Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Public Health

Best Practices in Program Planning for Local Obesity Prevention

This is an all levels course offering CPH, CHES, and CNE — Free
Date Added to Navigator 05-17-18





Time to Start

> 5 minutes


0.50 hours


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Evaluators from the Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education Arm (SNAP-Ed) provide an overview of their program planning process, specifically as related to re-evaluating and defining the focus of their obesity prevention initiative. This course presents examples of conducting a root cause analysis, developing a logic model, and utilizing the Socio-Ecological Model throughout the process of program planning and evaluation.

Learning Goals:  - Develop evaluative thinking in leaders and managers.  - Understand best practice program planning and evaluation in public health.


What You'll Learn

  1. Employ appropriate methods to engage your priority users in program planning for obesity prevention.
  2. Prepare to create or revise a program logic model that is informed by root-cause analysis and evidence-based theory.
  3.  Appraise your obesity-prevention program's current stage of development as it relates to best-practice planning.

Related Occupations

Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Health Educator
Other Management & Leadership
Community Health Worker
Public Health Agency Director
Program Director

Related Job Tasks

Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Evaluate program performance
Plan public health programs
Manage public health programs
Post or publish information for staff use