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.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: The Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative: Communities Defining and Addressing Health
- Chapter 3: The Community Indicators Project: Tracking Health and Quality of Life
- Chapter 4: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2000 Initiative: Community Building Through Consensus
- Chapter 5: The Community Action for Health Promotion Initiative: Building Capacity in Small, Focused, Community-Based Health Promotion Programs
- Chapter 6: The Volunteers for Rural Seniors Initiative: Leveraging Community Resources to Meet the Needs of Seniors
- Chapter 7: The Colorado School Health Education Initiative: Promoting School Health Education Through Capacity Building
- Chapter 8: Home Visitation Learning Groups: Community-Based Professionals Discovering Best Practices
- Chapter 9: What Do the Case Studies Say about Community-Based Health Promotion?
- Chapter 10: Practical Lessons for Promoting Health at the Community Level