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Table 2 Coordinated and Complementary Roles of Research Staff, Consultants and Advisory Board Members for the Taking Action Together Project

From: Taking Action Together: A YMCA-based protocol to prevent Type-2 Diabetes in high-BMI inner-city African American children

EXPERTISE UCB
Researchers
Collaborators & Consultants1 Board
members2
INTERVENTION    
Adult education  
Cultural relevance  
Curriculum  
Family involvement  
Medical management   
Nutrition  
Physical education
Process evaluation   
Self-esteem
Study management   
EVALUATION    
Anthropometry
Biochemical
Diet  
Family demographics & characteristics  
Physical activity & fitness
Self-esteem & behavior
Statistics & data analysis   
DISSEMINATION    
Behavioral scientists   
Cooperative Extension   
Medical community
Research scientists
YMCA and other after-school/community venues   
  1. 1Academic collaborators and consultants included researchers at University of California (UC) Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Riverside, Brock University in Toronto, and UC Cooperative Extension.
  2. 2Advisory board members included representation from diverse programs including the Food Stamp and Nutrition Education Program (youth and adult programs), Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 5-a-Day Power Play, Sports Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK), California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CanFIT), and the YMCA of the East Bay. Other collaborating institutions and organizations with a long history of involvement in the inner-city Oakland community included Children's Hospital and Research Institute Oakland, the California Department of Health Services and UC county-based Cooperative Extension.