Recommendation ID
What is the most effective way to monitor and evaluate community-wide approaches to obesity to ensure:
1) evidence of effectiveness is gathered across the breadth of the local system and 2) data are produced to help local communities adapt and improve their approach?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
An action research approach should be considered (see Action research: a systematic review and guidance for assessment at the Health Technology Assessment website). Researchers may also wish to refer to Medical Research Council guidance on developing and evaluating complex interventions and using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Obesity: working with local communities
Date issued
November 2012

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 13/12/2012