During the past 30 years, obesity rates have increased significantly. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese. Obesity contributes to serious chronic conditions and the CDC estimates medical costs associated with obesity are almost $150 billion per year.
In this podcast, Rebecca Payne, Chief of the Training, Translation, and Communication Branch in the Division of Community Health, discusses how the CDC is working with communities across the country to fight obesity and make it easier for residents to live healthier lives. Rebecca is joined by Lynn Cosgrove from Tucson, AZ and Taylor Clark from Birmingham, AL who share how this Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative has benefited both residents and businesses in their communities.
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To learn even more about what Lynn and Taylor have done, check out their blog posts on MakingHealthEasier.org. Explore other community pages to see what people just like you are doing to make the places where they live, work, learn and play healthier now and for generations to come!