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Obesity prevention works best when partners from multiple sectors work together to create healthy policies, systems, and environments to support physical activity and nutrition.

Communities across Wisconsin are coming together to identify and use strategies that work with their unique strengths and needs. Every Wisconsin community is unique, and so the strategies that they use may be, too. Strategies should focus on creating policies, systems, and environments that make healthy choices easier anywhere Wisconsinites live, work, learn and play. Efforts to address obesity should engage families, communities, local businesses, schools, health systems, and individuals affected by obesity to guide their work and increase their impact. Together, we can reduce obesity and make sure every Wisconsinite lives in an environment that actively supports achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. 

Multi-Sector Partners can include:

  • Government Agencies
  • Local Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Farmers
  • Chefs & Restaurants
  • Academic Partners
  • And many more!
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Professional Planners
  • Healthcare Systems, Providers, & Clinics
  • Local Businesses
  • Schools
  • Early Child Care Centers
  • Parks & Recreation


Take Action: Connect

Health champions throughout Wisconsin are already working together to make healthy eating and physical activity more accessible, easy, and fun.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Coalition List by County
Find out more about nutrition and physical activity coalitions in your area


Statewide Network of Partners
Join a statewide network of partners to learn from others and amplify your efforts

healthTIDE partners working statewide to increase
opportunities for healthy eating and active living.

Take Action: Find Strategies that Work for You

Looking for more ideas for strategies that will work in your area? 

Mobilize for Health

Initiative Planning and Strategy Guide
Get help planning your local initiative with the Mobilize for Health menu

UW-Madison Population Health Institute

What Works for Health Wisconsin
List of 74 different evidence-informed healthy eating and physical activity strategies

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program
Explore strategies by setting and learn about the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity State Plan

Healthy Wisconsin
Find community-focused resources for improving Wisconsin’s health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Strategies to Prevent Obesity
Read more about state and local programs and community efforts to prevent obesity, along with tips for healthy living