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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
Provides a framework, criteria, and process for assessing the evidence for policy and environmental strategies for obesity prevention; also identifies priorities for increasing the evidence base for obesity prevention.
Author(s): Brennan, L., Castro, S., Brownson, R.D., Claus, J., & Orleans, T.
Citation: 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. Volume 23, Issue Supplement s1
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, F.G., Barrera, M., & Martinez, C.R.
Citation: Prevention Science, Volume 5, No. 1
Date: 3/2004

Effectiveness and Implementation of An Obesity Prevention Intervention: the HeLP-her Rural Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Describes the evaluation plan for assessing efficacy and implementation of the cluster randomized trial known, HeLP-her Rural trial, which adapted an evidence-based intervention for use in rural communities.
Author(s): Lombard, C., Harrison, C., Kozica, S., Zoungas, S., Keating, C., & Teede, H.
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 that use multiple RE-AIM dimensions that can be used to estimate overall intervention impact.
Author(s): Glasgow, R.E., Klesges, L.M., Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A., & Vogt, T.M.
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 guide Healthy People 2020 users.
Organization(s): Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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, R.C., Fielding, J.F., & Maylahn, C.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 for implementation in a community.
Author(s): Small, S.A., Cooney, S.M., Eastman, G., & O’Connor, C.
Organization(s): University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Extension
Date: 3/2007

Obesity Treatment through Behavioral Coaching
Lists obesity 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
Provides 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 and 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.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Does Getting Results Say About Implementing Programs with Fidelity? Getting Results Fact Sheet: Issue 10
Fact Sheet
Discusses the key factors, methods, and importance of maintaining fidelity when implementing a program.
Author(s): O’Connell, J.
Organization(s): California Department of Education
Date: 2007