SIG e-&mHealth & Implementation and Scalability. From tiny trials to at-scale implementation of e-&mHealth technology: steps taken, lessons learned, behaviors changed

Recording of the Webinar

SIG e-&mHealth & Implementation and Scalability

Title:

From tiny trials to at-scale implementation of e-&mHealth technology: steps taken, lessons learned, behaviors changed

When

April 19, 2021, 00:00 GMT

Who:

Speakers:

Corneel Vandelanotte, Research Professor, CQUniversity,

Alison Brown, Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD Candidate at the University of Newcastle (School of Medicine and Public Health) and Hunter New England Population Health

Moderators:

Dr. Mavra Ahmed, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Dr. Taren M Swindle, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

SIG Chair

Andre Matthias Muller, National University of Singapore,

Abstract

Multiple factors combine to support a compelling case for interventions that target obesity-promoting behaviours (poor diet, low physical activity and high sedentary behaviour). Digital technologies are being harnessed to support public-health interventions worldwide and have gained momentum even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely webinar showcases the scale-up and implementation of novel technological interventions to target multiple factors (e.g., physical activity/nutrition) as implications of behaviour change to subsequently impact the risk of chronic diseases. Introducing this session, Andre Müller, PhD, will present the concept behind scale-up, using an example of the population-level intervention, the National Steps Challenge. Our two speakers include Corneel Vandalenotte, Research Professor, who will speak to the scale-up of the e-&mHealth intervention of the 10,000 Steps program to increase physical activity at the community level and, Alison Brown, PhD(c), who will present on scalable interventions to improve the nutritional quality of foods in children’s lunchboxes.