Bolivar, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Holmes, Humphries, Issaquena, Kemper, Noxubee, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington, Webster, and Yazoo $888,000
Missouri The Curators of University of Missouri (Columbia) New Madrid, Mississippi, Scott, Stoddard, Ripley, Wayne, Howell, Wright, Crawford, and Washington $768,000
North Carolina North Carolina State University (Raleigh) Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Bertie, Washington, Lenoir, Jones, Columbus, and Robeson $768,000
Ohio The Ohio State University (Columbus) Lawrence and Fayette $499,330
Oklahoma Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Adair, LeFlore, Okfuskee, Lincoln, Craig, Okmulgee, Haskell, Muskogee, Kay, Nowata, and Sequoyah $780,000
South Carolina Clemson University (Clemson) Marlboro, Dillon, Marion, Darlington, Florence, Lee, Orangeburg, Allendale, Bamberg, and Hampton $768,000
South Dakota South Dakota State University (Brookings) Buffalo, Corson, Dewey, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Todd, and Ziebach $525,000
Tennessee The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Clay, Crockett, Decatur, Hancock, Hardeman, Haywood, and Henderson $525,000
Texas Texas A&M (College Station) Angelina, Cameron, Cherokee, Falls, Hidalgo, Houston, Maverick, Morris, Newton, San Augustine, Webb, Wharton, and Wilbarger $828,000
West Virginia West Virginia University (Morgantown) Braxton, Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Monroe, and Summers $768,000
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin (Madison) Ashland and Menominee $500,000
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