Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention

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The Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention Project (BCOP) is a partnership between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), The Ohio State University SNAP-Ed Program, and the Ohio Department of Public Health Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program. The BCOP project provides web-based diagnostic tools to help SNAP-Ed and CHC practitioners successfully implement and sustain community nutrition policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions in rural and urban settings.

The project is focused on four community nutrition PSE areas, including:

BCOP celebrated its statewide launch of www.PSEREADI.org in early 2019. The website features four PSE READI assessment tools, an extensive online resource library of worksheets, toolkits, general resources, and a series of 20 videos featuring community nutrition practitioners from across Ohio working in the four community nutrition PSE intervention areas. Click here to learn more about the history of the BCOP project and development of PSE READI assessments.

Through ongoing evaluation, the project aims to (1) improve the usability, reach, and adoption of the PSE READI assessment tools to guide local community nutrition PSE implementation, (2) develop training materials for with SNAP-Ed and CHC practitioners to improve capacity for PSEs, and (3) disseminate findings to researchers, practitioners, and other key stakeholders focused on increasing implementation of community nutrition PSEs. 

BCOP is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (G-1819-17-0539). This website does not reflect the official views or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information on how to get involved with BCOP please contact: BCOP@case.edu