The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is pleased to launch the Childhood Obesity Prevention Petition as part of our Civil Society Action Plan for 2017-2019.
Our hope is that this petition will be circulated and supported widely by all of our CSO members and partners in an effort to influence our region’s leaders to champion and implement critical policies that can significantly reduce Childhood Obesity and the associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in our part of the world.
The HCC plans to present this petition at the upcoming CARICOM Heads of Governments Conference in Jamaica in July – four months away! As a result, we are asking all of you to take up the challenge and to ensure that the petition is heavily circulated and signed electronically by all of your partners, your family, friends and clients or members within the next few weeks.
Please see the link to the petition immediately below and forward to EVERYONE!
- Work with us to coordinate volunteers in your territories to go into the communities to amass hard copy signatures.
- Engage major influencers in your territory including Civil Society leaders, politicians and celebrities to sign the petition and send us the photos for use in our social media campaign. You should also use the photos in your local media.
- Each of our CSO members need to send us photos or video of your staff signing the petition for use on our Facebook Page and in our weekly Roundup as we capture “Civil Society Country by Country Support!”
- Post the Petition link on all of your social media outlets to drive support for the petition.
More people are dying from obesity than starvation for the first time in the history of the world!
Michael R. Bloomberg, WHO Global Ambassador for NCDs
Thank you so much for your support. We look forward to seeing those photos coming in and we will be checking in with you as the campaign moves forward. If you have any queries or ideas, please email our Communications and Advocacy Officer, Francine Charles at email@example.com.