mother and daugther at storeA mother and daughter shopping for healthy choices is in alignment with the KOA Family goals.

The California Department of Health Care Services and UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement are partnering to develop and test an obesity prevention project, called KOA Family, to reduce the risk and prevalence of obesity and projected health care costs among low-income Californians.

This project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Education (SNAP-ed), in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and CALFire.     

The KOA Family Project consists of three phases:

  1. PHASE 1: Formative Research
    1. California's Obesity Prevention Project Overview
    2. Interventions for Reducing Body Mass Index and Other Weight-Related Incicators: A Review of Systematic Reviews
    3. Program to Reduce Overweight and Obesity Among Low-Income Californians
    4. Video Enthnographies (Linked Below)
  2. PHASE 2: Program development and pilot testing
  3. PHASE 3: Impact evaluation and translation of results

The following are part of the Video Ethnographies that were completed in PHASE 1:

Being The Change

Being The Change | Perspectives on Improving Health and Well-Being: Reflections from Community Leaders

Raising Up the Children

Raising Up the Children | Perspectives on Improving Health and Well-Being: Reflections from Community Members