Educational or Curriculum – Community Partnership


Initiative Description: schools were provided evidence-based coordinated school health program, training materials, and facilitator support visits, plus Community (BPC), receiving additional promotion of community partnerships with the aim of integrating community members and organizations into schools and decision making.

Study Results: Reduction of the prevalence of childhood overweightness.

Reference: Hoelscher, D.M., Springer, A.E., Ranjit, N., Perry, C.L., Evans, A.E., Stigler, M., & Kelder, S.H. (2010). Reductions in child obesity among disadvantaged school children with community involvement: The travis county CATCH trial. Childhood Obesity, 18(supp. 1), S36-S44.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good