The CWH will collaborate on 3 Special Projects as part of Network for a Healthy California’s work to expand and strengthen selected priority initiatives and programs focused on the Network target populations.
•Healthy Foods, Beverages and Physical Activity Intervention and Evaluation Plan
For this nationwide study of communities that examines childhood obesity programs and policies, "Studying Community Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity", CWH will contribute to the overarching study design and provide scientific leadership (jointly with other team members) in the areas of: childhood obesity research; crafting the study objectives, logic model, and hypotheses while working with NH
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has provided funding to initiate a post-doctoral fellowship program at UC Berkeley, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Fellowship, in the field of environmental and policy solutions for the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The HEAL-Northern California Santa Rosa Youth Evaluation provided funding to expand the Center’s efforts in northern California to include two additional major secondary schools in Santa Rosa as part of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) youth evaluation. These two schools represented an important part of the youth population in the areas where the changes were being made.
The Center collected information to assess the success of the Northern California partnerships in meeting their Community Health Initiative (CHI) goals and objectives; represented the Cross-Site Evaluation team in work with the community partnerships and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit staff; conducted analysis and interpreted findings in collaboration with the Cross-Site E
The Center's role on the "NoCA CHI Evaluation Project" includes colleciton of information to assess the success of the Northern California partnerships in meeting their Community Health Initiative (CHI) goals and objectives; work with the community partnerships and KP NCAL Community Benefit staff; collaboration on analysis and interpretion of findings; writing case studies and narratives on key p
To reduce the incidence of hip fractures among Latinas in central and east Contra Costa County, the Core Collaborating Team developed ¿Pueden Escucharme Ahora?, an intervention plan of action with effective strategies for motivating Latinas to follow through on recommendations to protect themselves from bone loss, osteoporosis and needlessly debilitating fractures.
The Family Fitness: Child Care Healthy Eating and Activity project promoted the balancing of healthy eating and physical activity among food stamp eligible parents and children. The project engaged families in child care sites in Contra Costa, Shasta and LA Counties.
A student survey and fitness testing is being administered to determine the impact of the Healthy Eating, Active Living initiative (HEAL) on student attitudes, behaviors, and fitness; and assess students’ awareness of, and exposure to, changes made in the various sectors as a result of the HEAL initiative.
The Center is assisting Community Health Initiative (CHI) communities measure the impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions on youth; and providing training and technical assistance during survey administration, data translation and follow-up.