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Overview: Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) was awarded a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant in March 2010 for a county-wide obesity prevention program. The two-year initiative, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a countywide, collaborative, and community-based program focused on changing social norms by creating policy, systems, and environment changes to improve nutrition and increase physical activity with the ultimate goal of preventing and reducing obesity.

Purpose: The purpose of the Hamilton County CPPW evaluation is to capture the successes, challenges, and lessons learned related to the initiative’s strategies for healthy eating and active living policy, system, and environmental changes. The evaluation is designed to measure planning and implementation activities as well as short-term impacts relative to the initiative’s main goals of improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and reducing obesity throughout the county during the 2-year funding period, with an intention of establishing a foundation for measuring the initiative’s individual and community-wide impacts on childhood obesity.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Hamilton County Public Health

Our Role:

  • Establish an overall evaluation plan.
  • Recommending tools and resources for data collection.
  • Conducting process evaluation throughout the initiative.
  • Generating reports, recommendations, and delivering updates.
  • Provide evaluation coordination support to HCPH CPPW staff.

Population: The target audience for the CPPW initiative consists of underserved, high risk populations who reside in Hamilton County, including African Americans, people of Appalachian decent, and mothers/grandmothers, as well as decision makers and other childhood obesity influencers.