Publications

The KU Work Group offers a variety of publications to support the work of promoting community health and development.

The selected articles and book chapters below illustrate our group's work in developing frameworks and practical methods for participatory evaluation, intervention research, and application with community initiatives.

Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans

The Work Group employs a multi-method, collaborative approach to assessing community needs and resources and planning for community health improvement. The featured reports below illustrate our group’s work to help communities collaboratively assess and plan for creating conditions for health.

Community Health Assessments

Douglas County Community Health Assessment (pdf)

Geary County Community Health Assessment (pdf)

KC Violence & Trauma Response Network Needs Assessment (pdf)

Wyandotte County Health Assessment Report (pdf)

Community Health Improvement Plans

Roadmap to a Healthier Douglas County (pdf)

Frameworks and Models for Building Healthier Communities

Building Healthy Communities
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Building Multisectoral Partnerships for Population Health and Health Equity
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Conceptualizing a Public Health Prevention Intervention for Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap
[Citation]     [Link]

Constructing an Action Agenda for Community Empowerment
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Emerging Standards for Community Research and Action 
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Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives: A Bill of Rights and Responsibilities 
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A Framework for Community Mobilization to Promote Healthy Youth Development
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Lessons on Community Organization and Change 
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A Model Memorandum of Collaboration: A Proposal 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Promoting Health Through Community Development
[Citation]     [PDF]

A Review of Collaborative Partnerships as a Strategy for Improving Community Health 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF] 

Sleep Environment Risks for Younger and Older Infants
[Citation]     [PDF]

Understanding and Improving the Work of Community Health and Development
[Citation]    [PDF]

Using Empowerment Theory in Collaborative Partnerships for Community Health and Development 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Values Guiding Community Research and Action 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Methods of Participatory Research, Intervention, and Capacity Building

Assessing Community Health Concerns and Implementing a Microgrant Program for Self-Help Initiatives 
[Citation]     [PDF]

Building Capacity for Participatory Evaluation Within Community Initiatives
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Building Community Practice Competencies Globally through the Community Tool Box
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

A Case Study of Use of Data for Participatory Evaluation Within a Statewide System to Prevent Substance Abuse 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

The Community Tool Box: A Web-Based Resource for Building Healthier Communities 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

The Community Tool Box: Using the Internet to Support the Work of Community Health and Development
[Citation]     [PDF]

Developing an Academic Community Partnership to Promote Soccer-Based Physical Activity Among Latino Youth
[Citation]     [PDF]

Disseminating Online Tools for Building Capacity Among Community Practitioners
[Citation]     [PDF]

Empowering Community Health Initiatives Through Evaluation 
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Enhancing the Capacity of Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions Through Training and Technical Assistance
[Citation]     [PDF]

Evaluating Community Initiatives for Health and Development 
[Citation]     [PDF]

Improving community readiness for change through coalition capacity building: Evidence from a multisite intervention
[Citation]     [Link]

Measuring community programs and policies and their intensity in the Healthy Communities Study
[Citation]     [PDF]

Measuring Progress of Collaborative Action in a Community Health Effort
[Citation]     [PDF]

A Methodology for Monitoring and Evaluating Community Health Coalitions 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Participatory Research and Capacity Building for Community Health and Development
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Participatory Research and Capacity Building for Community Health and Development
[Citation]     [PDF]

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Within a Statewide Support System to Prevent Adolescent Substance Abuse
[Citation]     [PDF]

Supporting a Community-Based Participatory Evaluation Approach to Violence Prevention in Kansas City
[Citation]     [PDF]

Supporting Participatory Evaluation Using the Community Tool Box Online Documentation System 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Using Internet Technology for Capacity Development in Communities: The Case of the Community Tool Box 
[Citation]     [PDF]

Using Information Systems to Build Capacity: A Public Health Improvement Tool Box 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Using Internet-based Tools to Build Capacity for Community-based Participatory Research and Other Efforts to Promote Community Health and Development 
[Citation]     [PDF]

Illustrative Case Studies and Applications

Analyzing a Community-based Coailtion's Efforts to Reduce Health Disparities and the Risk for Chronic Disease in Kansas City, Missouri 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Analyzing the Contribution of Community Change to Population Health Outcomes in an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Community-Based Participatory Research Within the Latino Health For All Coalition
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Community Partnerships: A Review of Selected Models and Evaluation of Two Case Studies 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Effects of a Replication of a Multicomponent Model for Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in Three Kansas Communities 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

An Empirical Case Study of the Effects of Training and Technical Assistance on Community Coalition Functioning and Sustainability
[Citation]     [PDF]

Enough Abuse Campaign
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Evaluating a Statewide Partnership for Reducing Risks for Chronic Diseases 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Evaluating Community Coalitions for Prevention of Substance Abuse: The Case of Project Freedom
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Implementing Community-Based Participatory Research with Two Ethnic Minority Communities in Kansas City, Missouri
[Citation]     [PDF]

Measuring the Health Environment for Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Youth: A Review of the Literature and Applications for Community Initiatives 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Measuring the Implementation and Effects of a Coordinated Care Model Featuring Diabetes Self-management Education Within Four Patient-Centered Medical Homes
[Citation]     [PDF]

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Within a Statewide Support System to Prevent Adolescent Substance Abuse
[Citation]     [PDF]

Promoting Sustainability of Community Health Initiatives: An Empirical Case Study 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Reducing the Risk for Adolescent Pregnancy: Evaluation of a School/Community Partnership in a Midwestern Military Community 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Reducing Elementary School Children's Risks for Chronic Diseases through School Lunch Modifications, Nutrition Education, and Physical Activity Interventions 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Replicating a Community Initiative for Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy: From South Carolina to Kansas 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]

Some Experiential Lessons in Supporting and Evaluating Community-based Initiatives for Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy 
[Citation & Abstract]     [PDF]


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