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Resources for Developing Interventions

Information in this module was developed, in part, using these resources:

Accelerating Evidence Reviews and Broadening Evidence Standards to Identify Effective, Promising, and Emerging Policy and Environmental Strategies for Prevention of Childhood Obesity
Offers a framework, criteria, and process developed from existing expert classification systems to assess the evidence of strategies to increase health eating and active living and prevent childhood obesity. Identifies evidence gaps and methods to increase evidence making it available to inform policy and support effective obesity prevention.
Author(s): Brennan, L., Castro, S., Brownson, D., et al.
Citation: Annual Review of Public Health; 32, 199-223
Date: 1/2011

Adapting Evidence-Based Programs to New Contexts: What Needs to be Changed?
Identifies six key areas for consideration when adapting school-based programs in rural areas.
Author(s): Smith, E. & Caldwell, L.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 23, Supplement, 37-41
Date: 1/2008

The Cultural Adaptation of Prevention Interventions: Resolving Tensions Between Fidelity and Fit
Examines key issues, concepts, and strategies related to program fidelity when using a community-based participatory research approach for adapting a community intervention.
Author(s): Castro, G., Barrera, M., & Martinez, R.
Citation: Prevention Science, 5(1), 41-45
Date: 3/2004

Effectiveness and Implementation of An Obesity Prevention Intervention: the HeLP-her Rural Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Describes an evaluation plan for assessing efficacy and implementation of the cluster randomized trial known as the Healthy Lifestyle Program for women living in small rural communities, or HeLP-her Rural trial, which adapted an evidence-based intervention for use in rural communities.
Author(s): Lombard, C., Harrison, C., Kozica, S., et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 14, 608
Date: 2014

Evaluating the Impact of Health Promotion Programs: Using the RE-AIM Framework to Form Summary Measures for Decision Making Involving Complex Issues
Discusses metrics of Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM) that uses multiple indicators of internal and external dimensions to estimate overall intervention impact.
Author(s): Glasgow, E., Klesges, M., Dzewaltowski, A., et al.
Citation: Health Education Research; 21(5), 688-694
Date: 10/2006

Evidence-based Clinical and Public Health: Generating and Applying the Evidence
Presents critical issues, needs, and resources to identify, evaluate, and compile evidence to inform decision making about obesity prevention and other public health issues. to inform decision making about obesity prevention and other public health concerns.
Organization(s): Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020
Date: 7/2010

Evidence-based Public Health: A Fundamental Concept for Public Health Practice
Reviews the key components of evidence-based public health (EBPH), addressing the use of scientific evidence, data and information systems, frameworks, the community, evaluation, and dissemination.
Author(s): Brownson, C., Fielding, F., & Maylahn, M.
Citation: Annual Review of Public Health, 30, 175-201
Date: 1/2009

Guidelines for Selecting an Evidence-Based Program: Balancing Community Needs, Program Quality, and Organizational Resources
Provides tools for assessing the appropriateness of an evidence-based program for implementation in a community. Discusses how selection requires balancing priorities based on program match, program quality and organizational resources.
Author(s): Small, A., Cooney, M., Eastman, G., & O'Connor, C.
Organization(s): University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Date: 3/2007

Obesity Treatment through Behavioral Coaching
Lists obesity treatment interventions that produce sizable, sustained effects on important life outcomes.
Organization(s): Social Programs That Work

The Community Guide: Obesity
Summarizes and reviews interventions in the Community Guide and Community Preventive Services Task Force findings.
Organization(s): Community Preventive Services Task Force

Program Fidelity and Adaptation: Meeting Local Needs Without Compromising Program Effectiveness
An overview of the types and effects of implementation changes that are frequently made to programs, and suggests strategies for ensuring effectiveness and appeal of the program for local participants.
Author(s): O'Connor, C., Small, S., & Cooney, S.
Organization(s): University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Date: 4/2007

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide
Lists strategies for improving nutrition and active living to reverse the obesity epidemic in the U.S.Author(s): Keener, D., Goodman, K., & Lowry, A.
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 7/2009