Appendix A
Workshop Agendas

Workshop on Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children and Youth


June 1, 2008


The California Convergence Conference Sheraton Grand Sacramento

10:30 am

Focus Group with Program Evaluators

Key Questions:

  • What measures are currently in use to evaluate obesity prevention programs?

  • How are decisions made on which measures to use?

  • How effective are current measures in capturing both process and outcome?

  • What are the greatest challenges faced by evaluators?

  • What evaluation strategies are used in culturally diverse neighborhoods?

  • What linkages do evaluators see between environmental and policy changes and outcomes?

  • What gaps exist in the evaluation field with respect to obesity prevention programs?

  • What opportunities exist for collaboration in meeting the challenges faced by evaluators?



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Appendix A Workshop Agendas Workshop on Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children and youth June 1, 2008 The California Convergence Conference Sheraton grand Sacramento 10:30 am Focus Group with Program Evaluators Key Questions: • hat measures are currently in use to evaluate obesity pre- W vention programs? • ow are decisions made on which measures to use? H • ow effective are current measures in capturing both pro- H cess and outcome? • hat are the greatest challenges faced by evaluators? W • hat evaluation strategies are used in culturally diverse W neighborhoods? • hat linkages do evaluators see between environmental and W policy changes and outcomes? • hat gaps exist in the evaluation field with respect to obe- W sity prevention programs? • hat opportunities exist for collaboration in meeting the W challenges faced by evaluators? 1

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2 COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES ON OBESITY PREVENTION 3:30 pm Focus Group with Program Site Leaders Key Questions: • hat types of initiatives are obesity prevention sites currently W conducting? • hat kinds of information are most useful to site leaders W in making decisions about which projects to initiate in their communities? • ow do site leaders go about finding information on poten- H tial childhood obesity prevention programs? • hat kinds of data do they wish they had? W • o they believe that their initiatives have had a positive D impact on childhood obesity? • o they use evaluation in their work? D • ow do they tailor projects for culturally diverse neighbor- H hoods? • o they believe they have the information they need to D decide what programs to initiate and what to evaluate? • hat information do they need to convince various stake- W holders of the progress or success of a community-based childhood obesity prevention program? • o evaluations successfully capture the most important D changes their programs have brought about? • hat are the greatest challenges they have faced? W 4:30 pm Adjourn Workshop on Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children and youth May 6, 2009 Lecture Room The National Academy of Sciences building 2101 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20418 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks Patricia Crawford, PhD, University of California, Berkeley Marion Standish, Director of Healthy Environments, The California Endowment Loel Solomon, National Director of Community Health Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente

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 APPENDIX A 9:45– Panel I: What information do community base programs 11:40 am need to meet their goals? Moderator: Patricia Crawford, PhD Key Questions: • hat information do community-based programs use? W • ow do you find information on how to run and assess H programs? • o you link nutrition and physical priorities to broader D community priorities? • hat information do programs need to sustain their W efforts? Speakers: Gerardo Mouet, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency, City of Santa Ana, California Leslie Bernard, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore, Maryland Genoveva Islas-Hooker, Central California Center for Health and Human Services, Fresno, California Canary Girardeau, Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc., Washington, DC 11:40 am– Lunch 12:40 pm Panel II: What is the level of evidence needed to inform 12:40– 2:10 pm policy? Moderator: Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Samuels and Associates Key Questions: • hat is the practitioner’s experience with informing W policy? • hat evidence does a community-based program need to W inform policy? • hat information does the program feel it needs to inform W policy? • hat is the response of policy makers? W Speakers: Jeffrey Levi, Trust for America’s Health, Washington, DC Joseph Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville, Massachusetts Allison Karpyn, The Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES ON OBESITY PREVENTION Shireen Malekafzali, PolicyLink, Oakland, California Derek Birnie, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Seattle, Washington 2:10– Break 2:30 pm 2:30– Panel III: How do community perspectives influence 4:00 pm decision makers? Moderator: Mary Story, PhD, RD, University of Minnesota Key Questions: • here does obesity prevention evidence fit into public W policy decision making? • ow do policy makers gather, use, and evaluate evidence H in decision making? • hat challenges do policy makers face in finding and W using evidence? • hat types of evidence are most useful to policy makers? W • hat are examples of policies in obesity prevention that W have been influenced by specific programs? Speakers: Dan Drummond, Fairfax City Council Member, Fairfax, Virginia Ben Thomases, City Food Policy Coordinator, New York, New York J. Walter Tejada, Arlington County Board Member, Arlington, Virginia George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council Member, Rockville, Maryland Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Support, Minneapolis, Minnesota Pierre Vigilance, Director, Department of Health, Washington, DC 4:00– Closing Remarks 4:30 pm Marion Standish Loel Solomon