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ISBNPA Webinar SIG Children and Families: Why is my program (not) effective? How to apply process evaluation in your research.

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    SIG Children and Families

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    ISBNPA Webinar SIG Children and Families: Why is my program (not) effective? How to apply process evaluation in your research.

  • Date

    01 March 2017

go to Event reference: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/ced1064de101d72966858a512be5123a
ISBNPA Webinar SIG Children and Families: Why is my program (not) effective? How to apply process evaluation in your research.

When: March 1, 2017
Time: 14:00 EST (which means 19:00 GMT & March 2 6:00 AEDT Melbourne Time)







Title of webinar

Why is my program (not) effective? How to apply process evaluation in your research.

SIG Chair 

Leah Lipsky (chair)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD

Tonja Nansel (co-chair)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD 

Speakers 

Dr Femke van Nassau 

Department of Public and Occupational Health and Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Prof. David R. Just  

Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs and Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at the Cornell University. Ithaca, NY 

Webinar moderator

Leah Lipsky

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD

Abstract 

Much research funding is invested in developing, piloting, and evaluating evidence-based physical activity and nutrition programmes. Randomized controlled trials of such interventions are often criticized as being a ‘black box’, since it can be difficult to know why the intervention worked (or not) without examining underlying processes. With the public health impact of these programmes depending on their implementation in practice, it is important to understand if and to what extent a programme was implemented as intended and how this affected programme effectiveness.


In this webinar, Dr Femke van Nassau will guide you through the key decision making for designing, conducting and reporting a process evaluation. Next, the presenters will present two case studies in which they applied implementation evaluation. Dr. Femke van Nassau will present the design and results of the process evaluation of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) – a school-based obesity prevention program with a parental component. Prof. David R. Just will present results from a recent process evaluation of the Smarter Lunchrooms program conducted in upstate New York. The Smarter Lunchroom program uses insights from behavioral economics to encourage more nutritious choices in school cafeterias.