Monday, June 8, 2020

Focus Group Opportunity

The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is conducting a focus group project to see how effective certain messages and statements are for generating interest in implementing strategies to promote healthy weight among state and local education and health departments and early care and education programs.

Details about the focus groups include:

Host: Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project
Timeline: Late June - Mid-July (This is an estimated timeline. Focus groups could be postponed as a result of limited availability related to COVID-19.)
Length: 90 minutes
Format: Virtual (Zoom video or phone call)
Size: 7-12 participants per group

Following participation, the CHOICES team would plan on sharing a summary of key findings with participants. This information might help inform work in the areas of child health and obesity prevention. Focus group participants could include:
  • State and local health agency staff and leadership, particularly those working in health promotion, chronic disease prevention, and/or diabetes prevention
  • State and local health agency program staff and leadership working in the area of child health or education
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) staff and leadership
  • Child Care Program licensing or quality improvement program (QRIS) staff and leadership
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this short form by June 14th. You will be contacted about potential participation, next steps, or a change in timeline the week of June 22. If you have any questions in the interim, please feel free to contact Molly Knox, CHOICES Communications Associate at mknox@hsph.harvard.edu

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