Communities Putting Prevention to Work–Evaluation

General Information
Program/Project Name: Communities Putting Prevention to Work–Evaluation

Funding Category: Serving the Most Vulnerable

Why Apply for this Grant?

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) and its evaluation partners are poised to enhance evaluation efforts by augmenting the measurement of body mass index among children, adding measurements of physical activity and food intake among children and adults, and broadening assessments of food environments in corners stores and in schools. This plan achieves synergy across different evaluation components and takes advantage of cross-sectoral collaboration between government, public education, community, and academia.

Grant award amount: $1,747,143

Quarterly Activities: This past quarter, Philadelphia’s CPPW enhanced evaluation team was able to make great progress in collecting baseline data in multiple evaluation environments, including: 1) corner store intercept surveys, 2) corner store environmental assessments, and 3) school BMI data. Efforts have begun to collect data for school environmental assessments as well. Data cleaning and preliminary analyses were also begun for school BMI data.

Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:

Q8: 2.38

Q9: 9.38

Q10: 5.89

*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.

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