Obesity is a complex, serious, and costly public health problem that’s on the rise everywhere in the United States, and Colorado is no exception. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
What can I do?
Consider talking to a health care provider for an evaluation and to explore other weight-related risk factors that may apply to you. Follow the links below for more information on the condition and strategies for individuals, families and communities to promote healthy eating and active living, and to combat obesity:
Colorado obesity initiatives
Tackling obesity is one of Colorado's 10 Winnable Battles and is an initiative within the Governor’s 2013 State of Health Report. Our efforts are focused on the following policy, systems, and environmental strategies to have the greatest population-based impact and reduce health disparities:
- Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Grants Program - Competitive grants for disease prevention, early detection, and treatment
- Chronic disease prevention
- Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke