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Using empowerment theory in collaborative partnerships for community health and development
Models of community empowerment help us understand the process of gaining influence over conditions that matter to people who share neighborhoods, workplaces, experiences, or concerns. SuchExpand
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An Interactive and Contextual Model of Community-University Collaborations for Research and Action
Community-university partnerships for research and action are at the heart of many fields in the social sciences including public health, urban planning, education, and community psychology. TheseExpand
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Evaluating Community Coalitions for Prevention of Substance Abuse: The Case of Project Freedom
In the United States alone, there are more than 2,000 community coalitions to address local concerns about abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. This article describes an evaluation system usedExpand
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Evaluating community initiatives for health and development.
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Foster Care and College
Despite an overall increase in college attendance, low-income youth and particularly those in the foster care system are less likely to attend college (Wolanin, 2005). Although youth in foster careExpand
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Exploring the educational aspirations–expectations gap in eighth grade students: implications for educational interventions and school reform
Over the past three decades, more and more students are expressing a desire to attend college, yet for many members of disenfranchised groups, this goal is often not attained. While many factorsExpand
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Evaluating the effects of a community coalition's efforts to reduce illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco products to minors
Minors' access to alcohol and tobacco is a major public health concern because of the many deaths and disabilities associated with use and the ease with which minors purchase these products. WeExpand
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Analyzing the Contribution of Community Change to Population Health Outcomes in an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
Few evaluations of community initiatives have established a link between intermediate outcomes, such as community or systems change, and more distant population-level health outcomes (e.g., estimatedExpand
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Effects of a replication of a multicomponent model for preventing adolescent pregnancy in three Kansas communities.
CONTEXT A significant amount of attention has been devoted to the complex issue of teenage pregnancy and to programs for reducing pregnancy among adolescents. Careful evaluations of such programs areExpand
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