Community-Based Health Interventions
February 2010, Jossey-Bass
PART ONE: INTRODUCING COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS.
1 IMPROVING HEALTH IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS.
Ecological Theory and Levels of Prevention.
2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.
Community-Based Health Interventions: An Instrument for Change.
Early Community-Based Health Interventions.
The Evolution of Community-Based Health Interventions.
3 ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS.
The Integration of Ethics into Public Health Practice.
Institutional Review Boards.
Permission and Consent.
Protection for Research Participants.
Ensuring Research Quality.
Maintaining the Integrity of Research.
4 LEVELS AND TYPES OF COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS.
An Ecological Focus on Types of Prevention.
Selecting a Goal for the Intervention.
Examples of Interventions at Different Levels of Prevention.
PART TWO: DEVELOPING THE INTERVENTION.
5 A FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGNING COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS.
Theoretical Guidance for Health Interventions.
Examples of Theories Used at the Four Ecological Levels.
6 COLLECTING AND MANAGING DATA.
Data: A Crucial Component of Research.
Collecting Quantitative Data.
Collecting Qualitative Data.
After Data Collection.
PART THREE: WORKING THROUGH THE INTERVENTION.
7 ASSESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS.
Basic Components of a Community Assessment.
Strengthening Your Findings.
8 PLANNING A COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTION.
Intervention Content and Format.
A Logic Model as an Organizing Strategy.
Sample Community Assessment: Adolescent Tobacco Use.
9 IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTION.
Implementation at the Four Ecological Levels.
Interventions at the Community or Policy Level
10 EVALUATING A COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTION.
Reasons for Evaluation.
Preparing for an Evaluation.
Designing the Evaluation.
Flexibility: An Essential Skill in Evaluation.
PART FOUR: LEARNING FROM THE PAST AND ADAPTING TO THE FUTURE.
11 FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY.
Financing Community-Based Health Interventions.
Components of the Proposal for Funding.
Components of the Budget.
Continuing and Sustaining an Intervention.
12 IMPLEMENTATION PITFALLS.
13 THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.
Adapting Methods of Intervention to Twenty-First Century Communities.
A Challenge and an
A Limitation of the New Technologies.
14 COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS IN PRACTICE.
Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence.
Sally Guttmacher, PhD, is professor of Public Health in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University. Patricia J. Kelly, PhD, MPH, APRN, is professor at the University of Missouri, School of Nursing. Yumary Ruiz-Janecko, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of Public Health at New York University.