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OBJECTIVE To develop and test a brief measure of changes in eating, active play, and parenting practices after an intervention to help parents shape children's choices and home environments. DESIGN Sequential phases of development and testing: expert panel review, cognitive testing interviews, field testing, test-retest study, and assessment of(More)
(HCHF) curriculum was developed to support parents and caregivers by providing education on nutrition, physical activity, and parenting practices that help families make healthy changes. HCHF focuses on the behaviors most likely to help children avoid unhealthy weight gain. The evidence-based Paths to Success include: eating more vegetables and fruits,(More)
Local health departments (LHDs) have a key role to play in developing built environment policies and programs to encourage physical activity and combat obesity and related chronic diseases. However, information to guide LHDs' effective engagement in this arena is lacking. During 2011-2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)(More)
INTRODUCTION Institutional mentoring may be a useful capacity-building model to support local health departments facing public health challenges. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted a qualitative evaluation of an institutional mentoring program designed to increase capacity of health departments seeking to address chronic(More)
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