NOPREN Supplement 2012:
In September of 2012, NOPREN members published 9 original research articles in a supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine which highlight the work of its members. These articles use a variety of research methods to investigate how policies can affect the health of children, particularly in the area of childhood obesity.
The articles, along with three related commentaries, can be downloaded below. A great place to start reading would be the introduction paper, “Creating supportive environments for population health impact and health equity: An overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network’s efforts”. From there, you can read about the process of providing fresh foods in inner city retail stores, how a coalition developed a menu-labeling policy, or an analysis of obesity-themed policy briefs which are read by lawmakers. Or, you can learn more about providing water access in schools, from what this may cost to the effect of increasing water access in afterschool programs.
- Creating Supportive Nutrition Environments for Population Health Impact and Health Equity: An Overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network’s Efforts
Heidi M. Blanck, Sonia A. Kim
- The Prevention Research Centers Program: Translating Research into Public Health Practice and Impact
Kurt J. Greenlund, Wayne H. Giles
Thomas A. Farley, Gretchen Van Wye
- Getting Back on Tap: The Policy Context and Cost of Ensuring Access to Low-Cost Drinking Water in Massachusetts Schools
Angie L Cradock, Cara L Wilking, Sarah A Olliges, Steven L Gortmaker
Jennifer L. Foltz, Diane M. Harris, Heidi M. Blanck
Joseph R. Sharkey, Wesley R. Dean, Courtney Nalty
Vanessa M. Ulmer, Adrienne R. Rathert, Donald Rose
Sheila Fleischhacker, Randi R. Byrd, Gowri Ramachandran, Maihan Vu, Amy Ries, Ronny A. Bell, Kelly R. Evenson
Donna B. Johnson, Elizabeth C. Payne, Molly A. McNeese, Deborah Allen
- Increasing Water Availability During Afterschool Snack: Evidence, Strategies, and Partnerships from a Group Randomized Trial
Catherine M. Giles, Erica L. Kenney, Steven L. Gortmaker, Rebekka M. Lee, Julie C. Thayer, Helen Mont-Ferguson, Angie L. Cradock
Elizabeth A. Dodson, Amy A. Eyler, Stephanie Chalifour, Christopher G. Wintrode
Steven L. Gortmaker, Mary Story
NOPREN Project Period: 2011-2014 NOPREN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-001946. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent that official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.