Community Partnership

Building Healthy Communities

Initiative Description: Building Healthy Communities is a comprehensive PA and HE intervention that focuses on six components to prevent and decrease obesity among elementary age youth. Each school is assigned a healthy school coordinator to support the school implementing BHC by visiting the school weekly to mentor staff and ensure the program components were being implemented as intended.

Study Results: Decreased BMI.

Reference: Centeio, E., McCaughtry, N., Moore, E.W.G., Kulik, N., Garn, A., Martin, J., et al. (2018). Building healthy communities: A comprehensive school health program to prevent obesity in elementary schools: Preventative Medicine, 111

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good