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Health Promotion Project: Part 2
The “Childhood Obesity Intervention program” will be a private/public partnership with a mission of reducing and preventing childhood obesity by creating environments that are healthy for all families and children through education, advocacy, environmental change and policy development. The purpose of the project will be to create, mobilize and support partnerships among different stakeholders, provide vision and leadership and coordinate region wide efforts in preventing and reducing childhood obesity. The paper will apply program logic and present a detailed plan that will cover the planning stage, key stakeholders, the implementation stage, evaluation plan and how the project will be sustained.
There are different factors that are needed in the planning stage for the project. First, different stakeholders will be needed and will be engaged such as institutions, agencies, neighbourhoods, organizations and individuals to work together in combating childhood obesity issue (Green, Kreuter & Green, 2005). The project will leverage existing resources and inspire new partners to join the cause.
Another requirement needed will be infrastructures for engagement of the volunteer leaders in every stakeholders domain, engagement of the partners that will be existing and the new ones, workgroup meetings and other meetings where the leaders will share their work and also identify opportunities for cross collaboration (Issel, 2009).
Another important requirement will be funds for budgeting. The importance of developing a realistic budget for the health program will allow the health educators to get to know in advance whether the project will have enough money for performing the things that are needed to be done or those that the health educator wishes to do. Developing a realistic budget for this health program will also be important since it will allow the health educators to come up a plan for spending the money, and also ensure that enough money will be available for the needed things and for the most important things (Atkins, 2003).
Key stakeholders and partners
A stakeholder is a person who has interest in a particular project and benefits from it (Dignan & Carr, 1987). The stakeholders whom will be involved in this project include the healthcare, government, early childhood, schools and after schools, media, community and businesses. These stakeholders are important to the program in several ways. This initiative planners and all partners will have collaborative series of workshops and meetings with an aim of bringing together non-traditional and traditional partners to collaborate and build healthier communities. For instance, growing project promoters will plan workshops with transportation/land use planning professionals and public health to explore ways of integrating public health in the community designs other meetings will be done with legislators to support healthy food retail and community gardens (Shortell & Richardson, 1978).
Government as a stakeholder in the childhood obesity initiative will be important because they will conduct the following activities in supporting the proposed strategies
- Provide technical, support and resources assistance to other stakeholders
- Provide the much needed stewardship in addressing and preventing childhood obesity across different government jurisdictions, departments and partners through collaboration (Kane, 1993)
These stakeholders will:
- Engage the health providers to advocate and support for health environmental policy and systems change
- Provide technical, support and resources to other healthcare stakeholders and providers
- Provide a forum where stakeholders in the healthcare can leverage and share resources (Green, Kreuter, & Green, 2005).
- Providers for schools and after schools
These stakeholders will provide a continuous support to different schools wellness leads, other partners. The school district representatives will act as liaisons between the other stakeholders and the schools. Moreover, they will provide resources to other stakeholders such as nutrition education, wellness policy trainings, and policy monitoring and communication assistance in addition to funding opportunities.
- Early childhood community
These stakeholders will engage in activities and programs that that incorporates education for children, staff, and parents on making choices on health foods as.............
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