In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
Zip codes & genetic codes, part 2: How we selected a focal point for our place-based childhood obesity prevention efforts
In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers.  According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.
Childhood Obesity: Celebrating Successes and Pressing On
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers. According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.