Using Population Reach as a Proxy Metric for Intervention Impact to Prioritize Selection of Obesity Prevention Strategies in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012
American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.55). 05/2014; 104(7). DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301979
Recent federal initiatives have used estimates of population reach as a proxy metric for intervention impact, in part to inform resource allocation and programmatic decisions about competing priorities in the community. However, in spite of its utility, population reach as a singular metric of intervention impact may be insufficient for guiding multifaceted program decisions. A more comprehensive, validated approach to measure or forecast dose may complement reach estimates to inform decision makers about optimal ways to use limited resources. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print May 15, 2014: e1-e6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.301979).
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ABSTRACT: Recent initiatives have focused on the dissemination of evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental (EBPSE) strategies to reduce health disparities. Targeted, community-level efforts are needed to supplement these approaches for comparable results among Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs).The STRIVE Project funded 15 Asian American and NHPI community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement culturally adapted strategies. Partners reached more than 1.4 million people at a cost of $2.04 per person. CBOs are well positioned to implement EBPSE strategies to reduce health disparities. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print April 23, 2015: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302637).
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