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Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2009 Fall;3(3):249-55. doi: 10.1353/cpr.0.0085.

Development and implementation of a school-based obesity prevention intervention: lessons learned from community-based participatory research.

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Los Angeles Unified School District, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

National, state, and local policies aim to change school environments to prevent child obesity. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) can be effective in translating public health policy into practice.

OBJECTIVES:

We describe lessons learned from developing and pilot testing a middle school-based obesity prevention intervention using CBPR in Los Angeles, California.

METHODS:

We formed a community-academic partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion to identify community needs and priorities for addressing adolescent obesity and to develop and pilot test a school-based intervention.

LESSONS LEARNED:

Academic partners need to be well-versed in organizational structures and policies. Partnerships should be built on relationships of trust, shared vision, and mutual capacity building, with genuine community engagement at multiple levels.

CONCLUSION:

These lessons are critical, not only for partnering with schools on obesity prevention, but also for working in other community settings and on other health issues.

PMID:
20208226
PMCID:
PMC2848487
DOI:
10.1353/cpr.0.0085
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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