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Maximizing Chronic Disease Prevention through Community Based Participatory Research and Inter-collaborative Practices
Open Journal of Social Science Research (2013)
  • Kevin D Willison, Dr.
Abstract
Abstract - Worldwide societies are aging, giving rise to focus more on chronic disease prevention and management efforts. Such initiatives may be maximized by incorporating a community based participatory research (CBPR) as well as an inter-collaborative practice (ICP) approach. Each strives to garner viable and constructive ideas from lay and professional individuals so as to effectively address current societal issues and challenges. Hence the aim of this review is to consider use of CBPR and ICP strategies as ways to help ascertain the real and diverse health and social care needs of individuals, groups and even whole societies. Setting: non-institutional and community based. Method and Design: utilizing a critical social science perspective, a cross-section of the literature was reviewed over a period of three months in 2012. Varied databases were accessed including PsycLit, Sociofile, PubMed, and Ageline. Conclusions: although scantly addressed, it appears that the utilization of CBPR and ICP strategies may help professionals, community organizations and lay citizens to better allocate scarce community resources. Collectively and individually, these versatile strategies may help maximize a given community’s chronic disease management and prevention potential. Towards this on-going end, this paper seeks to contribute.
Keywords
  • Community Based Research,
  • Chronic Disease Management
Publication Date
Spring May, 2013
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.12966/ojssr.04.02.2013
Citation Information
Kevin D Willison. "Maximizing Chronic Disease Prevention through Community Based Participatory Research and Inter-collaborative Practices" Open Journal of Social Science Research Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_willison/13/