3:30 pm

Focus Group with Program Site Leaders

Key Questions:

  • What types of initiatives are obesity prevention sites currently conducting?

  • What kinds of information are most useful to site leaders in making decisions about which projects to initiate in their communities?

  • How do site leaders go about finding information on potential childhood obesity prevention programs?

  • What kinds of data do they wish they had?

  • Do they believe that their initiatives have had a positive impact on childhood obesity?

  • Do they use evaluation in their work?

  • How do they tailor projects for culturally diverse neighborhoods?

  • Do they believe they have the information they need to decide what programs to initiate and what to evaluate?

  • What information do they need to convince various stakeholders of the progress or success of a community-based childhood obesity prevention program?

  • Do evaluations successfully capture the most important changes their programs have brought about?

  • What are the greatest challenges they have faced?

4:30 pm


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


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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