Lessons learned from the uniontown community health project

Mary Ann Littleton, Carol E. Cornell, Mark Dignan, Nell Brownstein, James M. Raczynski, Varena Stalker, Kathleen McDuffie, Paul G. Greene, Bonnie Sanderson, Barb Streumpler

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Abstract

Objective: To compile lessons learned from the Uniontown Community Health Project. Methods: Lessons-learned information was gathered from project staff and community volunteers. Results: Analysis led to the identification of 6 lessons: (a) Establish personal working relationships in communities; (b) find a local community coordinator to lead efforts; (c) be patient in implementing a community health advisor (CHA) model; (d) be flexible and emphasize simplicity when implementing community activities; (e) recognize that meeting research goals requires compromise; and (f) plan transfer of project activities to the community from the beginning. Conclusion: These lessons may benefit others implementing CHA programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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