Results Matter: Childhood Obesity Prevention Program
This edition of Results Matter highlights findings from the evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (COPP). In 2013, the Foundation launched the COPP to support community-based coalitions addressing the conditions that affect children’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle in Georgia. Four COPP grantees pursued various strategies to increase access to opportunities for physical activity and were instrumental in guiding communities to implement local policies that support a healthier lifestyle.
Recommended Citation: Recommended Citation: Results Matter: Childhood Obesity Prevention Program, Reflections by Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Lisa Medellin, MSW, Senior Program Officer, and Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, November 2017, Publication #102
Results Matter: Direct Services Grants Program Evaluation
This edition highlights findings from the evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess if the Foundation’s new approach helped attract a higher caliber of applicant that provided effective healthcare services and programs within the Foundation’s priority areas. The evaluation also examined whether or not this new approach funded more effective, higher performing organizations that contributed to the Foundation’s outcomes of interest. Information gained from the evaluation will be used to improve upon the Direct Services Grant Program and inform the Foundation’s decisions about the program’s future direction.
Recommended Citation: Results Matter: Findings From an Evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program, Highland Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, February 2016, Publication #96.
This edition of Results Matter reports findings of a focused evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Capacity Building Project (CPB). Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) to strengthen health nonprofits in Georgia through organizational assessments, technical assistance consulting, training workshops/peer learning, and coaching. During a nine-year period, 53 nonprofit health organizations have been served. Approximately half of these organizations are past or current Foundation grantees, though the program was made available to nonprofit health organizations regardless of grantee status.
Recommended Citation: Results Matter: Capacity Building Project, Community Evaluation Solutions, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, March 2014, Publication #82, 2014
One-third of Georgia’s children are overweight or at risk for childhood obesity. These children and youth face health consequences, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In 2006, Healthcare Georgia Foundation awarded grants to five nonprofit organizations in Georgia to develop innovative, cross-site, multi-year programs designed to raise the level of physical activity and increase the consumption of healthy foods among Georgia’s school children. The Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition program, or CPAN, aimed to engage members of the community to seek effective, sustainable solutions that benefit Georgia’s children.
This, the inaugural issue of Results Matter, features on highlights from the CPAN Program, successes and lessons learned, and reflections from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
Recommended Citation: “Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (CPAN) Shows Promising Outcomes,” Rebecca Mullis, PhD, Principal Investigator, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Dr. Marsha Davis, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Health Promotion, Jim Bason, PhD, Data Management Coordinator, The University of Georgia Survey Research Center, Reflections by Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Lisa Medellin, MSW, Program Officer, and Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #54, September 2011.