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Chapter 3. Successful Examples in the Field

Robert Duffy, MPH (Chair), Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Donna Jo McCloskey, RN, PhD, Linda Ziegahn, PhD, Mina Silberberg, PhD

Successful Efforts in Community Engagement

This chapter presents examples of successful community engagement efforts in health promotion, evaluation, and research that demonstrate the principles of engagement discussed in Chapters 1 and 2. The authors asked representatives from federal health agencies to recommend case examples of the effective use of community engagement that were published in peer-reviewed journals from 1997 to the present. Of the examples submitted, 12 are presented here. This chap­ter summarizes the articles associated with each case, emphasizing collaboration and the way the case illustrates the principles of interest. Information is up to date as of the time of the article’s publication. At the end of each case, References and websites are provided for further information regarding findings, funding sources, and follow-up. The 12 examples are as follows:

  1. Community Action for Child Health Equity (CACHÉ)
  2. Health-e-AME
  3. Project SuGAR
  4. The Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC)
  5. Healing of the Canoe
  6. Formando Nuestro Futuro/Shaping Our Future
  7. Improving American Indian Cancer Surveillance and Data Reporting in Wisconsin
  8. Children And Neighbors Defeat Obesity/La Comunidad Ayudando A Los Niños A Derrotar La Obesidad (CAN DO Houston)
  9. The Dental Practice-Based Research Network
  10. Diabetes Education & Prevention with a Lifestyle Intervention Offered at the YMCA (DEPLOY) Pilot Study
  11. Project DULCE
  12. Determinants of Brushing Young Children’s Teeth

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