Combating Childhood Obesity through a Neighborhood Coalition: Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park

Adam B. Becker*, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Miguel Angel Morales, José Luis Rodríguez, José E. López, Matt Longjohn

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park (CO-OP HP). One of CO-OP HP's first strategies was to collect more data about obesity and health in Humboldt Park. The data obtained helped the emerging CO-OP HP Steering Committee define initiatives to promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and families in Humboldt Park. The data revealed many barriers community members faced when making choices about food and activity. The evolution of CO-OP HP, CO-OP HP intervention strategies, evaluation of CO-OP HP, and lessons learned from CO-OP HP are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrban Health
Subtitle of host publicationCombating Disparities with Local Data
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780199866465
ISBN (Print)9780199731190
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Co-op hp
  • Community health
  • Health programmes
  • Humboldt park
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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