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. 
Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Colorado
Detailed fact sheet on the burden of childhood obesity
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
We're engaged in the following policy and environmental obesity prevention strategies:
Related programs 
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
Diabetes prevention
Find a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program in Colorado.

Health equity
Health disparities and social determinants of health

Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement
Statewide assessment and planning, local public health agency contacts
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