Population & Public Health

This report provides practical information that states and community groups can use to develop evaluation components for community-based projects that focus on children’s health promotion. Through an examination of seven representative projects, the report offers examples and lessons learned related to various aspects of evaluation, among them: design, process and partnerships, outcomes, and dissemination. Programs […]

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    State Approaches to Childhood Obesity: A Snapshot of Promising Practices and Lessons Learned

    Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S., with serious health and social consequences for millions of children. Medicaid alone now serves some 4 million obese children. States are growing increasingly concerned about the issue and are focusing energy and resources on addressing it. This report details state efforts to combat this complex and […]

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  • Population & Public Health

    States have a critical role to play in developing public health systems that protect and improve health at the community and population levels by preventing disease and promoting healthy behaviors.  States can develop policies and initiatives to educate the public, support community programs, prepare for and prevent infectious disease outbreaks, prevent injuries, and ensure safe […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Population & Public Health