Although many of the communities within DuPage share some demographic similarities, there are differences as well. To address this issue, FORWARD developed a regional structure to help address the unique needs of DuPage communities. The FORWARD regions were developed and based on the local service areas of five local YMCAs. The YMCAs provide infrastructure, human resources, facilities, and commitment on a local and national level to reverse the obesity epidemic. FORWARD has partnered with the Elmhurst YMCA to lead the North East FORWARD Region, the Fry Family YMCA to lead the South West FORWARD Region, the Indian Boundary YMCA to lead the South East FORWARD Region, the Tri-Town YMCA to lead the Central East FORWARD Region, and the BR Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County to lead the North West FORWARD Region.