Evaluation


The Evaluation Advisory Group and Core Evaluation Committee oversee and advise evaluation efforts for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and its subsequent workplan activities.

Advisory Group and Committee Members | Committee Summary

 

Evaluation Advisory Group:


Philip R. Nader, MD
Chair
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative,
UCSD

Deirdre Browner, MPH
County of San Diego Community Epidemiology

Shelia Broyles, PhD, MPH
UCSD Division of Community Pediatrics

John Elder, PhD
SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Sheila Gahagan, MD MPH
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Community Health,
UCSD

Thomas Herman, PhD
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space
SDSU

Katherine Keir, MPH
Center for Latino Research & Health Promotion,
San Ysidro Health Center

Paul Kurtin, MD
Rady Children's Hospital

Suzanne Lindsay, PhD, MSW, MPH
Institute for Public Health,
SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Thomas McKenzie, PhD
SDSU Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences,
UCSD

Cheryl Moder
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative

Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
UCSD School of Medicine

James F. Sallis, PhD
SDSU Department of Psychology,
Active Living Research

Diana Simmes, MPH
Institute for Public Health,
SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Howard Taras, MD
UCSD Division of Community Pediatrics

Core Evaluation Committee:


Deirdre Browner, MPH
County of San Diego Community Epidemiology

Julie Cooke, MPH
County of San Diego Community Epidemiology

Tracy Delaney, PhD, RD
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services

Christine Edwards, MPH
Health Policy Consulting Group

Kristin Garrett, MPH, FACHE
Community Health Improvement Partners

Thomas Herman, PhD
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space
SDSU

Suzanne Lindsay, PhD, MSW, MPH
Institute for Public Health,
SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Leslie Linton, JD, MPH
Health Policy Consulting Group

Cheryl Moder
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative

Philip R. Nader, MD
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative,
UCSD

Leslie Ray, PhDc, MPH, MPPA, MA
County of San Diego Community Epidemiology

James F. Sallis, PhD
SDSU Department of Psychology,
Active Living Research

Adrienne Yancey, MPH
County of San Diego, Public Health Services

Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH
County of San Diego, Public Health Services

Committee Summary:


The COI has convened two groups to oversee and advise evaluation efforts. The Evaluation Advisory Group was established in 2007 as a way to convene local research experts and academicians to advise the COI on potential evaluation methods and approaches. The work of this group puts emphasis on the development of specific indicators to allow communities and the COI to gauge progress toward development of healthy community environments and supportive policy. In 2009, the Core Evaluation Committee was formed with the purpose of recommending and facilitating specific strategies for the overall evaluation of the COI. The evaluation plan that these two groups have been working to create will strengthen the capacity for research and evaluation of efforts to create healthier communities throughout San Diego County.

Strategies:


The evaluation plan is organized around measurement of multiple levels of outcomes of San Diego County Childhood Obesity efforts, including:

  • Direct outcome measures of body mass index (BMI);
  • Proximal outcomes of changes in environment, policy, and behavior change;
  • Process evaluation measurements focused on domain activities and outputs.

Evaluation Case Studies

 

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Cilantro to Store Evaluation Report

Cilantro To Stores is a program designed to benefit residents of Western Chula Vista, both in terms of providing access to fresh produce and investing in the economic growth of the area.

Healthy Choice Options in Vending Machines on County Property

This evaluation measures the extent to which the "Healthy Choice Options in Vending Machines on County Property Policy" was implemented in select food and beverage vending machines across San Diego County.

Evaluation Report: A Case Study of School-Community Garden Pilot Projects in San Diego County

This case study provides an in-depth examination of the process surrounding the Healthy Works School and Community Gardens Program in San Diego County. Evaluators identify successes, barriers, and unique assets of the partners involved in the project.

San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative Evaluation Plan

This plan outlines the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative's multi-level evaluation efforts to examine community-level indicators of short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes; sentinel community evaluations of short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes; and domain-specific evaluation activities.

Shared Agendas and Common Strategies: Engaging Non-Traditional Health Partners in Policy Change to Create Active Living Environments

This case study explores the efficacy of the COI Government Domain's efforts to engage new partners in making countywide and municipal health policy, including transportation policy.

Summer Meal Program Assessment

Coming soon!

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Quick Facts

  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • Walking and biking have decreased more than 40% during the past 3 decades, partly because of unsafe routes and poor walking conditions (Active Living Research, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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