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Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO)

CDC, CDC Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kaiser Permanente

To identify a core set of community-level measures, focusing on policy and environmental strategies that impact obesity prevention that can be used for research and can serve as baseline variables for planning and evaluation.





Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation

University of North Carolina, CDC

To identify, translate, and disseminate evidence-based interventions, best practices/processes, and implementation tools for use by public health practitioners.

Early Assessment of Programs and Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity

CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health, RWJF, Prevention Research Centers Program Office, CDC Foundation, and Macro International Inc.

To identify a set of promising local programs and policies (addressing the physical, social, or economic environment) implemented to address obesity among children aged 3-17 and to determine which ones merit rigorous evaluation. Priority is placed on programs and policies implemented in community settings and targeting low-income children to improve eating habits and physical activity levels.

Practice-Based Evidence Project in Worksites—Swift Worksite Assessment and Translation (SWAT)

CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

To judge the promise of worksite health promotion practices. The SWAT evaluation method is a tool that uses a set of criteria, rather than a comparison group, for single-worksite assessments.

Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM)

Workgroup members: David Dzewaltowski, Paul Estabrooks, Russ Glasgow, and Lisa Klesges; funded by RWJF

To implement and evaluate an explanatory framework for measuring intervention impact in its broadest sense. The framework is a systematic way for researchers and decision makers to evaluate health behavior interventions.

Systematic Reviews




Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

University of York and National Institute for Health Research

To undertake systematic reviews of research evidence on health and public health questions of national and international importance. The findings are widely disseminated and have impacted health care policy and practice in the United Kingdom and internationally.

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