Be Our Voice

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to develop a series of national resources and training curriculum to support the engagement and training of healthcare professionals to become advocates for obesity prevention within their communities.

WHO: Teams in seven healthcare organizations from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas trained directly with NICHQ. The teams then went on to train more than 350 healthcare professionals in their communities.

WHEN: May 2009 to August 2011 (Phase 1); September 2011 to August 2012 (Phase 2)

FUNDER: This project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and run in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Medical Association Foundation and the RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity.

NICHQ'S ROLE: In Phase 1, led the development of training materials and 18 train-the-trainer sessions. In Phase 2, led the sharing of the online Be Our Voice advocacy training to healthcare professionals nationwide.

Be Our Voice Phase 1 - Celebrating Our Success

The first two years of the Be Our Voice project focused in eight communities in the southern United States most affected by the childhood obesity epidemic. In this video, teams from each site share their successes. SourceExternal Link