Pediatric weight management interventions (PWMIs) have resulted in positive changes among family members and, if widely disseminated, could have an impact on pediatric weight management in rural communities. The purpose of this article is to describe a backward design approach taken to create an online packaged program and implementation blueprint for building healthy families (BHF), an effective PWMI for implementation in rural communities. The backward design process included the identification of end users: Primary (facilitators to be trained through the packaged program and implementation blueprint), secondary (researchers and evaluators), terminal (caregivers and children impacted by PWMI participation), tertiary (community support organizations, funding agency promoting widespread PWMI, and payors), as well as, key outcomes for respective end user groups based on the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework. This process resulted in the BHF Online Training Resources and Program package and implementation blueprint that included a modular approach encompassing the interplay of training modules for program facilitators, knowledge checks to ensure mastery of program components, recruitment resources for school and clinical settings, all program materials, embedded fidelity assessments for quality assurance, and a data portal to track participant success. Next steps include preliminary product testing with potential facilitators and a type 3 effectiveness implementation trial to determine the utility of the BHF Online Training Resources and Program package with and without participation in a learning collaborative to support implementation and sustainability.
- implementation science
- packaged program
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Nutrition and Dietetics