Community and Public Health Nutrition

Weight-Wise Intervention

The Weight-Wise Study tests the effectiveness of weight control intervention strategies designed for low income, midlife women enrolled in the WISEWOMAN Program. WISEWOMAN is a CDC demonstration project designed to help low-income, midlife women reduce their risk of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. This is done through risk factor screening and referral services, and lifestyle intervention programs that promote healthy eating, increased physical activity, and smoking cessation. The behavioral intervention includes a 16-week weight loss phase of weekly group sessions and a 12-month weight maintenance phase of individual, group, and phone contacts. This is a powerpoint presentation.

PPT:  Weight Wise Intervention_Carmen.ppt

Are You What You Eat? Food, Culture & You

This powerpoint presentation from the center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill addresses the topics of: What is ‘culture’; the diversity of cultures in America; food in different cultures; food perceptions; and how food perceptions influence our work as nutrition counselors. This presentation was designed for and presented to WIC staff.

PPTFood Culture and You_Carmen.ppt

Intervention Planning, Program Development, and Implementation

Health Works for Women/Health Works in the Community and HOPE Work

Health Works for Women was designed to help women who want to improve their health by eating healthier, being physically active, quitting smoking, or managing their stress. Educators and researchers at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention teamed up with an advisory committee of local community members to create this unique program. Since 1993, over 2000 women in eastern North Carolina have participated. Research has shown that this program is effective to help women achieve their health goals. The powerpoint presentation provides the background on program development and implementation for this project.

PPT:  Health Works for Women_Salli.ppt 

HOPE Works

HOPE Works seeks to increase hope among participants by addressing obesity within the context of social and economic determinants of health (education, poverty, employment) among low-income and minority women in two rural counties in NC. The program identifies women in the community who are natural leaders and trains them to be local Lay Health Advisors. HOPE Works uses a community based participatory research approach designed with the Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Community Advisory Committee at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This powerpoint presentation explores the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the intervention.

PPT:  HOPE works_Salli.ppt 

Seeds of Hope

This article, published by the CDC (pdf file), explores the development and implementation of the Seeds of Hope program. Seeds of HOPE is an innovative project that is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Research Center, and communities in rural North Carolina. The article provides a detailed history of the development and flow of projects with Health Works for Women, Health Works in the Community, and HOPE works.

PDF:   Seeds of Hope_Salli.pdf

Maximizing Resources for Results:  Extending Bright Futures through Community-Based Nutrition Planning


University of Tennessee

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Professional train-the-trainer resource focused on community-based planning. Format is pdf and on-line.

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