The role of community resource assessments in the development of 15 adolescent health community-researcher partnerships.

Bethany Griffin Deeds, Ligia Peralta, Nancy Willard, Jonathan Ellen, Diane M. Straub, Judith Castor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Connect to Protect (C2P): Partnerships for Youth Prevention Interventions is an initiative that alters the community's structural elements to reduce youth HIV rates. OBJECTIVES: This study details a community resource assessment and describes how resources were evaluated in the context of local needs. METHODS: Fifteen sites developed a community resource list, conducted a brief survey, created a youth service directory, and mapped where disease prevalence and community resources intersected. Sites also completed a survey to review and verify local site findings. RESULTS: On average, sites identified 267 potential community resources. Sites narrowed their resource list to conduct a brief survey with 1,162 agencies; the site average was 78. Final products of this process included maps comparing resources with risk data. CONCLUSIONS: The evaluation of local resources is an important initial step in partnership development and is essential for the success of health promotion and disease prevention interventions that target adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of community resource assessments in the development of 15 adolescent health community-researcher partnerships.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this