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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 15, Issue 11 (November 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Despite the growing health and economic burden associated with obesity, preventive policy progress [...] Read more. Despite the growing health and economic burden associated with obesity, preventive policy progress has been deficient globally. This study investigated the policy process involved in the adoption of the Achievement Program, a settings-based health promotion intervention that was a key pillar of the Healthy Together Victoria obesity prevention initiative. The qualitative study utilised multiple theories of the policy process, as well as Causal Loop Diagramming (CLD) methods, to understand the policy systems underlying the decision to adopt the Achievement Program. Factors that impacted this obesity prevention policy adoption included problem prioritisation at Federal and state government levels, political risks regarding policy action and inaction, and framing used by policy advocates. CLD methods helped to conceptualise potential leverage points and effective ways to influence obesity prevention policy in future. View this paper