As the SEA Change Portland approach continues to develop and evolve, the initial work that was undertaken in understanding the local issue, from the perspective of the Portland community, was written up and recently published on PLOS ONE.
For anyone unfamiliar with PLOS ONE, it is one of the most popular science journals in the world – effectively putting the SEA Change Portland approach on the international stage.
Here’s a copy of the Abstract Introduction:
Application of system thinking to the development, implementation and evaluation of childhood obesity prevention efforts represents the cutting edge of community-based prevention. We report on an approach to developing a system oriented community perspective on the causes of obesity.
This is a very exciting development for SEA Change Portland. To read the full publication, click on the following: A Community Based Systems Diagram of Obesity Causes