Applying a performance monitoring framework to increase reach and adoption of children's healthy eating and physical activity programs

Louise Farrell, Beverley Lloyd, Rhonda Matthews, Andrea Bravo, John Wiggers, Chris Rissel

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Abstract

The allocation of a significant amount of new funding for health promotion in Australia through the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (2009-14) created a unique opportunity to implement a comprehensive approach to the prevention of chronic diseases and demonstrate significant health improvements. Building on existing health promotion infrastructure in Local Health Districts, the NSW Ministry of Health adopted a scaled-up state-wide capacity-building model, designed to alter policies and practices in key children's settings to increase healthy eating and physical activity among children. NSW also introduced a performance monitoring framework to track implementation and impacts. This paper describes the model that NSW developed for monitoring state-wide programs in the Children's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Program and presents the model's application to early childhood education and care and primary school settings, including current results. This approach to monitoring the scaling up of program implementation at the state-wide level has potential for more widespread application in other policy areas in NSW.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2511408
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health Research and Practice
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Healthy eating
  • children's diet
  • physical activity in children
  • health promotion

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