Being obese increases the risk of developing chronic health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers (CDC). The CPSTF has recommendations and findings for intervention approaches to prevent and control obesity, including a set of eight reviews for school-based interventions.

Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings

Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to prevent overweight and obesity can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources

Implementation Products

CDC’s Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative
HI-5 highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier. The website features links to implementation resources and success stories that can help communities get started.

Multi-Component Worksite Obesity Prevention

Audio Clips

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends three school-based intervention approaches to prevent childhood obesity. Drs. Jamie Chriqui and Ramona Finnie and Ms. Caitlin Merlo talk with CDC’s Dr. John Anderton about the systematic review evidence and how the CPSTF recommendations can be implemented in schools to improve children’s health.

Listen to the audio clip (6:55) [MP3 – 10 MB]

Read the audio transcript [PDF – 470 KB]

Recorded October, 2017

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Use these materials to share information about the CPSTF findings and Community Guide products with your community.

What Works Fact Sheets

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

One Pagers

Community Guide News

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