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We Can!™ strives to improve the lives of youth and families across the United States by addressing key overweight and obesity issues affecting our communities.

We Can! is designed so that a variety of participants can get involved with the program and make a difference within their family or community. Some of the ways you can get involved include:

Help Your Family
We Can! provides parents and caregivers with resources to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time for children and young people ages 8-13. 

Help Your Patients
We Can! provides physicians and health professionals with science-based resources that help make a difference in the lives of their patients.

Run the We Can! Program
We Can! provides community settings with turn-key, flexible, and evidence-based programs that complement ongoing activities.

Become a We Can! Partner
We Can! provides companies and organizations with an opportunity to improve the health of families, employees, and communities.

Get Training
We Can! provides regional and on-demand trainings geared for a variety of audiences. The events provide an opportunity to learn more about We Can! In addition, We Can! offers an online training for the Parent Program.


We Can! and the We Can! logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).




Sign Up Today

Sign Up to become a We Can! Community Site.

Submit a sign up form by Fax to the NHLBI Information Center at (240) 629-3246.

Start Your Program

Get Started
Learn how to start your We Can! program in a variety of settings, including: