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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply for the AIM-HI Family Residency Program Childhood Obesity Grant-II (FMRPCOG-II)?
How do I apply?
(17-page PDF. About PDFs)
What is the application deadline?
When will I know if my residency program has been awarded the AIM-HI Family Medicine Residency Program Childhood Obesity Grant-II?
Can my residency program apply again if we applied for the AIM-HI Family Medicine Residency Program Childhood Obesity Grant-I?
What does it mean to target the “entire family?”
- AIM-HI’s Ready, Set, FIT! program for 3rd and 4th graders was created to teach healthy lifestyle messages in a school environment. In order to reach the rest of the family, the learning experience extends from the classroom to the home through fitness-related, take-home assignments that encourage family participation and conversation about fitness choices. During AIM-HI FMRPCOG-I, The University of Maryland used Ready, Set, FIT! to implement their project.
- Northridge Family Medicine Residency, which was awarded the AIM-HI FMRPCOG-I, developed a school-based project that educated the whole family parents through a parent meeting that involved them in the learning process and encouraged them to be supportive of their child’s fitness.
- In a clinical setting, if a child is overweight or obese, it is often not enough to address only the child’s health. AIM-HI encourages examining the entire family’s lifestyle and encouraging simple healthy behavior changes. These could include starting family walks, healthier supper ideas, or less "screen" time. Some of these lifestyle changes were addressed in the AIM-HI FMRPCOG-I project by Indiana University.
What does it mean for the project to be “educationally- focused” and not a “formal research project?”
While the project implementation does require collection of qualitative and/or quantitative data, it is an informal research project given the short-time period.
A typical formal research would require an extensive period with a set of prescribed rules to gather, assess, and evaluate data for errors (e.g. bias or confounding factors). The AIM-HI FMRPCOG-II is designed to create a prevention and health education project.
Are all residents in the residency program required to be involved in the project development and implementation process?
Do we need to target all three components of fitness?
What does a fitness program targeting childhood obesity look like?
Where can I find evidence-based practices and/or health promotion theories and models to guide my project?
- The US Preventive Service Taskforce:
- The Cochrane Collaboration
- Model Practice Database from National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- Resource Center: Effective Practices
- The Task Force on Community Preventive Services: The Community Guide – Obesity Prevention and Control: Interventions in community settings
- Health Promotion Model Manual for increasing physical activity and nutrition
- Health Belief Model
- Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behavior/Integrated Behavior Model
- Transtheoretical Model/Stages of Change
- Social Cognitive Theory
Can my residency program purchase equipment(s) that is necessary for our work in the clinic?
What are examples of project goals and objectives?
A goal is a statement that explains what the program wishes to accomplish. It sets the fundamental, long-range direction. Typically, goals are broad general statements.
Example: Improve control of high blood pressure among our patients.
Objectives break the goal down into smaller parts that provide specific, measurable actions by which the goal can be accomplished.
- By December 30, 2010, increase from baseline to 65% the percentage of hypertension patients at community health centers whose blood pressure is under control.
- By June 28, 2008, implement the use of provider reminders of high blood pressure treatment guidelines in their electronic medical records in 10 community health centers. There are currently 15 community health centers in the state and 2 have already implemented this change.
What is an example of a project activity, output, and outcome(s)?
What interventions are you doing to achieve your stated objectives?
What are the quantitative and/or qualitative data of your project activities?
- What are the desired or expected results of your project?
- What are the benefits of participants during or after involvement in your project?
- Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook: Refer to this PDF for generic physical activity logic model to find examples of a project activity, output, and outcome(s)
- CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Refer to table on page 6
What type of indicators can I measure for my project?
- Objective: To increase the number overweight or obese children (ages 10-18) that engage in the appropriate amount of physical activity by project ending.
- Activities: Provide parents with pedometer to track their children (ages 10-18) their physical activity for 60 minutes per day for 2 weeks. Residents will log physical activity results every two weeks of clinic visits for the next 6 months
- Output: Number of children that used the pedometer.
- Indicators: Heart Rate and Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Data Instruments: EMR, paper medical records etc.
- Outcomes: Number of enrolled children (ages 10-18) with improved heart rate after 6 months of physical activity. Number of children with improved BMI after 6 months of physical activity.
How should I format our budget and narrative page?
|Cost Classification||Line Item Description||Subtotal||Total|
Funds will be used to purchase basic office supplies need to support program activities. Consumable items include paper clips, pens, and folders. $50/month x 12months
Mailing items related to grant ($25 x 12months)
Printing of reports and other project documents ($20 x 12months)
|Medical Supplies||Glucometer supplies
(test strips, alcohol swabs, lancets, etc.)
For blood glucose measurements in adults, nurses will use glucometer machines owned by the clinic but will need supplies in the way of glucose test strips, alcohol swabs, lancets and band aids.
Train residents in group format (3-one hour sessions) and individual tutorials (8-1 hour sessions) in group presentations and patient motivation skills=11 hours. $38 x $75/hour
Data Entry Consultant (TBD)
Student Pre/Post Test ($75/hr x 6 hours)
Parent Pre/Post Tests ($75/hr x $ 6 hours )
|Total Direct Costs||$5488.50|
This project was made possible by MetLife Foundation.