The Weight of the Nation™ Screening To Action: Quickstart Guide Tour
HBO’s The Weight of the Nation™ was a national conversation in 2012 but the work to address the root causes of obesity is far from over. Confronting America’s obesity epidemic requires ongoing action in every community across the country.
Recognizing this, Kaiser Permanente and Community Initiatives partnered to create The Weight of the Nation™ Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide to help individuals and organizations plan and work for collective action.
Take a short “tour” of this new resource and then download a copy to begin this important work in your own community.
Features of the Quickstart Guide
Goal Setting: This section begins with a set of leading questions to help you establish goals for your screening event. Clear goals will create a satisfying experience for participants and increase the likelihood that the event will lead to collective action. The Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide includes examples of goals from other communities to spark ideas and encourage big thinking. After reading through this section, you should be able to easily answer the question:
Meeting Options: Once clear goals are established, it is important to choose the right type of event for your intended audience. The strengths of a Brown Bag Lunch, Small Gathering, or Large Community Event are outlined for you.
Plan to Reach Your Goals: A comprehensive week-by-week timeline is included that offers structure, yet flexibility. The guide walks you through all of the steps necessary to host a successful event and offers tips on how to organize a planning team, select a facilitator, advertise the event, and engage the media. The Resources section includes Facilitator Training and Tips as well as a Room Set Up and Equipment guide.
The Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide has links to The Weight of the Nation™ resources, such as this video, to help you engage the public on the issue of obesity.
Tailored Agendas: The Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide has three ready-made agendas to assist you in the hosting of your event. Each gives you the freedom to expand or contract the agenda to meet your time needs and you are encouraged to use your own language and context throughout.
Moving to Action: Collective action takes place when your event is over and community members begin to move forward. The Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide assists by providing resources to help frame and support your actions. Whether you decide to tackle food in schools or communities, food marketing to children, physical activity and active environments, or workplace wellness, the guide has links to a wealth of resources that will get you on your way.
Download The Weight of the Nation™ Screening to Action: Quickstart Guide now to assist your community in reversing America’s obesity epidemic and creating a healthier tomorrow for everyone.