Reports from National Organizations
The reports listed below are organized according to the organization or agency that released or published them.
Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This 80-page feature published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in 2011 provides nine guidelines for developing, implementing and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students. Each guideline is accompanied by a series of strategies for schools to implement.
Additional CDC publications are listed as Guides
Reports from the Convergence Partnership
The Convergence Partnership, formed in 2006, is a collaborative of funders whose goal of policy and environmental change will help reinvent communities of healthy people living in healthy places. Access the following publications on the Convergence Partnership's website or click on the titles below.
This 40-page report published in 2010 includes four focus areas: schools, early childcare and education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities. For each focus area, it provides background information, identifies strategies and policies to effect change, and highlights key policy opportunities, primarily at the state and federal levels.
This 54-page report published in 2010 includes four focus areas: healthy food retail environments, institutions and healthy foods, federal food and nutrition assistance programs, and regional food systems and agriculture. For each focus area, it provides background information, identifies strategies and policies to effect change, and highlights key policy opportunities, primarily at the state and federal levels.
This brief report published in 2011 gives a general overview of obesity prevention strategies for neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, business and industry, health care and child care settings.
Reports from the Surgeon General
Access the following publications on the Surgeon General's website or click on the title below.
The Call to Action provides strategies that communities can use to support walking, to work toward long-lasting changes to improve the health and health care of Americans today and of the generations that follow.
This 100-page publication released in 2011 recommends 20 actions, organized into the following focus areas: mothers in their families, communities, health care, employment, research and surveillance, and public health infrastructure. The report provides multiple implementation strategies are for each recommended action.
This national plan, released in 2011, identifies four Strategic Directions and seven Priorities. One of the Strategic Directions is "healthy and safe community environments" and two of the Strategies are "healthy eating" and "active living". For each strategy, the this publication provides key facts, recommendations, actions, indicators for measuring progress, project highlights and key documents.
This brief publication released in 2010 outlines basic obesity prevention strategies for child care sites, schools, work sites, health care sites, communities, and at home.