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Promoting Health at the Community Level

Promoting Health at the Community Level

July 2003 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides the first systematic examination of community-based health promotion. Through a series of nine case studies, the book describes what community-driven health promotion means in practice, evaluates its potential for achieving improvements in the health of local residents, and presents promising strategies for initiating, nurturing and sustaining community-based efforts.

Relying on the findings from the evaluations of these initiatives, the book is able to make recommendations for effective practice for community-based organizations, as well as for supportive organizations operating outside the community (such as foundations, government agencies, and advisors such as universities and technical-assistance providers.)

Kaia M. Gallagher, Douglas V. Easterling, Dora G. Lodwick
1. Introduction
Ross F. Conner, Sora Park Tanjasiri, Catherine L. Dempsey, Gabriela Robles, Marc B. Davidson, and Douglas V. Easterling
2. The Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative: Communities Defining and Addressing Health
Ross F. Conner, Douglas V. Easterling, Sora Park Tanjasiri, Jim Adams-Berger
3. Using Community Indicators to Track and to Improve Health and Quality of Life
Kaia M. Gallagher, Jodi G. Drisko
4. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2000 Initiative
Douglas H. Fernald, Deborah S. Main, Carolyn J. Tressler, and Kathryn A. Judge Nearing
5. The Community Action for Health Promotion Initiative:Building Capacity in Small, Focused, Community-Based Health Promotion Programs
Dora G. Lodwick and Allan Wallis
6. The Volunteers for Rural Seniors Initiative: Leveraging Community Resources to Meet the Needs of Seniors
Deborah S. Main, Douglas H. Fernald, Kathryn A. Judge Nearing, Donna K. Duffy, and Jill A. Elnicki
7. The Colorado School Health Education Initiative: Promoting School Health Education Through Capacity Building
Thomas I. Miller, Michelle Miller Kobayashi, and Peggy L. Hill
8. Home Visitation Learning Groups: Community-Based Professionals Discovering Best Practices
Douglas V. Easterling, Kaia M. Gallagher, and Dora G. Lodwick
9. What Do the Case Studies Say About Community-Based Health Promotion?
Douglas V. Easterling, Kaia M. Gallagher, and Dora G. Lodwick
10. Practical Lessons for Promoting Health at the Community Level
John R. Moran, Jr.

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