Posts Tagged ‘community’

CBPR: A strategy for building healthy communities and promoting health

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

 A new report by PolicyLink, combines lessons and best practices on community-based participatory research (CBPR) from around the country with insights drawn from six case studies in California. (CBPR, is defined as an equal partnership between community members and academic researchers where everyone provides their expertise on a research project.) The report … [ Read full post ]

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New “toolkit” teaches you the A-B-Cs of credible data collection

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Got a problem in your community – pollution, too many fast food restaurants, unsafe playgrounds – that you want to do something about?  Perhaps you’d like to approach your local leaders about getting help, yet to do so you need credible evidence to prove that the problem is real. 

And maybe you’re not a professional … [ Read full post ]

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Free online petition tools get your issue noticed

Friday, June 10th, 2011
Petition

Got a burning issue and a community that supports the changes you propose?  Draft a petition using one of the many free online petition tools widely available.  All tools enable you to track who signs your petition and some include handy widgets, such as a signature counter or a feature that enables you to embed … [ Read full post ]

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Conducting surveys with limited resources

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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Even small communities can conduct big surveys.  In Lafayette, Ind. (population 67,140) a coalition of health care providers, social service agencies, local government and the Tippecanoe County Health Department, drew upon existing resources to conduct a community health survey.

Rather than make up questions on the fly, organizers modeled the survey on questions asked in … [ Read full post ]

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Keep your community “on the map!”

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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As California redraws its political districts, communities risk marginalization in the process.  Now community-based organizations, researchers, policy advocates and the general public can put their communities on the map – literally – by using the new online Web tool ReDrawCA.org.  The tool helps users tell a visual story about their community by mapping their neighborhoods … [ Read full post ]

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Welcome to the Health DATA community

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Peggy Toy

Health DATA – Data.Advocacy.Training.Assistance

Welcome to Health DATAbytes, a blog from the Health DATA Program of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on how communities are turning knowledge into action with health data.

At Health DATAbytes you’ll join a growing community of health experts and advocates in learning and sharing how … [ Read full post ]

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