Call for Evaluation Network on effectiveness of policies for lifestyle interventions

ERA-HDHL,launched the joint funding action ““Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions – Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)“. 

The aim of the call is to establish a transnational, multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with standardized protocols across Europe. The Policy Evaluation Network should make use of the achievements of the previous JPI HDHL Joint Action “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub” (DEDIPAC KH) and combine them with other existing tools and frameworks to develop a consistent and sustainable approach for the evaluation and benchmarking of existing policies. The focus should be put on the comprehensive application of this new approach for policy evaluation. The policies to be evaluated should include those that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior directly. Moreover, policies from the field of transportation, agriculture or environment/sustainability that have an indirect effect on the aforementioned health behaviors could be included. However, policies addressing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are excluded from this call. The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Norway agreed to fund the “Policy Evaluation Network”.

Interested researchers or research groups from academia and other research institutes from the participating countries can submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) letter to join the network until March 31th, 2017.

For more information on this call, please see the JPI HDHL website 

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