Paths to Healthy Weight

Paths to Healthy Weight

Innovations for Reducing Obesity and Overweight

At Paths to Healthy Weight, the Health Care Innovations Exchange presents new approaches for helping communities and clinicians prevent overweight and obesity, in a joint effort of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Our Featured Content section (to the right) highlights relevant profiles, tools, perspectives, and learning opportunities. Our Innovation Profiles and QualityTools sections offer additional healthy weight content.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is funding a Prevention Center for Healthy Weight aimed at overweight and obesity in children and families. The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality is managing the center and organizing the Healthy Weight Collaborative, which will share community-based and clinical interventions for preventing and treating overweight and obesity. 

Selected Resources Related to Healthy Weight Innovations

Vital Signs
Graph of U.S. Prevalence of Obesity, by Age, 2009-2010. 12.1% of ages 2-5 are obese. 12.1% of ages 2-5 are obese. 12.1% of ages 2-5 are obese. 18.0% of ages 6-11 are obese. 18.4% of ages 12-19 are obese. 32.6% of ages 20-39 are obese. 36.6% of ages 40-59

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