Facilitators and barriers experienced by federal cross-sector partners during the implementation of a healthy eating campaign

Authors: Fernandez, Melissa AnneDesroches, Sophie; Marquis, Marie; Turcotte, MylèneProvencher, Véronique
Abstract: To identify facilitators and barriers that Health Canada’s (HC) cross-sector partners experienced while implementing the Eat Well Campaign: Food Skills (EWC; 2013–2014) and describe how these experiences might differ according to distinct partner types. A qualitative study using hour-long semi-structured telephone interviews conducted with HC partners that were transcribed verbatim. Facilitators and barriers were identified inductively and analysed according partner types. Implementation of a national mass-media health education campaign. Twenty-one of HC’s cross-sector partners (food retailers, media and health organizations) engaged in the EWC. Facilitators and barriers were grouped into seven major themes: operational elements, intervention factors, resources, collaborator traits, developer traits, partnership factors and target population factors. Four of these themes had dual roles as both facilitators and barriers (intervention factors, resources, collaborator traits and developer traits). Sub-themes identified as both facilitators and barriers illustrate the extent to which a facilitator can easily become a barrier. Partnership factors were unique facilitators, while operational and target population factors were unique barriers. Time was a barrier that was common to almost all partners regardless of partnership type. There appeared to be a greater degree of uniformity among facilitators, whereas barriers were more diverse and unique to the realities of specific types of partner. Collaborative planning will help public health organizations anticipate barriers unique to the realities of specific types of organizations. It will also prevent facilitators from becoming barriers. Advanced planning will help organizations manage time constraints and integrate activities, facilitating implementation.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 21 June 2017
Open Access Date: 27 September 2017
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15501
This document was published in: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 20 (13), 2318-2328 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017001264
Cambridge University Press
Alternative version: 10.1017/S1368980017001264
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Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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