The resources in this section offer examples of how states, health systems, and providers have created sustainable childhood obesity reduction programs.
Planning, Building and Sustaining a Pediatric Obesity Program: A Survival Guide (December 2010) – This publication from the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions offers practical strategies and tactics for hospitals working to build, expand, or sustain a vibrant childhood obesity treatment and weight management program.
Medicaid Prevention Pathways Toolkit (March 2016) – This toolkit, developed by the Nemours Foundation, offers examples of strategies that states can use to sustain approaches or build upon current efforts that link clinic to community prevention to address chronic disease. It also includes special considerations for sustaining Medicaid funding related to childhood obesity prevention.
Perspectives on Obesity Programs at Children’s Hospitals: Insights from Senior Program Administrators (June 2011) – This article, published in Pediatrics, outlines considerations for sustainability and funding of pediatric obesity programs, particularly children’s hospital programs.
Program Sustainability and Dissemination Worksheet (2015) – This template, created by CHCS, can be used by states to sustain health improvement programs. The questions in the template offer considerations for creating a sustainability or dissemination plan.