Determining the role that evidence-based e-Health can play in reducing the incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity

Almost 90 percent of U.S. teens ages 12-17 use the Internet, and 51 percent of teenage Internet users say they go online on a daily basis; however, there is limited research on or consensus about how e-Health can be leveraged to contribute to the prevention of childhood obesity. The purpose of this project is to determine the role that evidence-based e-Health can play in reducing the incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity for at-risk children and families, especially those from low socioeconomic status and culturally diverse neighborhoods and communities. Project deliverables include an up-to-date literature review on e-Health and childhood obesity prevention, a set of future recommendations and action steps from an expert advisory panel, and a final report documenting and summarizing the process and final outcomes of the project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $199,988.00

Awarded on: 10/4/2005

Time frame: 11/1/2005 - 12/31/2007

Grant Number: 53734

Grantee

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street
Boston, MA, 02115-6110

617-732-5500
Website

David K. Ahern
Project Director

617-525-6167
Email