Building the Field
The following is a partial list of publications that describe our efforts and document the impact they are having on community health.
- Baxter, RJ. “Making better use of the policies and funding we already have.” Prev Chronic Disease. Sep 2010
- Cheadle A, Schwartz PM, Rauzon S, Bourcier E, Senter S, Spring R, “Using the Concept of Population Dose in Planning and Evaluating Community-level Obesity Prevention Initiatives” Am J of Evaluation 2012
- Cheadle A, Schwartz PM, Rauzon S, Beery WL, Gee S, Solomon L. The Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative: Overview and Evaluation Design. Am J Public Health 2010 100: 2111-2113.
- Cheadle A, Samuels S, Rauzon S, Yoshida SC, Schwartz PM, Boyle M, Beery WL, Craypo L, Solomon L. Approaches to Measuring the Extent and Impact of Environmental Change in Three California Community-Level Obesity Prevention Initiatives Am J Public Health 2010 100: 2129-2136.
- Cheadle A, Schwartz PM, Edmiston J, Johnson S, Davis L. Engaging Youth in Learning About Healthy Eating and Active Living: Evaluation Results from Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Programs. J Nut Educ and Behavior.
- Cheadle et al., “A qualitative exploration of alternative strategies for building community health partnerships: collaboration--versus issue-oriented approaches.” Journal of Urban Health. Oct 2005.
- Cromp D, Cheadle A, Solomon L, Maring P, Wong E. Kaiser Permanente's farmers market program: Description, impact, and lessons learned. Forthcoming in Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (2011-0321).
- Cohen et al., “Discretionary calorie intake a priority for obesity prevention: results of rapid participatory approaches in low-income US communities.” American Journal of Public Health Jan 2010.
- Dietz, et al., “Health Plans’ Role In Preventing Overweight In Children And Adolescents,” Health Affairs. Mar/Apr 2007.
- King et al., “Reaiming RE-REAIM: Using the Model to Plan, Implement, and Evaluate the Effects of Environmental Change Approaches to Enhancing Population Health.” American Journal of Public Health. Oct 2010.
- Koplan et al., “Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?” Institute of Medicine. 2007.
- Koplan et al., “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance.” Institute of Medicine. 2005.
- Kramer L, Schwartz P, Cheadle A, Borton JE, Wright M, Chase C, Lindley C. Promoting policy and environmental change using Photovoice in the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative. Health Promot Pract 2010; 11(3): 332-339
- Ross, RK, Baxter, RJ, et al, “Community Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity in California.” American Journal of Public Health. Vol 20: 11, November 2010.
Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making--
Released in April 2010, this report from the Institute of Medicine addresses what is often perceived to be a dearth of actionable, evidence-based recommendations for what policymakers, community leaders and others can do to stem the rising tide of obesity rates. The report was commissioned by Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and it gives decision-makers valuable guidance on how to use the best available evidence around obesity prevention strategies.