to the Practitioner Training Package you are receiving as part of the CREATE Study
(Ethics approved by Metro North Project ID: HREC/2023/MNHA/92364).
We have worked with health promotion practitioners from across Australia to develop a series of videos and activities aimed at upskilling practitioners to support retailers to implement changes to their food offerings. We have found that supporting practitioners to take a ‘systems lens’ approach to implementation benefits the way they approach implementation planning, and assists in understanding retailer perspectives – and seeing the “bigger picture” overall.
Deakin University has specially designed this training package to support the implementation of ‘A Better Choice’ in Queensland healthcare facilities. This training is designed to be used alongside the Healthy Retail Toolkit which has been provided to the retailers taking part in this study.
In this training, you will be introduced to the concepts of ‘systems thinking’ and how it can be used when thinking about implementation in your own context. Short videos from systems and food retail experts are accompanied by activities that support the direct application of learnings.
This package starts with an introductory video and resource section, followed by four training Modules. Please work through these in order.
This training should take about 2-3 hours to complete.
Please do not share this website or the Toolkit with others until the conclusion of this study.
Resources - About 'A Better Choice' strategy
Module 1 - Introduction to Systems Thinking
Module 2 - What does systems thinking applied to healthy food retail look like?
Module 3 - Integrating existing health promotion concepts with systems thinking
Module 4 - Additional resources for systems thinking
In this five-minute video, healthy food retail implementation expert Dr Miranda Blake will introduce you to the practitioner training package and explain what you are set to learn:
The following resources will support your understanding and implementation of the 'A Better Choice' strategy. They can be read before beginning the training Modules, and referred back to:
- The Healthy Retail Toolkit is a resource designed for and by retailers, to support the implementation of A Better Choice Strategy. The Toolkit will be shared with your retailers taking part in the study. Please do not share the Toolkit with retailers not currently taking part. All retailers will have access to the Toolkit at the completion of the study.
- More information on A Better Choice for Healthcare is available via the Health and Wellbeing Queensland A Better Choice website.
- FoodChecker by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service can be used to assess menus, vending machines, recipes and products.
- Additional implementation resources can be found in the Nourish Network Resources Directory.
MODULE 1 will introduce you to systems thinking, basic skills, and to get you thinking on how it could be applied in your context. We will also show you where to find further resources on systems thinking:
MODULE 2 will show you how to apply systems thinking concepts to support implementation of A Better Choice:
MODULE 3 will walk you through how to integrate systems thinking into logic models, and creating an implementation plan:
resources for this stream
Co-creation, co-design, co-production for public health – a perspective on definition and distinctions
Identifying and implementing the most feasible strategy to improve the health of food retail
Healthy food retail strategy outcome evaluation
Monitoring, accountability, and feedback
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