Case Studies

KishHealth System

KishHealth System’s Kishwaukee Hospital, now part of Northwestern Medicine, have used CATCH to positively impact the lives of 5,084 children in elementary and middle schools, summer camps, after school programs and YMCAs. They have also used Ray and the Sunbeatables™: … Read More

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St. Patrick’s Hospital- Missoula, MT

Since its initial implementation in 2002, the CATCH program in Missoula has grown to be a prime example of how CATCH can be integrated throughout an entire community, and touch a town’s culture in a number of different ways by … Read More

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Healthy U (New Jersey YMCAs)

In 2008, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance created Healthy U – a collaborative initiative to combat the obesity epidemic among New Jersey children. The goal of the program is to prevent childhood obesity … Read More

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Los Fresnos

The below is taken from our Los Fresnos Project Report, completed in 2015. For the full report, click here. CATCH was implemented in Los Fresnos CISD in Los Fresnos, TX (in the Rio Grande Valley near Mexico’s border) in the … Read More

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Gulf Coast Community Services Association (Head Start Centers)

The Gulf Coast Community Services Association (GCCSA) program provides social services and community leadership to Harris County, TX (in the greater Houston area). The federally funded program funds and links Head Start, Early Head Start, and Pregnant Moms programs, and … Read More

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Discover: CATCH Early Childhood

The Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA), in collaboration with The University of Texas School of Public Health has created Discover: CATCH Early Childhood to help address childhood obesity in their communities. Based on a foundation of Jewish values, the program … Read More

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Oklahoma Department of Health

As part of a 3 year project to reduce childhood obesity, the Oklahoma Department of Health implemented CATCH to support Strong and Healthy Oklahoma. As the project grew to 74 sites in 2011, results indicated that CATCH contributed to a … Read More

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South Carolina Department of Education

In 2010, Greenville County Schools discovered through BMI data collection that 41.2% of its 70,000 students were overweight or obese. In conjunction with South Carolina Healthy Schools, a collaborative effort between the South Carolina Department of Education and the South … Read More

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South Orange Maplewood School District

Since implementing CATCH in 2007, this New Jersey District’s program has received national recognition from industry associations and news organizations. In 2009, the District was awarded a $1.4M federal grant, with CATCH as a cornerstone of their program application. 2,934 … Read More

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Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

In 2010, SNHD received a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant to address obesity in Southern Nevada. By working with community partners to facilitate policy, systems and environmental changes, one of project objectives was to work with local agencies … Read More

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Dallas ISD

Dallas ISD is the 2nd largest school district in Texas and the 15th largest in the country. Dallas ISD began implementing CATCH in 2009 after a thorough review of best practices around the country, and today the district uses CATCH in all 201 elementary-middle schools, serving 122,000 schoolchildren. Read More

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New Hampshire CATCH Kids Club

With support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the New Hampshire CATCH Kids Club program has reached over 100 out-of-school sites across New Hampshire. When the work first started, directors and staff at New Hampshire out-of-school programs were looking for ways to increase physical activity and healthy eating in the children they served. Read More

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