Childhood Obesity Resources
Listed below are a few resources to get you started on your search of useful materials on childhood obesity.
Florida Department of Health’s Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS) Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management - CHARTS is a comprehensive resource for statewide and county level data. This site is your one-stop-site for Florida public health statistics and community health data. Certain data sets are collected annually, most are done every two to three years. Use Florida CHARTS to track the health status of your community! http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/default.aspx
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation - WJF is committed to identifying and supporting evidence-based, measurable, and equitable initiatives that will transform our nation into one in which getting healthy and staying healthy are top priorities: http://www.rwjf.org/en/our-work.html
Obesity Society - Obesity Society’s mission is that through research, education and advocacy, to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity and improve the lives of those affected: http://www.obesity.org
Medline Plus - MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesityinchildren.html
The Henry Kaiser Foundation - A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/overweightobese-children/ The Centers for Disease Control: CDC is dedicated to protecting health & promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html
Let’s Move - Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. www.letsmove.gov