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Community Development Model for Public Health Applications: Overview of a Model to Eliminate Population Disparities

Robinson, Robert G. (2005) Community Development Model for Public Health Applications: Overview of a Model to Eliminate Population Disparities. Society for Public Health Education, 6 (3). pp. 338-346.

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    For well over two decades, the public health community has undertaken a broad range of initiatives to identify and eliminate various health-related disparities among popula tions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s(CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH),for example, has committed resources to help states eliminate population disparities related to tobacco use.These initiatives have enjoyed a degree of success and some measurable decreases in population disparities. However, traditional public health approaches that are overly influenced by reductionist paradigms more content with risk factor assessment of at-risk strata may not be sufficient to produce successful results when applied to more intractable disparities. The elimination of disparities will require a more encompassing and comprehensive approach that addresses both population strata at risk and the communities in which they reside. This article proposes a new, concentrated model to address the elimination of population disparities—a model that focuses on community as the critical unit of analysis and action to achieve success.

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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: disparity; race; community; sexual orientation; social structure; racism; socioeconomic status; ethnicity; competence; development
    Subjects: Teaching
    Practice > outreach
    Health > Disparities
    Practice > interventions
    Practice > service
    Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
    Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
    Research > methodologies
    Health > Public Health
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    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2011 11:28
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/564

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