What is the Scorecard?
A A simple tool to assist civil society organisations (CSOs) in tracking national progress across key priority policy and programming areas.
B The scorecard identifies 15 priority policy and programming areas needed to effectively combat childhood obesity and tracks progress across CARICOM.
C COPS is an interactive web-based tool which can be updated in real time and provides useful links to supporting policy and programme documents where they exist.
What is the purpose of the Scorecard?
A To assess progress through policy and monitoring for those CSOs implementing the HCC Civil Society Action Plan for Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean.
B To assist CSOs, policymakers and other key stakeholders, in better understanding the local and regional environment with respect to the response to childhood obesity prevention.
C To assist CSOs in the identification of gaps for evidence informed advocacy and implementation support.
D To support CSO monitoring of implementation of childhood obesity related commitments.
Who is the Scorecard for?
A CSOs implementing the HCC Civil Society Action Plan for Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean.
B CSOs interested in advocating for a strengthened national response to childhood obesity.
C CSOs, with limited capacity to track, monitor and ensure accountability across the full range of NCD policy and programming, who have identified childhood obesity as a key issue. This scorecard is simple enough to allow for easy monitoring of national childhood obesity related policy across 15 priority areas.
D Policymakers interested in implementing nutrition related policies and keen to learn from other Caribbean countries.
E Other stakeholders including academia, private sector and members of the general public.
How were the priority areas selected?
A Alignment with the HCC Civil Society Action Plan for Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean.
B Based on national, regional and international guidelines for responding to childhood obesity.
C They are not exhaustive but they are intended to capture a holistic response to the problem.
Do the 15 priority areas in the scorecard align with national, regional and international indicators for childhood obesity policy and programming?
A Yes the priority areas were selected based on national, regional and international policy and programming interventions for the prevention and control of childhood obesity. Key source strategic frameworks include: the CARPHA Healthy Weights Plan; The PAHO Childhood Obesity Action Plan; the Port of Spain Grid; the recommendations in the Final report of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity; the updated WHO Best Buys and the HCC Civil Society Action Plan 2017-2021:Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean.
B Yes the priority areas were approved in consultation with key HCC stakeholders including CSO members, public sector partners, regional public health institutions, private sector partners, and regional NCD thought leaders.
How is the scorecard used?
A CSOs use the simple checklist to determine whether or not there is a national implementation of a policy or programme (fully implemented, partially implemented, not implemented). Policies which are absent or partially implemented represent areas for advocacy and possibly, partnerships to support implementation. HCC will attempt to provide supporting documents where partial or full implementation is reported.
How is the scorecard updated?
A HCC with the support of member CSOs, NCD focal points, PAHO and other key partners will continously scan the local policy environment to ensure the data is accurate and current.
B Formal updates will be undertaken quarterly.
C Updates will be shared with global partners World Cancer Research Fund International for the NOURISHING database.