Community Organizations Resources

Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations and other non-profits, have powerful influence over whether policies and environments support healthy weight. Faith-based and community-based organizations can start with their own members by making healthy choices available at meetings, events and gatherings. Faith and community leaders can encourage members to take action in changing the local environment to support physical activity and healthy eating. If an organization has assets such as playgrounds or walking trails, it can share them during off hours with the community at large.

Click here to learn about Community-specific strategies from the NC Plan to Address Overweight and Obesity. Each strategy represents the best available evidence.