What is CATCH?
For 25 years, the CATCH Programs have guided kids on how to be healthy for a lifetime and it is now the #1 health promotion and childhood obesity prevention program available
We are CATCH USA and our goal is to inform and support your communities efforts in combating childhood obesity. We invite you to explore the world of CATCH and discover why communities all across America have adopted the #1 health promotion and childhood obesity prevention program in the country.
"As public health practitioners, “spending public money, we need to be sure a program is capable of delivering desired outcomes.” CATCH has “7000 schools, a combination of rural and urban settings, and 7000 positive results. It has me wondering why in the world are we scratching our heads still saying what can we do?”
Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey, MD, MSHSA
Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Dr. Reininger is an associate professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science for the University of Texas, School of Public Health Regional Campus at Brownsville. Dr. Reininger’s research focuses on evidence-based, participatory approaches to improving health with minority populations. Dr. Reininger currently serves as principal investigator for several projects to address chronic diseases and has over 55 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Reininger, in partnership with an active community advisory board in South Texas, has supported policy and environmental changes including tobacco-free ordinances, complete street ordinances, building bike/ped trails, community gardens, farmers’ markets, chronic care management programs and community wide campaigns. These efforts and partnerships resulted in City of Brownsville winning the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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The Resource Vault
What is the Resource Vault?
The CATCH Group has made over 25 years of CATCH support materials available within this site. For the first time ever, a wealth of literature created by researchers, government agencies and instructional developers responsible for creating the programs is now in one location and downloadable within the CATCH Vault.
Materials include evaluation forms, menu planning, best practices, presentations, research articles and much, much more.
We invite you to explore the Resource Vault and take advantage of the years of experience in researching and developing programs to combat childhood obesity.
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