Journal article

A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia

Tahna Pettman, Kristy Bolton, Penny Love, Elizabeth Waters, Tim Gill, Jill Whelan, Sinead Boylan, Rebecca Armstrong, John Coveney, Sue Booth, Boyd Swinburn, Steven Allender

Health Promotion International | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Community-based initiatives (CBIs) that build capacity and promote healthy environments hold promise for preventing obesity and non-communicable disease, however their characteristics remain poorly understood and lessons are learned in isolation. This limits understanding of likely effectiveness of CBIs; the potential for actively supporting practice; and the translation of community-based knowledge into policy. Building on an initial survey (2010), an online survey was launched (2013) with the aim to describe the reach and characteristics of Australian CBIs and identify and evaluate elements known to contribute to best practice, effectiveness and sustainability. Responses from 104 CBIs were..

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