Building community capacity in public health: The role of action-oriented partnerships

Mark A. Veazie, Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Gila S. Silverman, Allison M. Connolly, Susan Warne, Betty F. King, Michael D. Lebowitz, Joel S. Meister

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Abstract

Public health practice increasingly is concerned with the capacity and performance of communities to identify, implement, strengthen, and sustain collective efforts to improve health. The authors developed ways to assist local Turning Point partnerships to improve their community public health system as a secondary outcome of their work on the expressed needs of the community. Using focus groups, meeting minutes, attendance records, and meeting observation, the authors fed information back to the partnerships on systems change. A public health systems improvement plan supportive of local partnerships' work on specific health issues was funded and the collaborative research agenda was further refined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-32
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Coalitions
  • Community evaluation
  • Partnership evaluation
  • Partnerships
  • Public health systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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