Community Interventions For Health Manual
When the Oxford Health Alliance (OxHA) began its Community Interventions for Health (CIH) programme in 2007, it soon became clear that, although a lot of studies have reported strategies for improving community health, information was fragmented and not easily accessible. The CIH manual is an attempt to bring together, for the first time, both the evidence base and the practical applications for conducting community studies to improve the health of populations.
The first section includes a background to CIH, evidence for community engagement and evaluation tools and resources. The practical section describes how to improve community health by addressing the three main risk factors of tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical activity and includes numerous case studies from around the globe.