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Kaia M.GallagherDouglas V.EasterlingDora G.Lodwick

Community-based health promotion is increasingly being recognized as an effective public health paradigm for improving a community's overall health. That local community leaders would have a role in addressing public health concerns is not particularly new. What is novel about community-based health promotion, as a defined health improvement strategy, is that it entails a conscious effort on the part of funding agencies to develop programs that recognize local community concerns and that are designed and implemented with active participation from community representatives.

This book provides seven examples “from the field” of community-based health promotion. The examples are from seven multisite initiatives sponsored by The Colorado Trust, a Denver-based foundation that uses a variety of grant-making strategies to improve the health and well-being ...

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