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Community-based coalitions' capacity for sustainable action: the role of relationships.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16923839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Given both the importance and difficulty of promoting community-based public health coalitions, their capacity for sustainable action merits systematic examination. The current study addresses this need, focusing specifically on the relational dimension of capacity, that is, how relationships both among members and with external actors affect coalition-level activity. The context is a multimethod comparative case study of two rural cancer control coalitions. The authors began by using quantitative and qualitative data to characterize relational capacity in each coalition and then assessed the association between coalition-level relational capacity and level of subsequent interventions. The more active coalition had a more inclusive relational structure than did its less active counterpart but also placed less emphasis on personal friendships. The authors conclude that coalitions' relational structures are measurable and that this dimension of capacity may affect sustainable capacity for health promotion.
Rebecca Wells; Eric W Ford; Jennifer A McClure; Michelle L Holt; Ann Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1090-1981     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Behav     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appalachian Region
Consumer Participation*
Cooperative Behavior*
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Interpersonal Relations*
Neoplasms / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Public Health
United States

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