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Reshaping Our Communities, Reclaiming Our Health | Leadership for Healthy Communities

The Leadership for Healthy Communities national program ended on February 15, 2015.

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Reshaping Our Communities, Reclaiming Our Health

In 2008, Leadership for Healthy Communities and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation brought together 47 researchers, policymakers and leaders from community-based organizations, professional associations and businesses gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the childhood obesity epidemic and strategies for reversing the trend in the African-American community.

This report outlines some of the priorities, recommendations and areas of consensus raised by participants. It is intended to inform policymakers, community-based organization leaders, foundations, the media and other relevant audiences about the overweight and obesity epidemic in the African-American community and the need for sustainable strategies to reverse the crisis.