The Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative: overview and evaluation design

  • Cheadle A
  • Schwartz P
  • Rauzon S
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Abstract

We provide an overview of the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative--created in 2003 to promote obesity-prevention policy and environmental change in communities served by Kaiser Permanente-and describe the design for evaluating the initiative. The Initiative focuses on 3 ethnically diverse northern California communities that range in size from 37,000 to 52,000 residents. The evaluation assesses impact by measuring intermediate outcomes and conducting pre- and posttracking of population-level measures of physical activity, nutrition, and overweight.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Health Promotion/methods/standards
  • Adult
  • California/epidemiology
  • Child
  • Exercise
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Humans
  • Obesity/epidemiology/*prevention & control
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Program Evaluation

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Authors

  • A Cheadle

  • P M Schwartz

  • S Rauzon

  • W L Beery

  • S Gee

  • L Solomon

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