Change the Future WV Website

Additional Resources for Chapter 1:
Overview and Approach

Past attempts to reverse the obesity epidemic have focused primarily on changing individual behavior. Although individuals play a major role, it's difficult to engage in healthy behaviors if the environments in which we live, work and play don't support such actions. Change the Future WV widens the lens beyond individuals to include policy, systems and environmental change in order to make a real difference.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work in WV and US

Strategies for policy, systems and environmental change

Building local coalitions (Source: Society for Public Health Education)

Highlights of lessons learned in the Mid-Ohio Valley


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