Program Planning and Implementation Resources

Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities [PDF-2.8MB]
Science and practice-based guide to help develop a sustainability plan and learn key sustainability approaches.

Implementation Science & Childhood Obesity: Sparking Conversations and Actions to Advance Equity
Recorded workshop offers an introduction to implementation science for researchers working in childhood obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.

Health Equity Resources
Information and strategies to help communities, programs, and initiatives work to remove barriers to health and achieve health equity.

Program Highlights
Examples of what others are doing to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, sustain breastfeeding, and help people maintain a healthy weight.

Data Sources

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps
Interactive database with national and state data about the health status and behaviors of Americans as well as environmental or policy supports. Categories include breastfeeding, fruits and vegetables, physical activity, sugar drinks, television watching, and obesity/weight. Use the ‘view by’ option to examine data by demographics such as gender and race/ethnicity.

CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index 
Helps local officials identify communities that may need support before, during, or after disasters. Data are from 16 US census variables.

Chronic Disease Indicators
Set of surveillance indicators that uniformly define state-level data for chronic diseases and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health.

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