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Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Seed to Salad - Salad Bar Toolkit                                

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A New Way to Talk About Social Determinants of Health
A new frame for talking about the social determinants of health. Not just for people working in the field, but for policy-makers.

F as in Fat 2012
Each year, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issue a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future to examine strategies for addressing the obesity crisis. In this ninth edition of the report, TFAH and RWJF also commissioned a new study to look at how obesity could impact the future health and wealth of our nation.

RWJF Action Strategies Toolkit
A Guide for Local and State Leaders Working to Create Healthy Communities and Prevent Childhood Obesity


Institute of Medicine

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention- Report Brief

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention-Recommendations The Institute of Medicine evaluated prior obesity prevention strategies and identified recommendations to meet the following goals and accelerate progress:

  • Integrate physical activity every day in every way
  • Market what matters for a healthy life
  • Make healthy foods and beverages available everywhere
  • Activate employers and health care professionals
  • Strengthen schools as the heart of health

An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community Based Prevention
This report proposes a framework to assess the value of community-based, non-clinical prevention policies and wellness strategies. The framework represents a valuable step toward realizing the elusive goal of appropriately and comprehensively valuing community-based prevention.

The Weight of the Nation Screening to Action
This Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide was created to spark community action to address obesity and its root causes. The guide contains the information you need to plan and host a Screening to Action event to accompany Challenges, the fourth film in The Weight of The Nation™ series.


AAP Policy Opportunity Tool
The Policy Opportunities Tool is designed to showcase  the various policy strategies that support healthy active living for children  and families. This tool is designed for healthcare professionals who have experience in advocacy and are interested in focusing their advocacy efforts on obesity prevention. These strategies are recommended by the AAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and/or the National Governor’s Association (NGA).

Making the Case to Stakeholders YMCA
Scientific evidence about the need for and efficacy of policy, systems, or environmental change strategies. Explanations to help make the case for policy, systems, or environmental change strategies, whose health outcomes are not often immediate

National Prevention Strategy

White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity
Solving the problem with childhood obesity within a generation.

CDC Healthy Communities Program

CDC Healthy Communities Home Page

A Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities 

Sustainability Approaches: Summaries and Key Elements

Creating a Culture of Healthy Living: Discover the Leadership Challenge

CDC Tools for Community Action

US State and Territorial Health Departments Collaborative for Chronic Diseases

ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE)


ACHIEVE Wellness Lake County

    • Lake County ACHIEVE Case Study

ACHIEVE Stark County (Live Well Stark County)

Strategic Alliance for Health

Strategic Alliance for Health

Hamilton County Public Health--We Thrive!

Pioneering Healthier Communities

Pioneering Healthier Communities Home Page

Directors of Health Promotion and Education                   

Shaping Policy for Health


Last Reviewed 3/1/2017