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OPP Priority Strategies Document

OPP Priority Strategies documentThe Obesity Prevention Priority Strategies document was developed in response to Texas’ rising overweight and obesity rates due to poor dietary and physical activity behaviors among Texans. While individuals make their own behavior choices, the policies, systems and environments in which we live, guide our choices. This document is intended to outline key evidence based strategies for reducing obesity in Texas, while encouraging collaboration, coordination and the maximization of resources. The Priority Strategies document is the first step in developing a more collaborative effort to prevent overweight and obesity in Texas.  

The obesity epidemic is a multi-faceted problem that will require changes in our social, economic, and built environments over many years. It is an issue that will require innovative actions, a shared vision, and a collaborative approach to resolve.  Developing and continuing partnerships and collaborations at the state and local levels with a variety of concerned stakeholders is a crucial component to combating overweight and obesity in Texas.  DSHS will continue to provide leadership, human and material resources, and technical assistance to partners and communities in order to convene, facilitate and collaborate on these priority strategies for addressing the obesity epidemic. 

OPP Priority Strategies Document

Last updated July 30, 2021