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Improvement is never easy, but it is always rewarding. The cross-sectoral teams participating in the Collaborate for Healthy Weight learning collaborative come from all corners of the United States, and each of their journeys is unique.
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Located in Western Massachusetts, the small city of Holyoke is one of the poorest in the state. But over the last decade, Holyoke has also become a model for community-based obesity prevention programming.
The San Diego Healthy Weight Collaborative is centering its work on a very small physical area of Chula Vista, California. A city just south of San Diego and a few miles from the Mexican border, Chula Vista has an obesity rate of 40 percent.
Sometimes getting started can be the hardest part of a project, but that's not a problem the teams participating in the first phase of the Healthy Weight learning collaborative can relate to.
The first time parents in Sarasota County received letters telling them that their children were overweight, their anger lit up the phones.
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