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A Community Assessment to Inform a Multilevel Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Risk Disparities in a Rural Community.
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PMID:  23455684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To complete a formative evaluation to identify community-level assets and barriers to healthy lifestyle choices, we conducted qualitative interviews, community audits, and secondary data analyses. We solicited local leaders' perspectives regarding winnability of obesity prevention policy options. Participants noted that many resources were available, yet a barrier was high cost. There were more parks per capita in low-income areas, but they were of lower quality. The most winnable obesity prevention policy was incentives for use of food from local farms. Results are being used to inform an intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in rural eastern North Carolina.
Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts; Maihan B Vu; Beverly A Garcia; Jared T McGuirt; Danielle Braxton; Constance E Hengel; Joey V Huff; Thomas C Keyserling; Alice S Ammerman
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Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-5057     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  135-146     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Public Health, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (Dr Jilcott Pitts); Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Drs Vu, Keyserling and Ammerman, Ms Garcia and Braxton, and Mr McGuirt), Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health (Dr Ammerman), and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine (Dr Keyserling), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Lenoir Memorial Hospital (Ms Hengel) and Lenoir County Health Department (Mr Huff), Kinston, North Carolina.
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