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Secondary level child weight management services

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Grant:
  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 May, 2017
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Professor Louise Baur

Several local health districts are about to implement a new service to deliver integrated weight management services for children and adolescents. This project will help to generate an evidence base for weight management models of care in participating local health districts, as they are established.

The study proposes to answer a range of questions about the different models of care including: what influences their acceptability, reach, participation rates and retention rates; how effective they are on weight management; what impact they have on eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviours; their costs and more.

The project will improve the design and delivery of local services for children and their families, in particular by enhancing the accessibility, acceptability, reach and impact of services for children and families from diverse regions of NSW.

Collaborators: NSW Ministry of Health, Hunter New England Local Health District