The Health Advancement Research Team (HART) members critically evaluated
the North-East Lincolnshire Obesity Prevention Strategy, the first such
evaluation in the UK. The research led directly to measureable
improvements: specific new training programmes and resource allocations;
partnership development and co-ordination; health-worker behaviour change;
increases in employment amongst obesity prevention healthcare staff; a new
communications strategy; and an increase in healthy eating opportunities.
The Care Trust considers that the research has had a beneficial impact on
obesity levels in North-East Lincolnshire. The research team/Care Trust
partnership has strengthened and is continuing, and the results are
replicable nationally and internationally.