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Community Health Resoucres
These resources have been selected to help you get started with your Grand Challenge research. Their purpose is to familiarize you with ideas related to your challenge, but you are not limited to these specific articles, videos, and books. This is not an exhaustive list, there are many other resources you can find!
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Data and Statistics Related to Community Health
Topics Related to Community Health
What is “community health”? Examining the meaning of an evolving field in public health
Community health is a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary collaborative enterprise that uses public health science, evidence-based strategies, and other approaches to engage and work with communities, in a culturally appropriate manner, to optimize the health and quality of life of all persons who live, work, or are otherwise active in a defined community or communities.
National Center for Health Statistics Data Briefs
Data Briefs are statistical publications that provide information about current public health topics. Each report takes a complex data subject and summarizes it in text and graphics that provide readers with easily comprehensible information in a compact publication (PDF) and webpage.
Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs by
Publication Date: 2016-11-14
Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of evaluation, with a participatory model that brings stakeholders together for the good of the program.
Public Health by
Call Number: RA445 .T86 2016
Publication Date: 2015-08-03
Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system--what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal, state, and local levels; its core functions and how well these are currently being addressed; evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities such as epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, policy development, and more.