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Promoting Health at the Community Level is the first book to provide a systematic examination of community-based health promotion. Edited by Doug Easterling, Kaia Gallagher, and Dora Lodwick, this innovative text uses seven case studies to evaluate community-driven health promotion and present promising strategies for initiating and sustaining community-based efforts. Individual chapters describe real-world, multi-site health initiatives and summarize their evaluation outcomes. Offering unique lessons for community-based coalitions and supportive organizations, Promoting Health at the Community Level will also inspire academics and students to further explore this innovative approach to health promotion and disease prevention.

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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