National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Community partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in Florida. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: women, children and adolescents)
Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about community partnerships in Florida working to prevent childhood obesity. The fact sheet focuses on the Embrace a Healthy Florida initiative, which addresses the causes of childhood obesity by collaborating with communities to engage in meaningful childhood obesity-prevention activities and programs. The fact sheet presents categories in which the initiative awards grants (research, practice, and policy) with a focus on the policy category and specifically highlights the community-engagement and grant-making process. Topics include building community capacity, leaders in community change, measuring success, community change, and lessons learned.
Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the web site.
Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Communities, Florida, Grants, Initiatives, Leadership, Obesity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public policy, Research