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built to evolve

A platform that tracks, quantifies, and discovers answers in a challenging field

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest philanthropic institution focusing exclusively on health, partnered with ChangeLab Solutions (CLS) to conduct a review of technical assistance (TA) response and tracking systems that are in use across the nationwide Childhood Obesity initiative.

We partnered with CLS to imagine how technology could connect efforts with results taking place across the nation, creating a place for audiences to ask questions and get answers. We arrived at a focused, easy-to-use platform that is a hybrid digital experience: both a web app and a TA tracking system. Our strategy was heavily influenced by the Stanford Social Innovation Review's Collective Impact ideology. The new TA platform closes the knowledge gap in this field by combining a solution that is both outcome-focused and collaborative for users.

For the first time, policymakers can understand how the initiative is impacting the nation and their local neighborhoods, how organizations are uniquely contributing, and discover evidence-based strategies for problems they are solving in the field. This TA platform will be a first-of-its-kind solution for empowering the childhood obesity prevention field — providing a framework for uniting and inspiring policymakers for nationwide initiatives to adapt and evolve.


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