Purpose:The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the quality and effectiveness of the HWC. This one-year information collection will supplement the analysis of existing quantitative HWC administrative and team data by collecting primary data using individual and group interviews with two groups of stakeholders: (a) NICHQ project leadership, staff, and faculty; and (b) community team members at 11 selected sites (four Phase 1 teams and seven Phase 2 teams). Data from these interviews will be used to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the HWC. NICHQ leadership, staff, and faculty interview topics include: the design and implementation of the HWC project; the content and quality of the HWC learning sessions, coaching assistance, and other action period activities; the community teams' experiences implementing theHWC change package and quality improvement indicators; and stakeholders' perceptions of the quality and effectiveness of the HWC in accelerating community efforts to address childhood obesity. Community team interviews will be conducted with the team coordinator, the quality improvement data manager, and other team members, including primary care providers, public health officials, school administrators, and other community volunteers. Separate interview protocols will be developed for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 community teams. Phase 1 protocols will examine community team strategies, activities, and approaches that have been sustained and spread after the end of Phase 1. Phase 2 protocols will examine: (1) Team goals, objectives, and program elements; (2) team implementation of the HWC change package; (3) team engagement in HWC activities; and (4) team linkages and organizational and policy changes resulting from the team's participation in the HWC.
The annual estimate of burden is as follows:
Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email toOIRA_submission@omb.eop.govor by fax to 202-395-5806. Please direct all correspondence to the "attention of the desk officer for HRSA."