DEDIPAC KH PAN-European Toolbox for Development, Evaluation and Implementation

For who?

This toolbox is made for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners who want to develop, monitor and/or evaluate a policy or multicomponent intervention on physical activity, sedentary behaviour or dietary behaviour.

The purpose of the toolbox

The purpose of the DEDIPAC KH Pan-European is the development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and multi-component interventions related to dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

How to use the toolbox

  • Researchers/practitioners/stakeholders1 who want to develop a policy or multicomponent intervention can click on DEVELOPMENT and will be guided through the process of developing or describing a policy or multicomponent intervention.

  • Researchers/practitioners/stakeholders1 who want to evaluate a policy or multicomponent intervention can click on EVALUATION and will be guided through the evaluation process.

  • Researchers/practitioners/stakeholders1 who want to implement (i.e., process evaluation, implementation conditions) policies or multicomponent interventions can click on IMPLEMENTATION and will be guided through the process of implementation.

  • Researchers/practitioners/stakeholders1 who want to read practical examples, can click on NATURAL EXPERIMENTS.

! Attention !

For the purpose of this toolbox, policies2 and multicomponent interventions3 are defined in a broad sense. We look at multicomponent interventions as being developed locally, for example in a school, hospital or workplace. Policies can be implemented at the local, national or international level.

More information about DEDIPAC

=> What is DEDIPAC?

=> A list with keywords can be found here.

  1. Stakeholders can be:
    1. Professionals: health promoters, clinicians, academics, people from different sectors (school sector, health sector, social sector, sport sector)
    2. Experts in: public health, health promotion, nutrition and dietetics, (health) psychology and health economics
    3. Employment: professors, PhD students, postdocs, staff members, directors, and senior researchers
  2. Policy = Public policy is defined as a purposive and consistent course of action to stimulate a healthy diet and physical activity (and/or discourage sedentary behaviour), formulated by a specific political process, and adopted, implemented, and enforced by a public agency such as EU, member states and regional or local governments.
  3. Multi-component interventions are defined as theory-based interventions which use knowledge of the behavioural determinants at different levels (i.e. individual, social and environmental) to improve dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours in individuals. We will particularly focus on multi-component interventions derived from a social-ecological approach (i.e. combining individual and environmental-level components). These multi-component interventions are often not yet policies to improve the target behaviours, in the sense that they are not yet formal actions that are endorsed, enabled or executed by local, regional, national or European governments. However these interventions could become policies in the future if adopted by governmental agencies. They can therefore be regarded as feasibility / pilot interventions to inform future policy making.