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Douglas V. Easterling, Kaia M. Gallagher & Dora G. Lodwick

In: Promoting Health at the Community Level

Chapter 9: What Do the Case Studies Say about Community-Based Health Promotion?

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What Do the Case Studies Say about Community-Based Health Promotion?
What do the case studies say about community-based health promotion?
Douglas V.EasterlingKaia M.GallagherDora G.Lodwick

As defined in Chapter 1, community-based health promotion is a philosophy that emphasizes the role of community residents and community-based organizations in developing and implementing strategies to promote local health. The seven case studies described in the preceding chapters provided a fuller and more complex picture of the practical reality of community-based health promotion.

One of the most striking findings from the case studies is the diversity of approaches that local organizations can adopt to improve the health of their communities. In some of the initiatives, the funded agencies sought to improve health-related behaviors by implementing traditional public health interventions such as awareness raising, ...

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