Obesity Program Links
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Alaskans Taking on Childhood Obesity (ATCO) Taskforce
ATCO is now the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids. The Alliance formed to expand the reach of an interagency taskforce
of leaders in the health and education fields called Alaskans Taking on
Childhood Obesity (ATCO). Since the members of ATCO understood that
childhood obesity is caused by a complex array of factors and that the
solution would require a comprehensive, coordinated, long-term approach,
they recommended establishing an alliance to guide, coordinate and
expand the reach of childhood obesity prevention efforts. The State of
Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program assists the Alliance and
the program staff provides the physical activity and nutrition
To learn more about the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids, visit www.akhealthykids.org.
Alaskans Taking on Childhood Obesity (ATCO) is an interagency taskforce of leaders in the health and education fields who are committed to preventing childhood obesity in Alaska. ATCO is chaired by the State of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ward Hurlburt. The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program staff provides facilitation support and physical activity and nutrition expertise to the taskforce.
The ATCO Charge
Scope of the Problem
For more information
or to join the
Alaskans Taking on Childhood
Andrea Fenaughty, PhD.
Division of Public Health