Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity

Catalyzing Communities is an innovative, research-based approach to reducing disparities, decreasing obesity, and improving health in communities around the country. We work with stakeholders at all levels to catalyze and sustain a systematic, personalized, and holistic effort to improve the health and wellbeing of all children—now and for the rest of their lives.

Through our Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion process we work to develop deep and meaningful relationships with community partners and help them mobilize a core group of multisector community leaders to improve the health of their community. We support and empower these coalitions as they take the lead, identifying and implementing comprehensive solutions that work best for their unique communities.

As we do this work, we use cutting-edge tools, like group model building, social network mapping, and agent-based modeling—tools that both generate new scientific evidence and enable us to put data in the hands of our community partners to help them drive change.

Learn more about our approach and the communities where we’ve partnered to make a difference.

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