Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society

Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, April-June

Applying Innovative Approaches to Address Health Disparities in Native Populations: An Assessment of the Crow Men's Health Project
Using a Community-Based Participatory Research approach, the Crow Men's Health Project is a partnership between university researchers and men of the Crow Indian Reservation to address health disparities, particularly cancer risk, screenings and treatments....
Ciclovia in Chicago: A Strategy for Community Development to Improve Public Health
Ciclovias create temporary spaces for physical activity by closing off streets to motorized traffic for short periods of time---typically a day at a time. In Chicago, these health promotion events are called "Open Streets" and follow a route through...
Community Development Approaches to Public Health: People Creating Places Where the Healthy Choice Is the Easy Choice
As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment--the way our cities and towns are developed--contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. Witness the following: ...
Community-Wide Obesity Prevention: Re-Connecting Public Health, Urban Planning, and Public Policy in Three Missouri Communities
Trailnet's Healthy, Active & Vibrant Communities Initiative (HAVC) is a model that has demonstrated significant early successes at creating environments, policies, and social networks that support and promote healthy eating and active lifestyles....
Farmers' Markets in Low Income Communities: Impact of Community Environment, Food Programs and Public Policy
Farmers' markets are an increasing priority for communities and health advocates. They contribute to the health of community members and the economic livelihood of small farms. Despite increasing recognition of the positive impact that farmers' markets...
Home Grown: The Trials and Triumphs of Starting Up a Farmers' Market in Waianae, Hawaii
Improving access to healthy foods is fundamental to bolstering the overall health of a community. Farmers' markets are one way to make healthy foods more available while simultaneously enhancing the economic viability of the community. However, developing...
I Can Do It, You Can Do It: A Community Development Approach to Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities
The I Can Do It, You Can Do It Program (ICDI) national model, sponsored by the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC), of the National Institutes of Health, implements a health promotion mentoring model for individuals with disabilities...
Nuestro Furturo Saludable: Connecting Public Health Research and Community Development in Partnership to Build a Healthy Environment
Caribbean Latinos are the largest Latino group in Boston, primarily located in the Jamaica Plain (JP) neighborhood. There are various macro-level public health issues that result from the built environment in JP, factors which can create and sustain...
Opportunity for Unity Collaborative: Building Healthy Communities by Empowering Young Adults
No community is immune to the devastating effects of youth violence, although some are disproportionately affected-- particularly 10 to 24 year old males of African-American and Hispanic descent. This study examines one community's effort to reduce...
Public Health Agenda Setting in Louisiana: An Applied Index and Implications for Community Development Policy
The purpose of this study is to contribute to community development from a public health policy perspective. One tenet of community development is the notion of shared experiences, whether historical, cultural, social, or otherwise. Within the context...
Using Health Impact Assessment in Community Development to Improve Air Quality and Public Health
Air pollution contributes to asthma, allergies, lung function impairment, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. Transit-oriented development, roadway expansion, new residential and commercial development, and pollution mitigation projects...
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