Planning for the development of information systems for childhood obesity programs

Many stakeholders at federal, state, and local levels have identified childhood obesity as a major public health problem in the U.S. As one of the most significant threats to our nation's present and future health, building an evidence base of effective solutions for prevention and treatment of obesity, and translating these results into effective practices has created a number of strategic information needs. Several national and state-based organizations have asked Foundation staff for guidance and leadership in addressing their information needs without duplicating other information systems under development. The purpose of this project is to develop a project charter describing the requirements definition for obesity prevention and treatment information systems that would be endorsed by key stakeholder organizations. This project represents Phase 1 of a possible three-phase project. The deliverables for Phase 1 include: a stakeholder needs assessment and strategy document, stakeholder meeting summaries, a project charter that would describe Phases 2 and 3 of the project, a communications plan and products, and an information analysis document.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $398,597.00

Awarded on: 7/29/2005

Time frame: 9/1/2005 - 12/31/2007

Grant Number: 53899


Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

325 Swanton Way
Decatur, 30030-3001


David Atkins Ross
Project Director