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Table 2 Functions and membership of HPC:BAEW governance groups

From: Community-based interventions for obesity prevention: lessons learned by Australian policy-makers

  Local project teams/governance structures Project Advisory Group Project Board Expert Reference Group
Functions To bring together the members of the community that will implement the strategies. To ensure the program objectives of the initiatives are being met
To review action plans, budgets, evaluation and communication plans
To ensure linkages both across initiatives and with other Victorian activity that promotes physical activity and healthy eating
To provide feedback and share best practice
Capacity Building: sharing resources & strategies for projects/local participants
Recommendation for sign-off by DH and DPCD of project action plans, evaluation plans, communication strategies etc
Decision-making regarding funding, project direction, reporting
To plan project publications and communications
To provide input into guiding implementation and evaluation of the demonstration projects with a view to shaping the lessons learned from the projects (knowledge transfer and exchange)
Capture and dissemination of project findings
Higher-level problem-solving
Membership Key local stakeholders including PCP and LGA representation Project managers, DH, DPCD, state-wide evaluator DH, DPCD, Project manager representative, PCP representative, ACCHO representative-Executive level group DH, DPCD, DEECD, 2 × university-based experts in community-based obesity prevention-Executive level group
  1. Abbreviations
  2. ACCHO Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation, DEECD Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, DH Department of Health, DPCD Department of Planning & Community Development, LGA Local Government Area, PCP Primary Care Partnership