Identifying Priority Areas for Intervention

Posted in the hub Childhood Obesity GIS.

Use Data for Change Community health improvement planning is strengthened when you use data to identify populations most at risk, spot leading and lagging health outcomes, and pinpoint community conditions such as food deserts and walkability.  Community Commons is now offering a free, Priority Intervention Area tool to help you identify the populations you plan … Read more

Healthy Vending Policy Change – Progress Update

Posted in the hub Childhood Obesity GIS.

What is your project goal? In a State of the Snack Food Industry report given at SNAXPO 2012, Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive, client strategy & insights, of SymphonyIRI Group said that “Nearly 90 percent of consumers are trying to eat healthier, and many view snacks as part of their overall dietary plan.” The industry also recognizes that consumers … Read more

Food Policy Councils

Posted in the hub Childhood Obesity GIS.

Food policy councils have sprouted up all over the United States and Canada in the past thirty years. They range in size, serving local communities to entire states and regions, and their geographic location often influences their priorities, resources, and resulting work. Their organizational structures also differs from one to another, some originating from local … Read more

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods in Schools with Competitive Food Guidelines

Posted in the hub Childhood Obesity GIS.

Summary Hamilton County Public Health works with schools to develop and implement competitive food guidelines.  Competitive foods and beverages sold or provided to students during the regular and extended school day that compete with the National School Meal Program.  This includes a la carte, vending machines, classroom celebrations, and before-and after-school snacks.  Competitive food guidelines … Read more

Private Hub Hub Tree: Childhood Obesity GIS

COGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based tool that allows users to turn complex data sets into maps and other easy-to-understand visualizations, revealing the relationships, patterns, and trends that help tell a story.

COGIS has thousands of layers of national, state, county, and local data on children and youth, poverty, education, civic engagement, food, health, housing, the environment, and transportation. With this tool, you can:
report & visualize data at local, regional, and national levels; identify relationships among obesity and numerous other factors, such as neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status, residents’ health attributes, prevalence of fast-food restaurants, or ease of walking; and produce maps, reports, and “what-if” scenarios.

This Hub is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.