Like the First Edition, this book serves as a guide to the science and art of community health promotion. The last decade of research and development has considerably advanced the science of achieving and maintaining health. In this new edition, international contributors share their experiences and expertise about diverse health promotion and point out areas needing adjustment in community implementation, both on an international and domestic level.

Health Promotion at the Communitywide Level: Lessons from Diverse Perspectives
Health promotion at the communitywide level: Lessons from diverse perspectives
Maurice B.Mittelmark

This is an account of some of the key lessons that have been learned during the past several decades concerning planning, implementing, and researching health promotion at the communitywide level. The spatial or geopolitical boundaries within which programs take place and the complexity and extent of community action can vary widely. A small group of individuals working on improving safety conditions in their immediate neighborhood is an example of relatively small-scale action. A citywide, multisector coalition working on injury prevention operates on a much larger scale. The term communitywide describes large-scale programs that are intended to involve many residents and the institutions of entire villages, ...

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