University of Maryland School of Public Health Prevention Research Center
Implementation of Local Wellness Policies in Low-Income, Urban Schools
Primary Investigator: Erin Hager, Ph.D.
As a collaborating center in NOPREN, the University of Maryland School of Public Health Prevention Research Center is conducting a research project to evaluate the implementation of wellness policies, to identify school‐level factors associated with wellness policy implementation, and to identify barriers and enablers to wellness policy implementation.
Among public schools serving primarily low‐income African American and Hispanic families, this study aims to determine school‐level factors associated with the implementation of jurisdictional wellness policies and to identify the barriers and enablers of implementing wellness policies at the school‐level, jurisdiction, and state level.
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.