Operational Implementation of the Healthy Communities Study: How Communities Shape Children's Health
- Sponsored By
- National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
The Healthy Communities Study (HCS) is examining how characteristics of community programs and policies targeting childhood obesity are related to childhood diet, physical activity, and obesity outcomes. The study involves selected districts and public schools in 130 communities; families recruited through schools; and data collected at the community, school, household, and child levels.