Addressing Chronic Stress through Mindfulness Training for School Employees
B. Grace Bullock, PhD, Principal Investigator
To work with OEA Choice Trust to plan and implement mindfulness trainings and technical assistance for school administrators and school employees to promote the health and well-being of school employees.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program Evaluation
B Grace Bullock, PhD, & Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD
Evaluation of Lane County’s implementation of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care Evaluation (NAPSACC 2)
Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD, & Julie C. Rusby, PhD, Co-PIs
To determine if the NAPSACC intervention model is being implemented effectively and with fidelity in child care facilities in Lane County, Oregon, and to determine the extent to which short- and long term outcomes were achieved.
Evaluation of HPCDP’s Sodium Reduction Effort in Oregon Communities
Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD, Principal Investigator
The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section of the Oregon Health Authority is contracting with ORI CES to evaluate HPCDP’s effort to increase the availability of lower sodium foods while engaging the food sector to facilitate reduced sodium levels in packaged and restaurant foods in Oregon. ORI CES will coordinate with HPCDP staff to develop, implement, and deliver an evaluation of the program in accordance with the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements for the grant and coordinate the collection of performance measures.
The long-term outcome of this project is reduced sodium intake to within the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation for sodium intake. Additional outcomes include:
- Increased implementation of food service guidelines/standards that include sodium.
- Increased integration of procurement practices to reduce sodium content in purchased items.
- Increased implementation of food preparation practices to reduce sodium content of meals and/or menu items.
- Increased implementation of environmental strategies/behavioral economics approaches.
- Increased availability of lower sodium food products
- Increased purchase or selection of lower sodium food. products/ingredients by either consumers or large food service operators.
United Way of Lane County Positive Parenting Program
Carol Metzler, PhD, Principal Investigator
To implement the Triple P–Positive Parenting Program in Lane County for Medicaid families. The valuation activities involve parent surveys, provider surveys, and program exposure data.
Lane County BMI Surveillance
Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD, & Geraldine Moreno-Black, PhD, Co-PIs
To develop and evaluate the implementation of a county wide school-based BMI surveillance-screening program with Lane County elementary schools serving a high proportion of low income students.