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Table 1 Dimensions of Compatibility between the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (“Foundation”) and the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living (“Center”) as adapted from Kraak & Story [9]

From: Research contributions on childhood obesity from a public-private partnership

Dimension of Compatibility Foundation Center
1. Mission Improving the lives of children living in poverty Healthy children in a healthy world
2. Resources Financial, business resources Researchers and students, grant funding
3. Management Health leader with MD, MPH and trained in public policy Executive Committee with training in nutrition, physical activity, kinesiology, and behavioral sciences
4. Workforce Strong worksite health promotion program Center is housed in School of Public Health with faculty and students who have a health promotion orientation
5. Target market Low income and underserved youth Youth and their parents, schools, and communities, with a focus on economically disadvantaged populations
6. Product Efforts to reduce childhood obesity Research on methods to understand and reduce childhood obesity, translation of the research into usable products, dissemination of best practices
7. Cultural fit Value children’s health world-wide Value healthy children in healthy environments and communities
8. Evaluation Milestones are negotiated on a yearly basis Reports provide details on milestones on a 6-month basis