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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.

Home Visitation Learning Groups: Community-Based Professionals Discovering Best Practices
Home visitation learning groups: Community-based professionals discovering best practices
Thomas I.MillerMichelle MillerKobayashiPeggy L.Hill

Bringing together service providers within a learning group setting represents a novel and potentially enriching opportunity to allow the group's participants to increase their professional skills, to network with their peers both within and outside their communities, and to develop common goals for client service delivery. In this chapter, case study information is presented on five such groups formed in Colorado between 1998 and 2000, specifically to promote learning opportunities related to the delivery of home visitation services.

As described in this chapter, the unique feature of the learning group approach from the perspective of community-based health promotion lies in the interaction it promotes between the ...

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