Engaging the Dan River Region to reduce obesity: Application of the Comprehensive Participatory Planning and evaluation process

Jamie Zoellner, Monica Motley, Margie E. Wilkinson, Barbara Jackman, Morgan L. Barlow, Jennie L. Hill

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Abstract

Despite ongoing recommendations to engage health-disparate populations in the initiation and execution of community-based research, few studies report on the process of community engagement. The action-oriented Comprehensive Participatory Planning and Evaluation (CPPE) process is designed to guide community health planning and evaluation. This article describes how the CPPE process was utilized within a community-based participatory research initiative aimed at addressing obesity in the health-disparate Dan River Region. Encouraging community engagement in formulating research agendas and promoting ownership of health solutions will be key to improving obesity risk factors among Dan River Region residents and similar vulnerable communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-56
Number of pages13
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community-based participatory research
  • health status disparities
  • obesity
  • process assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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