The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Program Web site, http://www.MyStudentBody.com, including the following materials:
- Bulk registration instructions
- Co-branding/marketing collateral
- Communication templates
- Computer screen saver
- Implementation guide
- Login instructions for students
- Reporting instructions
- Video tour
Other program materials:
- Baseline report worksheet
- Case studies
- Getting Started With MyStudentBody: Quick Start Guide
- MyStudentBody Quick Start Checklist
- MyStudentBody Requirement Timeline
- Planning worksheet
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The highly interactive program Web site presents tools and information for students, school administrators, and parents, and it addresses health promotion and risk reduction. A printable implementation guide describes many program requirements, steps for implementation, and challenges to implementing a Web-based program. The intervention uses multiple prevention strategies, including environmental approaches that address policy and social norms. Roles to be performed by various school staff are described clearly. Schools seeking to implement the program can receive assistance from an implementation specialist. The Web site includes online surveys that can be easily integrated into existing programs to capture pre- and posttest data.
The program provides little guidance for handling programmatic issues that may occur during implementation, including working effectively with different types of students, or modifying or adapting the program. Little information is given in regard to issues concerning the long-term commitment needed from multiple campus stakeholders for program implementation (e.g., buy-in from campus leadership, current policy environment, availability of staff and resources). Program materials do not clearly describe the training and what it includes, nor do they provide sufficient information on customer support. Limited instruction is given on how implementers should use the data that are collected through the online surveys.