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Table 1 Operationalized Sustainability Construct Measurement Sources in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration by Ecologic Model of Obesity Levels

From: Evaluating sustainability in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration project: the model and process

Ecologic Model of Obesity LevelsSustainability Constructs
 Replicability (intervention complexity, use of existing resources and systems, and adaptability of program activities)Continuation of Benefits (linkages and communication within organizations, continued infrastructure and resources)Institutionalization (ongoing integrated support for projects and diffusion of program activities among organizations, policies and practices)Community Capacity (sense of community, community commitment, problem-solving mechanisms, and resource access)
Micro-level• Program Components ChecklistN/A• Program Components Checklist
• Health Care Clinic Scan
• School and Early Care and Education Center Indices
• In-depth Interviews
• Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
• Geographically Linked, Publicly-available Databases
Meso-level• Program Components Checklist
• Electronic Health Record
N/A• Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
• In-depth Interviews
• Health Care Clinic Scan
• School and Early Care and Education Center Indices
• Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
• In-depth Interviews
Exo-level• Program Components Checklist
• Electronic Health Record
• Community Health Worker Mobile Device Data• In-depth Interviews
• Health Care Clinic Scan
• School and Early Care and Education Center Indices
• Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
• In-depth Interviews
Macro-level• In-depth Interviews• Geographically Linked, Publicly-available Databases• Policy Indicator Checklists
• In-depth Interviews
• School and Early Care and Education Center Indices
• Policy Indicator Checklists
• Geographically Linked, Publicly-available Databases