Amy E Hilgendorf

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OBJECTIVE We examined longitudinal associations among neonatal and socioeconomic risks, maternal scaffolding behaviors, and 24-month visual-spatial processing and working memory in a sample of 73 toddlers born preterm or low birthweight (PT LBW). METHODS Risk data were collected at hospital discharge and dyadic play interactions were observed at 16-months(More)
Community Transformation Grant awardees in North Carolina, Illinois, and Wisconsin promoted joint use agreements (formal agreements between 2 parties for the shared use of land or facilities) as a strategy to increase access to physical activity in their states. However, awardees experienced significant barriers to establishing joint use agreements,(More)
At the population level, turning the tide on obesity requires not only health education and promotion programs, but also systemic changes in our society. However, few of these changes can be implemented by single agencies or organizations acting in isolation. Broader community-driven efforts are needed to advance and maintain systematic changes across(More)
  • Amy E Hilgendorf, John Stedman, +9 authors Alexandra Adams
  • WMJ : official publication of the State Medical…
  • 2016
INTRODUCTION The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative has piloted a novel approach for community action for obesity prevention that incorporates both coalition and community organizing efforts in 2 counties. This article describes lessons learned to date from this experience. METHODS A description of the progress made in these communities and the(More)
INTRODUCTION The Wisconsin Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative (Initiative), established in 2007, seeks to address and prevent obesity in the early care and education system through nutrition and physical activity environmental and policy changes. The collaborative includes professionals from 3 state of Wisconsin Departments, the University of(More)
IMPORTANCE Childhood obesity is a complex problem influenced by policies, systems, and environments across multiple settings. The prevention of childhood obesity requires changes across a range of community settings. OBJECTIVE To describe the development of an obesity prevention strategy menu that incorporates effective policy, systems, and environmental(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined whether neonatal risks and maternal scaffolding (i.e., task changes and flexibility) during a 16-month post-term play interaction moderated the association between socioeconomic status (SES), visual-spatial processing and emerging working memory assessed at 24 months post-term among 75 toddlers born preterm or low birth weight. (More)
Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), Madison, Wis (Meinen, Korth); Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison (Hilgendorf); UW-Extension (Korth); School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison (Christens, Polzin); Population Health Institute, UWSMPH (Breuer, Joyner); Dept of Family Medicine(More)
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