Evaluating the childhood obesity components of West Virginia's House Bill 2816

In 2005, the West Virginia legislature passed House Bill 2816 to address childhood obesity, especially within school settings. This project will continue support of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency team from West Virginia to assess the impact of this Bill and translate evaluation findings to inform future public health policy on childhood obesity in West Virginia and in other states considering similar legislation. Project methods include school-based BMI collection, in-depth surveys of primary HB2816 stakeholders, and development and maintenance of a relational database that includes all relevant project variables. Primary project deliverables are stakeholder focused; they are: (1) annual reports summarizing qualitative and quantitative evaluation data to inform future policy and practice of childhood obesity prevention in West Virginia; (2) a document of policy and practice recommendations for other states engaged in similar initiatives; (3) increased research, policy and practice linkages to address childhood obesity; and (4) enhanced success in obtaining additional external funding to address childhood obesity and its related risks.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,499,997.00

Awarded on: 8/6/2007

Time frame: 8/15/2007 - 11/30/2009

Grant Number: 62079


West Virginia University Research Corporation

886 Chestnut Ridge Road
P. O. Box 6216
Morgantown, 26506-6216


William A. Neal
Project Director