In FY17, the Obesity, Nutrition & Physical Activity (ONAPA) Program expanded the HKHC community transformation model to counties and tribal communities that had not yet been reached by comprehensive obesity prevention initiatives.
- Throughout the year, ONAPA worked closely with 14 counties and 5 tribal communities to build and maintain diverse coalition teams, create sustainable policy, systems, and environmental changes, and motivate children and families to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors.
- In the fall of 2016, ONAPA and its partners completed statewide childhood obesity surveillance by measuring 7,557 students in 59 randomly selected public elementary schools.
- In March 2017, ONAPA published its New Mexico Childhood Obesity 2016 Update.
- ONAPA and its partners built support for measuring an additional 2,961 students in 32 HKHC schools, so HKHC communities would have more representative childhood obesity data.
- HKHC communities leveraged at least 38,000 partner volunteer hours and over 2.5 million dollars to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives in the school setting, food setting, and built environment.