Health EquityBuilding and Sustaining Community Capacity to Address Childhood Obesity A 3-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory BoardBrock, Donna-Jean P. MS; Estabrooks, Paul A. PhD; Hill, Jennie L. PhD; Barlow, Morgan L. MPH; Alexander, Ramine C. PhD; Price, Bryan E. BS; Marshall, Ruby BSN; Zoellner, Jamie M. PhDAuthor Information Public Health Sciences (Ms Brock and Dr Zoellner) and Cancer Center (Mr Price), University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Departments of Health Promotions (Dr Estabrooks) and Epidemiology (Dr Hill), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha; DukeImmerse, Office of Undergraduate Education, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Ms Barlow); Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro (Dr Alexander); and Sovah Health, Danville, Virginia (Ms Marshall). Correspondence: Jamie M. Zoellner, PhD, Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We acknowledge and thank all the members of the Partnering for Obesity Planning and Sustainability Community–Academic Advisory Board. This research was conducted at Virginia Tech. Jamie Zoellner, Donna Brock, and Bryan Price are now at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Paul Estabrooks and Jennie Hill are now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Ramine Alexander is now at North Caroline A&T State University, Greensboro, Virginia. At the time of the study, both Bryan Price and Ruby Marshall were administrative-level community partners on the advisory board representing Danville Parks and Recreation and the Children's Healthcare Center, respectively. Morgan Barlow served as the independent facilitator for the advisory board.The authors wish to acknowledge the following funding sources: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R24MD008005), and Virginia Tech, Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.As members of the research team for this grant, all authors submitted a COI to Virginia Tech's OSP. No conflicts of interest were declared. Family & Community Health: January/March 2019 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 62-79 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000212 Buy Metrics Abstract Guided by a community-based participatory research and systems-based approach, this 3-year mixed-methods case study describes the experiences and capacity development of a Community-Academic Advisory Board (CAB) formed to adapt, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based childhood obesity treatment program in a medically underserved region. The CAB included community, public health, and clinical (n = 9) and academic partners (n = 9). CAB members completed capacity evaluations at 4 points. Partners identified best practices that attributed to the successful execution and continued advancement of project goals. The methodological framework and findings can inform capacity development and sustainability of emergent community-academic collaborations. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.