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.
Evaluation of HPCDP’s Work with Regional Health Equity Coalitions in Oregon
Jorge Ramírez García, PhD, & Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD
The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is contracting with the ORI CES to evaluate HPCDP’s work with the three Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) funded since 2011 to identify successes and lessons learned related to two topics: A) Integration of tobacco and chronic disease data into local equity planning, and B) Engagement in public health related policy, system, and environmental change into community conversations and plans that seek to increase health equity.
Information collected will help inform HPCDP’s quality improvement efforts to strengthen the state public health system’s infrastructure to support RHECs in contributing to community health policy initiatives.
OFSN Technical Assistance for Program Evaluation
Jorge Ramírez García, PhD
To provide consultation and technical assistance for development of OFSN’s program evaluation capacities.
Evaluation of Ophelia’s Place Program Implementation in Rural Middle Schools
Erika Westling, PhD
To evaluate a three component intervention in middle and high schools in rural Lane County that aim to decrease bullying and relational violence in schools, strengthen girls, and educate and empower staff to facilitate these positive changes.
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.
A Global Dissemination and Implementation Study to Evaluate the World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Free Being Me Body Image Program
Eric Stice, PhD, Principal Investigator
To evaluate the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) implementation and dissemination internationally of Eric Stice’s Free Being Me body acceptance intervention.
Trillium Integration and Incubation (TIIP) Descriptive Analysis and Report
Deborah Toobert, PhD, Tony Biglan, PhD, Jorge Ramirez Garcia, PhD, & Mark Van Ryzin, PhD, Co-PIs
A case study design to determine optimal research strategy for efforts to integrate behavioral health and primary care at Trillium clinics.
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.