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

Summary Table

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

Read a separate summary of CPSTF findings for school-based interventions.

Implementation Resources

Implementation Products

CDC’s Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Initiative External Web Site Icon
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 External Web Site Icon

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

CityHealth Gives Local Communities Evidence-Based Tools to Improve Health

Creating Walkable Communities in Rural North Carolina
Walkable Communities: Video – 8:55 Audio/Video External Web Site Icon

Enhanced Physical Education in Illinois: Improving Health and Reducing Chronic Disease

Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the Groove

Familias Sanas y Activas: Improving Health among Latinos in San Diego

Healthy Schools Equal Healthy Kids

Investing in Worksite Wellness for Employees

Maryland Businesses Support Worksite Wellness Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

Mobilizing Funding Support to Battle Overweight and Obesity

Putting the Community Guide to Work at Workplaces: Partnering to Reach Employers

Rural Community Works Together to Stay "Fun and Fit"

Using Innovative Technology to Increase Physical Activity

What Works – Fact Sheets

Obesity Prevention and Control

One Pagers

Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Screen Time Among Children

Digital Health Interventions for Adolescents with Overweight or Obesity

Interventions to Increase Availability of Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools

Interventions to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Schools

Meal or Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions Combined with Physical Activity Interventions in Schools

Worksite Programs

Community Guide News

Developed by The Community Guide

Adolescents with Overweight or Obesity Benefit from Digital Health Interventions

Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Behavioral Screen Time Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Interventions to Get Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools are Cost-Effective

Interventions to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Schools

Interventions to Support Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools

Worksite Programs Help Employees Lose Weight

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