All children should have the opportunity to thrive in healthy environments

Our goal is to help communities around the country prevent childhood obesity with a data-driven and equitable approach, and we are excited to announce partnerships with three new communities following a national search effort!

Our Process

Catalyzing Communities, a ChildObesity180 initiative, develops deep and meaningful relationships with community partners, and helps them mobilize a core group of multisector community leaders to improve the health of their community. We use facilitation and evaluation techniques grounded in systems science and help our partner communities visualize the complexities of their unique challenges to identify high-impact opportunities for change.

existing network

Garfield Park, Worcester, and Harris County join an existing network of community partners. Learn more about areas across the U.S. where Catalyzing Communities is already making a difference in the lives of children and families.


children living in 6 partner communities across the country

partnerships with national organizations and research institutions

changemakers and stakeholders engaged nationwide

research papers published to advance the field


Learn more about our three new community partners!