Developing A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address Obesity as a Disease: A Guidebook for Creating an Obesity Forum

This guide is intended to provide a roadmap for other coalitions to 1) engage local constituencies to understand Obesity as a disease; 2) identify the multiple players needed to effectively tackle this challenge in communities, and 3) communicate
the importance of Primary Care Physicians in engaging their patients. 

It will help other coalitions:
• Develop an engagement approach that is focused on establishing
partnerships for local coalitions and local Medical Groups
• Locate expert speaker recommendations by topic
• Link to existing content from credible 3rd parties
• Develop a budget for actualizing Local Obesity Forums
• Recruit local discussion participants