Advancing Uptake of Evidence & Community Engagement for Healthy Child Weight

Offered by our Community Engagement Program, this pilot opportunity provides one-year funding for investigators and community partners who are conducting research that advances the uptake of evidence-based practices and policies related to healthy child weight through dissemination and implementation science, while increasing academic-community collaboration by supporting teams of investigators and community practitioners or policymakers that can be sustained beyond the grant period.

While this pilot opportunity welcomes a broad range of proposals, four areas of particular interest are:

  • Research projects aimed at advancing uptake of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions in clinical and community settings;
  • Research projects aimed at accelerating evidence-based policies for obesity prevention and treatment;
  • Research projects aimed at reducing disparities and achieving equity through evidence translation; and
  • Research projects aimed at considering resource utilization, cost, and cost-effectiveness as it relates to intervention implementation and dissemination

Applicant teams were required to include at least one researcher and one community partner at the time of submission to demonstrate strong commitment for collaboration.

Sponsoring Program

Community Engagement


Caroline Dunn, PhD, Erica Kenney, ScD | City Healthy Agency Approaches to Implementing Evidence-based Health Promotion Policies in Early Childhood Settings: Strategies in Diverse Neighboring cities
Eric Rimm, ScD | Promoting Redemption and Retention Within the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)