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Cluster Evaluation of the Community-Based Public Health Initiative: 1993 Annual Report.

Schmitz, Connie C.

The Community-Based Public Health Initiative is a four-year effort launched by the W.K.Kellogg Foundation in October 1992 in response to the gulf between the health of the rich and health of the poor that has widened considerably in the last few years. Its purpose is to put public health educators and health practitioners in closer touch with the communities they serve. Ultimately the program hopes to change the way public health is taught and practiced and to empower minority communities to play a larger role in public health. CURA is documenting the evolution and outcomes of the initiative as it is carried out by seven different consoria across the country. Each consortium includes people from academia and from the community (often from community-based organizations) along with public health practitioners. Each consortium is attempting to build a model of collaboration that will fuel system change and community empowerment. CURA's evaluation uses annual site visits, surveys of costs and benefits, tracking of statistical indicators, and video documentation to assess the process and outcomes of the initiative.

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Prepared for the Community-Based Public Health Initiative by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
39 pp.
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