Evaluation of Model Communities: Healthy Weight Collaborative

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the United States (US) over the past four decades. The consequences of obesity among children are serious and include physical health issues as well as great risks of social and psychosocial problems

In 2010, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) implemented the “Collaborate for Healthy Weight” initiative to create partnerships between primary care, public health, and community-based organizations to discover sustainable ways to promote healthy weight and eliminate health disparities in communities across the US. As part of the initiative, NICHQ created the Healthy Weight Collaborative (HWC or “the Collaborative”), a national quality improvement effort to share and spread evidence-based and promising practices to prevent and treat obesity among children and families.

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