Measurement, follow-up, data management: An important part of the project Ending Childhood Obesity is to determine what is to be measured and which common terms that should be used. It is also important to find out where interesting data for analysis might be gathered.
Common rails for measurement and data management
What the project aims to do could be described as building a common rail, which also facilitates new digital working methods and data exchange. The rails are needed both to assess the current situation and to evaluate the activities that will be implemented in the future.
Inventory of terms and indicators
A first step has been to find out which terms and measurement indicators that are currently used when working with prevention of childhood obesity. Therefore, an extensive inventory has been carried out in municipalities and county councils, as well as at national and international level. Another important area is to find out where it is possible to obtain different types of data, which can be linked to the prevention of childhood obesity. The focus has been to not get caught up in a traditional way of thinking, but also to invite new actors and stakeholders. Using data from many different sources can provide a more sufficient overall picture.
The project also investigates how to – in a way that ensures the individual’s integrity and data security – be able to take advantage of new technology when storing, sharing and using data. An important area will be to get a clear picture of what is legally suitable, for example how the regions can legally share data between them.