Call to Action
The goals and strategies outlined in this report set forth an ambitious agenda that must be undertaken in order to achieve the vision of a healthy New York. No single individual, organization, agency, community, political jurisdiction, or elected official can bring about such far-reaching changes alone. Collaboration, teamwork and resource-sharing will be required at every level: among state and local agencies, provider and consumer groups, business leaders, education and medical communities, advertising and marketing groups, the media, and government.
The real work in any planning process is in the implementation. This Obesity Prevention Plan is New York's vision of what needs to be done to achieve success. This Plan is not intended to define the multiple steps and actions needed to realize implementation but rather provide New Yorkers with a road map to guide the work. The Steering Committee will be responsible for providing advice and organizing statewide, regional, and local implementation plans including mobilizing partners, identifying priorities and monitoring and measuring successes. Obesity Prevention Plan Implementation Teams will be created around the ten broad goal areas.
All organizations and all individuals are invited to participate in one or more of these Teams. Indeed, more participation is desirable and will be promoted. It is only by working together that the vision that all New Yorkers will achieve and maintain a healthy weightwill become a reality for our state's citizens.