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Reference: Allender, S, Nichols, M, Foulkes, C et al., (2011). The development of a network for community-based obesity prevention: the CO-OPS Collaboration. BMC public health, 11 (1), 132.Citable link to this page:

 

The development of a network for community-based obesity prevention: the CO-OPS Collaboration.

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Community-based interventions are a promising approach and an important component of a comprehensive response to obesity. In this paper we describe the Collaboration of COmmunity-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS Collaboration) in Australia as an example of a collaborative network to enhance the quality and quantity of obesity prevention action at the community level. The core aims of the CO-OPS Collaboration are to: identify and analyse the lessons learned from a range of community-based initiatives aimed at tackling obesity, and; to identify the elements that make community-based obesity prevention initiatives successful and share the knowledge gained with other communities. METHODS: Key activities of the collaboration to date have included the development of a set of Best Practice Principles and knowledge translation and exchange activities to promote the application (or use) of evidence, evaluation and analysis in practice. RESULTS: The establishment of the CO-OPS Collaboration is a significant step toward strengthening action in this area, by bringing together research, practice and policy expertise to promote best practice, high quality evaluation and knowledge translation and exchange. Future development of the network should include facilitation of further evidence generation and translation drawing from process, impact and outcome evaluation of existing community-based interventions. CONCLUSIONS: The lessons presented in this paper may help other networks like CO-OPS as they emerge around the globe. It is important that networks integrate with each other and share the experience of creating these networks.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Publisher's versionNotes:© 2011 Allender et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.

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Journal: BMC public healthsee more from them

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Issue Date: 2011-1

Article Number:ARTN 132

pages:132Identifiers

Urn: uuid:29217349-3e6f-43b3-9481-554cebf3dda5

Source identifier: 195726

Eissn: 1471-2458

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-132

Issn: 1471-2458 Item Description

Type: Journal article;

Language: eng

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Humans Obesity Community Networks Program Development Australia Evidence-Based Practice Tiny URL: pubs:195726

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Author: Allender, S - institutionUniversity of Oxford Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health - - - Nich

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