Exploring Potential Research Contributions to Policy
Researchers use a conceptual framework to analyze Salud America! projects.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Salud America! pilot projects (20) set research priorities to address Latino childhood obesity at society, community, school, family, and individual levels. While project staff were responsible for identifying potential policy contributions of their efforts, few investigators had formal training related to policy.
To engage researchers in the policy process, the projects were plotted to the previously developed Policy Contribution Spectra linking the three interrelated other spectrums—science/evaluation, policy, and public—in order to enable policy contributions.
Policy contributions require multiple strategies at multiple levels with multiple stakeholders simultaneously. The Policy Contribution Spectra makes research more accessible to those stakeholders.
- 1. An Introduction to Salud America!
- 2. Salud America! A National Research Network to Build the Field and Evidence to Prevent Latino Childhood Obesity
- 3. Salud Tiene Sabor
- 4. Growing Healthy Kids
- 5. Afterschool Program Participation, Youth Physical Fitness, and Overweight
- 6. Bridging Research and Policy to Address Childhood Obesity Among Border Hispanics
- 7. Combining Photovoice and Focus Groups
- 8. Latina Voices in Childhood Obesity
- 9. Latino Church Leaders' Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention
- 10. Video Game-Based Exercise, Latino Children's Physical Health, and Academic Achievement
- 11. Latino Families, Primary Care, and Childhood Obesity
- 12. Summer and Follow-Up Interventions to Affect Adiposity with Mothers and Daughters
- 13. Food Purchasing Selection Among Low-Income, Spanish-Speaking Latinos
- 14. Obesity Among Latino Children Within a Migrant Farmworker Community
- 15. Exploring Potential Research Contributions to Policy
- 16. Seeking Environmental and Policy Solutions to Address Latino Childhood Obesity
- 17. Building Strategies and Leadership for Change
- 18. San Antonio as a Face of the Future