New Report Showcases Community-Based Efforts for Obesity Prevention

Obesity is a challenge all communities face. Our latest report, Aligning Communities: How Four Cities Are Preventing Obesity, explores how businesses play a role in local efforts to fight rising obesity rates
Feb 19, 2015 4:05 PM ET

February 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation supports business efforts to fight society's biggest obstacles. Our newest research report, Aligning Communities: How Four Cities Are Preventing Obesity, examines how four different community-based programs use the collective impact model to bring together business, government, and nonprofits to create healthier communities.

Programs featured in the report include:

  • Wellness Now in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Get Healthy Philly in Philadelphia, PA
  • Campbell Healthy Communities in Camden, NJ
  • LiveWell Colorado in Denver, CO

Access the full report to learn mechanics of local-level programming, specific ways that companies get involved, where they may have the most impact, and where they can align most effectively with current efforts.

In addition to reading the report, we encourage you to share these business best practices with your network! Please feel free to share the report on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

To join the conversation, register for Best Practices in Obesity Prevention, a free webinar on March 10, to explore how these programs work, and the role the private sector plays in community interventions.