The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is a public-private partnership with the mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity through policy, systems, and environmental change.

To fulfill its mission, the Initiative creates, supports, and mobilizes partners from multiple domains (i.e., sectors); provides leadership and vision; provides education and advocacy; and coordinates and sustains county-wide efforts in the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity.

The Initiative was formed to assure effective implementation of the strategies outlined in the Call to Action: San Diego County Childhood Obesity Action Plan, a comprehensive plan for ending childhood obesity in San Diego County through policy and environmental changes in the seven most influential domains in creating healthy environments:

The Initiative has established active workgroups in each domain to develop, leverage, and replicate best practices and resources throughout San Diego County and shape a healthy future.


The State of Childhood Obesity report, developed with the input and support of many COI partners, was released in May 2017. The report presents childhood overweight and obesity prevalence data, baseline measures for indicators of progress, and innovative projects and activities implemented by COI partners and provides a benchmark by which progress in obesity prevention will be measured moving forward, with a focus on health equity. Read it here. For a PDF version, click here.

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