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Research Tools for Interventions

Center TRT

The Center TRT’s mission is to enhance the public health impact of state and community obesity prevention efforts by providing the training and evidence public health practitioners need to improve health behaviors, environments, and policies in ways that are equitable, efficient, and sustained over time.

The Center TRT translation efforts focus on providing practitioners with the best available evidence and approaches related to the prevention and control of obesity. The Center TRT website features an interventions section with resources designed to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-supported nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention interventions.

Snap-Ed Toolkit

The SNAP-Ed Toolkit helps SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies across the country find evidence-based interventions and explore the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework in order to strengthen impact towards the goal of helping SNAP-eligible households make healthy eating and physical activity choices on a limited budget.


The mission of Research4NC is to provide North Carolina clinicians and practitioners with a “one-stop shop” for resources that have been developed by UNC System research teams to promote health. Although Research4NC is based at HPDP, the resources featured on its website have been developed by research teams working in Centers and Institutes across the UNC System.


Evidence-Based Interventions Developed at HPDP

This is a brief list of some of the most popular evidence-based interventions developed by HPDP researchers. At these links you can find enrollment information, toolkits, or intervention materials.


Go NAPSACC provides easy-to-use online tools that child care providers can use to build healthy eating and physical activity habits in children.

Med-South Lifestyle Program

The Med-South Lifestyle Program helps participants improve what they eat and become more physically active, which can reduce the risk for heart disease, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. The eating plan is similar to a Mediterranean diet, but includes foods that are often eaten in the southeastern United States.

CHANGE Dissemination Toolkit

The Carolina Heart Alliance Networking for Greater Equity (CHANGE) Lifestyle Program is a research-tested program delivered by community health workers (CHWs) and designed to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease among adults in rural and medically underserved communities. The dissemination toolkit provides the information organizations need to implement and deliver the CHANGE Lifestyle Program.

Weight Wise

The Weight-Wise Pilot Study tested the effectiveness of weight control intervention strategies designed for low income, midlife women. The behavioral intervention included a 16-week weight loss phase of weekly group sessions and a 12-month weight maintenance phase of individual, group, and phone contacts. The leader guides for the Weight Wise study are available online.