Articles & Abstracts
Environmental Justice Framework: A Public Health Approach (1.3mb PDF, 8pp.)
Planning Communities: What Health Has to Do With It (945k PDF, 12pp.)
Photovoice: Giving Local Health Departments a New Perspective on Community Health Issues (PDF, 8pp.)
Community Engagement in Public Health (478k PDF, 8pp.)
By Mary Anne Morgan, MPH and Jennifer Lifshay, MBA, MPH
The New Spectrum of Prevention: A Model for Public Health Practice (145k PDF, 6pp.)
The Spectrum of Prevention is a framework for health departments and community agencies to conceptualize, implement, and coordinate a wide variety of public health programs. This article describes the seven strategies in the Spectrum of Prevention and explains why the Spectrum is particularly appropriate for planning and coordinating programs that address complex community health issues.
Maintaining Effective Community Coalitions (145k PDF, 6pp.)
By Chuck McKetney, PhD and Julie Freestone, MS
CCHS has a department-wide goal to reduce health disparities by addressing issues of diversity and linguistic and cultural competence.
A strategy for service delivery needs to fit into the larger social, political, and cultural context of community resources and service programs.
Partnership for the Public's Health (1MB PDF, 6pp.)
Public Health Director Wendel Brunner, MD writes about working with community partners.
Contra Costa County Tackles Chronic Disease (103k PDF, 4pp.)
By Yvette Leung, Mary Anne Morgan and Daniel C. Smith
Health Departments and Communities Mobilize to Prevent Chronic Disease: A Case Study from Contra Costa Health Services (77k PDF, 6pp.)
By Mary Anne Morgan, MPH
Maternal and Child Health in Contra Costa County: 1991-1999 (344k PDF, 18pp.)
The Healthy Neighborhoods Project: A Local Health Department's Role in Catalyzing Community Development [abstract]
By Galen El-Askari, MPH, Julie Freestone, Chicky Irizarry, Karen L. Kraut, MPH, Susan T. Mashiyama, Mary Anne Morgan, MPH, Sheryl Walton.
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