Addressing Obesity Disparities

CDC: August 2, 2013

Hello and welcome to the website for CDC’s Health Equity Resource Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities from the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). We are pleased to present this Toolkit and website to assist public health practitioners with a systematic approach to program planning using a health equity lens.

Obesity has been on the rise in the United States (U.S.) over the past two decades and is at high levels. In addition to population-wide trends, it is clear that obesity affects some groups more than others and can be associated with age, income, disability, education, gender, race and ethnicity and geographic region. Read more