The Center's work around nutrition and physical activity has ranged from investigations of new interventions to evaluations of ongoing programs to ensure continuous quality improvement. Examples of current and recent projects are below:
Chronic Disease Partnership (1305) Evaluation
The purpose of the Chronic Disease Partnership is to support implementation of cross-cutting strategies to prevent and control chronic diseases and promote health. It does so through four chronic disease prevention programs – diabetes; heart disease and stroke; nutrition, physical activity and obesity; and school health. TCER staff, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health evaluation staff, are conducting a blended evaluation and providing capacity building services to chronic disease staff at IDPH throughout the duration of this five-year grant. Annual evaluation reports inform program stakeholders and improve service delivery.