Measuring Community Programs and Policies in the Healthy Communities Study

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National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research

This research article is the result of the Healthy Communities Study, a nationwide scientific study in diverse communities to identify characteristics of communities and programs that may be associated with childhood obesity.

The report describes the protocol used to capture and code instances of community programs and policies, to characterize attributes of community programs and policies related to study hypotheses, and to calculate the intensity of combinations of community programs and policies (i.e., using the attributes of change strategy, duration, and reach).

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Childhood Obesity