“Lessons Learned from a Statewide Collaboration to Build Capacity for Obesity Prevention”

Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention (BCOP) is a collaborative study between researchers at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) and public health and community practitioners working with the SNAP-Ed program at The Ohio State University (OSU) and the Creating Healthy Communities program at Ohio Department of Health.

Researchers from PRCHN and the OSU SNAP-Ed program will jointly present “Lessons Learned from a Statewide Collaboration to Build Capacity for Obesity Prevention” at the next PRCHN Seminar March 14 from noon to 1:15 p.m. the BioEnterprise ground-floor conference room.

About the talk

The primary goal of the BCOP study is to develop web-based assessment tools of community readiness and capacity to optimize implementation of four nutrition-related policy, system and environmental interventions:

  • Farmers’ markets;
  • Healthy eating policies in childcare settings;
  • Healthy food retail; and
  • Farm to school.

This presentation will focus on findings from the statewide partnership to build capacity for obesity prevention and provides implications to community-level interventions for health promotion.

Presenters include:

  • Darcy Freedman, PRCHN associate director and BCOP principal investigator;
  • Ana Claudia Zubieta, Ohio SNAP-Ed director in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University Extension;
  • Eunlye Lee, researcher associate at PRCHN; and
  • David Ngendahimana, a pre-doctoral fellow, at PRCHN and PhD candidate in the Department of Population Health and Quantitative Sciences at CWRU.

About the series

The PRCHN Seminar Series takes place on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the PRCHN ground-floor conference room of the BioEnterprise Building.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Parking is available.

Learn more at prchn.org/PRCSeminarSeries.aspx.