September 10th 2007
NIHCM Foundation co-authored a paper, Childhood Obesity: Harnessing the Power of Public and Private Partnerships, with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). The report presents three case studies in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Tennessee of collaborative obesity prevention programs between state health agencies and health plans. In a brief breakout box, the report features a fourth case, North Carolina, which was selected because it shows a different, but related, type of collaboration between public and private organizations.
North Carolina’s collaborative activities are expanded upon in a four-page supplement to the report, entitled A Comprehensive Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity: The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.