Introducing: A Toolkit on Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs
September 28, 2021
Improve your program’s effectiveness and sustainability with NCCOR’s newest resource, A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs. This comprehensive online tool draws from experts in the fields of research, public health, and pediatric medicine to explain the stages of effective evaluation for childhood healthy weight programs.
NCCOR developed the toolkit to help researchers, practitioners, and community programs gain confidence in conducting program evaluations. It reviews key concepts and provides detailed guidance on the following core components of effective evaluations:
- Evaluation readiness
- Process measures
- Outcome measures
- Contextual factors
- Program sustainability
- Remote evaluation
In addition, the toolkit’s website features a resource library, with links to guides, databases, research articles, and other public health toolkits. Users will have access to ready-made resources when they are ready to start an evaluation.
Childhood obesity affects nearly 20 percent of children in the United States. Recent evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this trend. In addition, many programs have moved to virtual formats in response to pandemic-related closures. NCCOR’s A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs contains resources and ideas tailored for the evaluation of remote and online programs.
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation’s leading research funders—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.