Taking on childhood obesity in a big city: Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)

Adam B. Becker*, Matt Longjohn, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel

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Abstract

A growing body of research on childhood obesity points to the increased risk of chronic disease from early childhood through adulthood, including coronary heart disease. There is growing consensus on the need to address childhood obesity at multiple levels (individual, family, community, societal). The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children is a data-driven, multi-level, multi-sector, Chicago-wide initiative aimed at preventing childhood obesity. This report outlines how CLOCC was formed, how it is organized and conducts its work, its evaluation activities emerging results. Lessons learned and recommendations for other chronic disease prevention consortia are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-206
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Pediatric cardiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

Keywords

  • CLOCC
  • CO-OP
  • CP-CP
  • Chicago
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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