Healthcare

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Pilot Testing the Healthy Hospital Environment Survey

Lead: Amy Eyler and Jeanette Gustat

Overview

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity has developed a Healthy Hospital Environment Survey that is a systematic assessment of the environment as it relates to nutrition and physical activity geared toward hospitals. The purpose of this tool is to identify potential areas for making the hospital a healthier place for staff, patients, and visitors. Pilot testing of this instrument is currently being conducted at several PAPRN sites. CDC’s goal is to have a well-developed and tested tool available to all hospitals along with a method of compiling data for tracking trends and improvements over time.

Results

This study is currently being conducted. Results will be added when available. Check back soon!

 

PAPRN/NOPREN Healthy Hospital In-Depth Interviews

Lead: Jeanette Gustat

Overview

Healthy Hospital In-Depth Interviews is a collaborative project between PAPRN and the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN), which aims to contribute to a growing body of evidence documenting a national trend for assessing the quality of environments that hospitals provide for both employees and visitors. Hospitals have the ability to influence community norms by adopting model policies and practices that promote the health of employees and patrons of their own organizations. A questionnaire has been developed which will be used to administer in-depth interviews with hospital administrators and other key hospital personnel who have been designated in advance by hospital CEOs and/or Human Resources representatives. The questionnaire will assess how existing wellness policies/initiatives encourage physical activity and healthy eating for hospital employees and visitors. In addition to written policies, programs and policies undergoing development and informal initiatives will also be assessed.

Results

This study is currently being conducted. Results will be added when available. Check back soon!