|Jennifer DiNallo||Ph.D.||Lead Research & Evaluation Scientist; Dissemination & Implementation Group Leademail@example.com|
|Christina Diaz||M.B.A.||Research & Evaluation Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erica Rauff||Ph.D.||Research & Evaluation Scientistemail@example.com|
|Julia Bleser||M.S., M.S.P.H||Research & Evaluation Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel F. Perkins||Ph.D.||Director, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State; Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education; and Courtesy Appointment with Human Development and Family Studiesemail@example.com|
About the Developers
The 5210 Healthy Military Children and 5210 Healthy Children campaigns were conceived and developed through collaboration between the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) and the Resource Center for Obesity Prevention within the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness (Clearinghouse) at The Pennsylvania State University.
MC&FP is responsible for programs and policies that support community quality of life for Service Members and their Families worldwide. The Clearinghouse was established to assist professionals working with Military Families by promoting and supporting: (1) the use of research-based decision-making; (2) the selection, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and practices; (3) the evaluation of programs and the identification and creation of measures and metrics; and (4) the continued education of professionals assisting Military Families. Within the Clearinghouse, the Resource Center for Obesity Prevention provides insight and solutions on matters related to health promotion and obesity prevention.
MC&FP approached the Resource Center for Obesity Prevention after identifying a need for evidence-informed strategies that would promote child health and could be disseminated to a variety of Military community members and across a range of Military community settings. The Let’s Go! 5210 program in Maine provided an excellent model of a community-wide initiative to improve child health behaviors; it was from this model that 5210 Healthy Military Children was adapted to a Military setting. Throughout this process, MC&FP offered guidance about the needs of Military communities, and researchers, at the Resource Center for Obesity Prevention, developed materials to meet those needs. In addition, 5210 Healthy Children materials provide the same resources for non-Military settings.