Recommendation ID
What factors are necessary for an effective and cost effective community-wide approach to obesity prevention?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
In particular:
- How can learning from systemic approaches to other complex problems be applied to obesity prevention?
- How does the local context affect local engagement, adherence and effectiveness? This includes local population characteristics (for example, age, ethnicity or deprivation levels). It also includes funding arrangements and features of the local environment (such as transport links, access to green space or food outlets).What components are needed to build and sustain successful local community partnerships? This includes how to identify and get local people and professionals involved; the relative benefits of voluntary versus imposed partnerships; and best practice in forming and sustaining partnerships.
- At what point is partnership working no longer cost effective?
- How cost effective and practical is it to extend and expand existing obesity prevention programmes to support a whole community, in terms of:
- geographic coverage
- variety of contexts
- number of participants
- return on investment?
How can strategic approaches to obesity be sustained in terms of:
- funding
- partnerships
- volunteer involvement
- leadership continuity
- 'champion' participation?
- How can change best be achieved using a community development approach?

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Obesity: working with local communities
Date issued
November 2012

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 13/12/2012