Tracking state initiatives on child and adolescent nutrition, physical activity, and obesity

With growing efforts across the nation to develop policies and programs to address the childhood obesity epidemic, there is a need for consistent tracking of state-level policies and initiatives. There were no mechanisms in place for such tracking until 2004, when the Foundation solicited a proposal from the Health Policy Tracking Service (HPTS) at NETSCAN iPublishing to identify, monitor, analyze, and report state legislative, policy, and program initiatives concerning child and adolescent nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. Through this follow-up project, HPTS will expand and maintain a comprehensive locus for these activities. Project deliverables include the development of a database covering 20 major topic areas related to childhood obesity; quarterly reports and updates to the Foundation, its grantees, and many leading public health organizations; assistance to support the development of Foundation staff syntheses; access to copies of legislation; and comprehensive reports at the three-month and nine-month marks that summarize legislation proposed, introduced, and enacted. This project will be considered successful if it continues to identify, analyze, and report comprehensive legislative and policy information that can assist state legislators and officials, major obesity control funders, researchers, community leaders/advocates, and Foundation grantees and partners in monitoring important policy developments across the states.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $125,000.00

Awarded on: 3/17/2005

Time frame: 3/15/2005 - 3/14/2007

Grant Number: 52154


Thomson Legal & Regulatory Inc.

803 West Broad Street, Fourth Floor
Falls Church, 22046-3138


Melissa D. Berry
Project Director