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Advancing the Science of Community-Level Interventions

Trickett, E. J. and Beehler, S. and Deutsch, C. and Green, L. W. and Hawe, P. and McLeroy, K. and Miller, R. L. and Rapkin, B. D. and Schensul, J. J. and Schulz, A. J. and Trimble, J. E. (2011) Advancing the Science of Community-Level Interventions. American Journal of Public Health. ISSN 0090-0036

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Community interventions are complex social processes that need to move beyond single interventions and outcomes at individual levels of short-term change. A scientific paradigm is emerging that supports collaborative, multilevel, culturally situated community interventions aimed at creating sustainable community-level impact. This paradigm is rooted in a deep history of ecological and collaborative thinking across public health, psychology, anthropology, and other fields of social science. The new paradigm makes a number of primary assertions that affect conceptualization of health issues, intervention design, and intervention evaluation. To elaborate the paradigm and advance the science of community intervention, we offer suggestions for promoting a scientific agenda, developing collaborations among professionals and communities, and examining the culture of science. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 16, 2011:e1-e10. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300113).

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community interventions, public health, conceptualization of health issues
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Practice > interventions
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 11:41
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 13:46
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2608

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