Building and Sustaining Community Capacity to Address Childhood Obesity: A 3-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board

Donna Jean P. Brock, Paul A Estabrooks, Jennie L Hill, Morgan L. Barlow, Ramine C. Alexander, Bryan E. Price, Ruby Marshall, Jamie M. Zoellner

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Guided by a community-based participatory research and systems-based approach, this 3-year mixed-methods case study describes the experiences and capacity development of a Community-Academic Advisory Board (CAB) formed to adapt, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based childhood obesity treatment program in a medically underserved region. The CAB included community, public health, and clinical (n = 9) and academic partners (n = 9). CAB members completed capacity evaluations at 4 points. Partners identified best practices that attributed to the successful execution and continued advancement of project goals. The methodological framework and findings can inform capacity development and sustainability of emergent community-academic collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-79
Number of pages18
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • childhood obesity
  • community capacity
  • community-based participatory research
  • medically underserved area
  • mixed-methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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