Obesity has become everyone’s problem, local governments are part of the solution

The free-to-attend Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS) 2015 National Workshop will take place in Melbourne on 19-20 May 2015.

This year's workshop will focus on the complexity of obesity and the need to develop integrated multi-agency responses that deliver a portfolio of strategies across multiple settings.

Addressing obesity and its associated complications and chronic diseases has become everyone's business. To have a chance at tackling this serious issue, we need a multi-agency response. 

The workshop will bring together stakeholders across sectors and settings – from primary healthcare, hospital, community and public health sectors to local government and NGOs – who can influence the integration of prevention from hospital to home in an effort to reverse the obesity trends in Australia.

Workshop speakers will update you on where the evidence is for a multi-agency response, what this can look like, and case studies of successes already in place.  Presentations will be interspersed with activities to explore what this means for your agency and how your agency can best respond to the complexity of obesity.  Register now

The CO-OPS National Workshop is also a great opportunity for practitioners to share the lessons learnt. We would love to hear about the work you have done in your community. Submit an abstract