Facilitating Community Health Improvement Capacity Through Nongovernmental Public Health Partners

Angela L. Carman, Margaret L. McGladrey

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Facilitating the Community Health Improvement Process training in increasing the capacity of nongovernmental public health partners to serve as facilitators and supporters of community health improvement coalitions. Ten members of WellCare Advocacy and Community-Based Program teams (CommUnity Advocates) serving communities across the country were identified to participate in the pilot training group. They completed pre- and posttraining surveys to evaluate knowledge of community health improvement process models and facilitation techniques, as well as qualitative interviews to assess use of training material 6 months after the training. Results of the project revealed successful use of content from the training, which enhanced the impact of nongovernmental public health partners as facilitators of community health improvement planning and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2017

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Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.


  • community health improvement
  • facilitation
  • partners
  • public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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