Start Date: August 2017

ID #: CAS044

Organization: North Carolina State University

Project Lead: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD, MHA

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This project will examine the barriers and facilitators to delivering SNAP-Ed programming in rural communities with a focus on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. The goals of this project are: 1) to identify the types of SNAP-Ed programming currently being implemented in rural communities, with a focus on PSE changes; 2) to identify barriers to implementing SNAP-Ed programming, including both PSE and more traditional direct-nutrition education programming in rural communities; 3) to identify strategies that SNAP-Ed implementing agencies have employed in rural communities to overcome PSE and traditional programming barriers; and 4) to develop a list of best practices for implementing PSE and direct nutrition-education SNAP-Ed programming in rural communities. Telephone-administered semi-structured interviews will be conducted with the person most knowledgeable about the implementation of SNAP-Ed in each of the 25 SNAP-Ed implementing agencies working in rural communities.

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