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dc.contributor.authorByker Shanks, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorHarden, Samantha M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T17:05:20Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T17:05:20Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationShanks, Carmen Byker, and Samantha Harden. "A Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance Evaluation of Weekend Backpack Food Assistance Programs." American Journal of Health Promotion 30, no. 7 (September 2016): 511-520. DOI: 10.4278/ajhp.140116-QUAL-28.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2168-6602
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14490
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate an ongoing statewide weekend backpack program through the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework. DESIGN: Mixed-methods inquiry was used to explore the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of backpack programs within Montana. SETTING: Study participants completed audio-recorded one-on-one phone interviews. PARTICIPANTS: Key informants (e.g., managers at food banks, staff at participating schools, policy makers) were purposively sampled (N = 20). METHOD: Semistructured interviews were conducted to gather data to describe each RE-AIM dimension. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and deductively (i.e., using RE-AIM as themes) coded for meaning units, placed into higher-order categories, and summarized in narrative. Supporting quantitative data (e.g., the proportion of eligible students that joined the program, rate of school-level adoption) were calculated using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Backpack programs with a broad reach and evidenced effect may be appealing to adopt. Weekend food bags cost an average $3.87 (SD ± .94) and there were some positive (i.e., ease, protecting participants\' privacy) and very few negative (logistical) components of implementation. Collaborators and community partners are necessary for long-term sustainability. CONCLUSION: Backpack programs are widespread and have potential to relieve weekend hunger; however, more efforts need to be made to end childhood hunger.en_US
dc.titleA Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance Evaluation of Weekend Backpack Food Assistance Programsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage511en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage520en_US
mus.citation.issue7en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleAmerican Journal of Health Promotionen_US
mus.citation.volume30en_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.4278/ajhp.140116-QUAL-28en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Education, Health & Human Developmenten_US
mus.relation.departmentHealth & Human Development.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage7en_US
mus.contributor.orcidByker Shanks, Carmen|0000-0002-9030-9938en_US


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