• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Practical Lessons for Promoting Health at the Community Level
Practical lessons for promoting health at the community level
Douglas V.EasterlingKaia M.GallagherDora G.Lodwick

The evaluation findings presented in Chapters 2 through 8 demonstrate that communities funded under the seven community-based health promotion initiatives took important steps to address local health issues. These results add to the body of evidence supporting the value of community-based health promotion. However, the evaluation studies also found that communities face formidable challenges in developing and implementing health promotion strategies that are both locally relevant and effective in achieving their objectives. Building on the lessons and implications presented at the end of each case study chapter, this final chapter presents a set of overarching recommendations for advancing the practice of community-based health promotion.

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