What is the issue?
Policy makers and practitioners need high quality and up-to-date evidence to support public health decision making. Where the need for evidence is urgent, the existing evidence base is uncertain, and new research is constantly emerging, timely synthesis of evidence is essential.
In the past there has been no mechanism to synthesise, in a timely way, evidence about effective implementation strategies for chronic disease prevention programs in community settings.
How will this program help?
We will continually and actively monitoring the literature for new evidence about effective implementation strategies for chronic disease prevention interventions in early childhood education and care and schools. We will incorporate and publish new evidence when it becomes available. We will ensure the most up-to-date evidence is readily available for decision makers and practitioners. We will capture and share detail to allow successful strategies to be replicated.
How are we conducting this research?
We are undertaking living systematic reviews that identify effective implementation strategies and behaviour change techniques to facilitate implementation of chronic disease prevention strategies in childcare and schools.
Research Lead: Dr Rebecca Hodder.
Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school‐based policies or practices targeting diet, physical activity, obesity, tobacco or alcohol use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011677.pub3
See our infographic of Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school-based policies or practices targeting diet, physical activity, obesity, tobacco or alcohol use
Improving implementation of school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies, practices, and programs: a systematic review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibab037
Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011779.pub3