Salud Sí: A case study for the use of participatory evaluation in creating effective and sustainable community-based health promotion

Maia Ingram, Rosalinda Piper, Susan Kunz, Cecilia Navarro, Alicia Sander, Sylvia Gastelum

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Abstract

Participatory evaluation can be an essential tool for community-based organizations in tailoring programs to the needs of the populations they serve. This article provides a case study of Salud Sí, a promotora-driven health promotion program designed to encourage physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and stress reduction among Mexican American women. Through a partnership between a community health center and an academic institution, we describe how the participatory evaluation framework is applied over a 10-year period throughout the stages of program development, implementation, and sustainability. Partners used the results to identify the essential elements of the health promotion program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-138
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • Mexican Americans
  • community health workers
  • health promotion
  • participatory evaluation
  • program sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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