Nevada County, California(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)
The Nevada County ACHIEVE project will engage all sectors of the community in actions that increase access to physical activity, healthy foods, and tobacco-free environments.
Nevada County, with a population of 98,764, is located in the Sierra Foothills, and its vast opportunities for healthy living have attracted many of its current residents. Nevertheless, over half (56%) of Nevada County adults are overweight or obese. Furthermore, the percentage of overweight school-aged children in the county has increased by 6% since 2001 with a disparate, higher rate among low-income children. Almost 18% of young children (ages 2-5) who participate in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program are overweight or at risk for becoming overweight.
Community Change Strategy