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Recommendations for Curbing Childhood Obesity based on Community Outreach 

In September 2011, the Houston Endowment awarded a grant to HCHA to fund a local private-public partnership called the Houston/Harris County Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative. The Collaborative—now called Healthy Living Matters—consists of a multi-sector group of local leaders who engaged in a two-year planning process with the goal of curbing childhood obesity in Houston/Harris County by mobilizing policy action to enact system and environmental change. Watch the YouTube video to hear from local youngsters.

Feedback from numerous community assessments were unveiled on January 30th at the Healthy Living Matters Summit. The resulting Community Action Plan focuses on a road map for policy implementation, with a focus on local issues and policies that can impact high rates of childhood obesity.

See an overview of the initiative in this presentation by Bruce Wilcoxin.