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Community Health Leadership

A physician's voice is powerful and physicians have the credibility, influence and ability to speak for their patients (who might be voiceless children, adults and families.) Community leadership is one way for physicians to promote policies that support healthier lifestyles and communities for their patients.

Information and Resources

Information and resources to help physicians address changes needed to create healthier lifestyles and healthier communities through community leadership.

Obesity prevention resources

Healthier lifestyles resources

  • America On the Move and America On the Move Foundation
    An evidence-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society.
  • American Diabetes Association
    Provides information on advocacy, nutrition, fitness and diabetes research.
  • American Dietetic Association
    Provides science-based food and nutrition information "Food Information You Can Trust".
  • LetsMove!
    A comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. For healthcare providers
  • The National Physical Activity Plan
    A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. It includes implementation recommendations by industry/community sector, ways to get involved to raise weakness and updates on existing advocacy and policy efforts.

Obesity statistics and research