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Making obesity everybody's business: A whole systems approach to obesity

Creator:

Local Government Association, Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health

Subject Keywords: Obesity, Overweight, weight Management, Children and Young People's Health
Set: Obesity
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

Obesity is a complex problem with a large number of different but often interlinked causes. No single measure is likely to be effective on its own in tackling obesity. To have a significant impact on obesity levels, it is clear that everybody needs to get involved. Local authorities are particularly well placed as the functions they are responsible for serve all generations in society and can directly influence people’s health.

This briefing, written in partnership with Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health focuses on the Whole Systems Obesity programme, which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity. The programme is exploring the evidence and local practice to develop guidance and tools to help councils set up a whole systems approach to obesity in their local area. This involves the whole local system of stakeholders, recognising that it is a problem that goes far beyond public health. It makes tackling obesity everybody’s business.

Date:

13/12/2017

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Local Government Association, Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health. (2017) Making obesity everybody's business: A whole systems approach to obesity [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1137785 [Accessed: 22nd February 2018].

  

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Public Health England
 
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