Knowledge is Power

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Knowledge Fuels Change

data workgroup

The Data Workgroup is a group of committed professionals that help us make sense of the data around obesity. They are integral to the creation of Indiana’s only Comprehensive Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Document.

Comprehensive Data Document

We are gathering and synthesizing over 30 different data sources to build the most comprehensive picture of obesity and obesity prevention efforts in Indiana. The document we are creating seeks to define the scope of the problem of obesity in Indiana and helps us better understand the complex picture that is obesity in our state.

More Data Sources

Please browse the resources below for more information.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury.

Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (Adolescent Time Spent Active)

The Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students’ health risks and behaviors in six categories, including

  • Weight and diet
  • Physical activity
  • Injury and violence
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Sexual behaviors
Food Access Research Atlas

The Food Access Research Atlas is a mapping tool that allows users to investigate multiple indicators of food access, expanding upon what was previously known as the Food Desert Locator.

Indiana County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
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Food deserts – Areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – affect a diversity of counties across Indiana. The counties in blue contain communities considered low-income with low-access to healthy food options. This is often thought of as an urban problem but small and rural communities across the state are struggling with food deserts and food access issues also. Check out a policy solution here.