School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Obesity Prevention Initiative

robertboyce_child_gardenThe Obesity Prevention Initiative (OPI) is a diverse community collaboration that was established in 2005 through Cape Fear Healthy Carolinians. Our mission is to increase the healthy weights of Cape Fear residents. We are dedicated to the institution of comprehensive plans and enduring systematic changes that will result in increased physical activity levels and healthier eating patterns.


Available Services:

  • technical assistance with grant writing and project development
  • connecting related community partners
  • professional education and student internships

Current Projects:

OPI Staff:

Tamlyn Shields, MA, BCBA - OPI Coordinator
Physical Address:
1216 Military Cutoff Drive, Suite 338
Wilmington, NC 28405

Terry Kinney, PhD - OPI Principal Investigator
Interim Director, School of Health & Applied Human Sciences

Sarah White - OPI Grant Funds Coordinator
Financial Administrator, School of Health & Applied Human Sciences