Community Interventions for Health (CIH)

Community Interventions for Health (CIH) is designed to develop and showcase sustainable interventions in addressing unhealthy diet, tobacco use and lack of physical activity and to demonstrate their effectiveness in preventing disease in a way that is both practical and scientifically rigorous.

CIH is taking place in three sites around the world located in Hangzhou in China, Kerala in India and Mexico City and has been underway for the past six years.  For two years, a lengthy design process took place that included an international Advisory Board and leading experts from around the world in chronic disease prevention and control.  The outcome of the two-year planning process initially led to four (now three) country sites participating in a pilot study that lasted for three years and included extensive baseline data collection, followed by an 18-month intervention period, and then follow up data collection.  The study has involved over 600,000 people in the 3 countries and final data collection was completed at the end of 2011. Journal articles about methodology and design and reporting baseline data have already been published and it is hoped that the results of the study will begin to appear in press in 2013.


Central publications

 

1.  Dyson PA, Anthony D, Fenton B, Stevens DE, Champagne B, Li LM, Lv J, Ramirez Hernández J, Thankappan KR, Matthews DR; Community Interventions for Health (CIH) collaboration. Successful Up-Scaled Population Interventions to Reduce Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Disease in Adults: Results from the International Community Interventions for Health (CIH) Project in China, India and Mexico. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 13;10(4):e0120941. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120941.

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2.  Anthony D, Dyson PA, Lv J, Thankappan KR, Fernandez TR, Matthews DR. Reducing health risk factors in the workplaces of low and middle-income countries. PHN 2015; doi: 10.1111/phn.12189.

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3. Dyson PA,  Anthony D, Fenton B, Matthews DR, Stevens DE. High rates of child hypertension associated with obesity: a community study in China, India and Mexico. Paediatr Int Child Health.2014; 34(1): 43-9.

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4.
O’Connor Duffany K, Finegood DT, Matthews D, McKee M, Narayan KMV, Puska P, Siegel K, Stevens D, Wong F, Woodward M, Yach D. Community Interventions for Health (CIH): a novel approach to tackling the worldwide epidemic of chronic disease. CVD Prevent Control. 2011; 6(2): 47-56.

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5. Wong F, Stevens D, O’Connor-Duffany K, Siegel K, Gao Y. Community Interventions for Health (CIH) collaboration. Community Health Environment Scan Survey (CHESS): a novel tool that captures the impact of the built environment on lifestyle factors. Glob Health Action. 2011; 7(4): 5276-88.

 


China site

1.  Wang X, Liu QM, Ren YJ, Lv J, Li LM. Family influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviours in Chinese junior high school students: a cross- sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:287.

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2. Lv J, Liu QM, Ren YJ, He PP, Wang SF, Gao F, Li LM.  A community-based multilevel intervention for smoking, physical activity and diet: short-term findings from theCommunity Interventions for Health programme in Hangzhou, China. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Dec 2. doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-203356. [Epub ahead of print]

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3.
 Gong T, Lv J, Liu Q, Ren y, Li L, Kawachi I. Audit of tobacco retail outlets in Hangzhou, China. 10.1136/tobacco control-2011-050038

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4.Wang S, Chen Y, Liu M, Hing Z, Sun D, Du Y, Su M, Yu C, Liu Q, Ren Y, Lv J, Li L. The changes of nutrition labeling of packaged food in Hangzhou in China during 2008-2010. PloS ONE. 2011; 6(12): e28443.

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5. Lv J, Liu Q, Re Y, Gong T, Wang S, Li L. Socio-demographic association of multiple modifiable lifestyle risk factors and their clustering in a representative urban population of adults: a cross-sectional study in Hangzhou, China. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011; 8: 40-52.

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6. Lv, J, Chen Y, Liu Q, Ren Y, Karrar S, Li L.  A survey of nutrition labels and fats, sugars, and sodium ingredients in commercial packaged foods in Hangzhou, China. Public Health Rep. 2011; 126(1): 116-122.

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7. Su M, Hong ZH, Zhang T, Lv J, Li L.  Policy review on China tobacco control. Chinese Journal of Disease Control and Prevention. 2011; 1: 62-5.

(Chinese no abstract available)

 

8. Hong Z, Wang S, Liu M, Yang Y, Chen Y, Liu Q, Ren Y, Lv J, Li L. Study on knowledge, attitudes and use of the pre-packaged food nutrition labeling in Hangzhou supermarket consumers in 2010. Chin J Epidemiol 2011; 32(7): 657-660. 

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9. Wang S, Sun D, Du Y, Liu M, Hong Z, Liu Q, Ren Y, Li L. Change of nutrition labeling on domestic prepackaged food in Hangzhou in 2008 and 2010. Chinese Journal of Food Hygiene 2011; 23(5): 459-464.

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10. Lv J, Liu Q, Ren Y, Wang W, Gong T, Li L. Application of a simple random sampling method on surveys at the community level. Chin J Epidemiol 2010; 31(4): 421-423. 

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11. Huang X, Lv J, Liu, Q, Ren Y, Li L. A survey on tobacco use and relevant issues among junior students in three districts of Hangzhou. Chinese Journal of Disease Control and Prevention 2010; 14(5): 389-392. 

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12.  Wang S, Chen Y, Liu Q, Ren Y, Lv J, Li L. Survey on the nutrition labeling of domestic prepacked food in Hangzhou. Chinese Journal of Food Hygiene 2009; 21 (6): 543-547.

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13. Chen Y, Wang S, Liu QM et al. A survey on the ingredients of domestic prepackaged food in Hangzhou. Chinese Journal of Disease Control and Prevention. 2009; 5: 495-7, 500.

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Leicester site

1. Anthony D, Chowdary Q, Dyson P, Thankappan KR. Does ethnicity or religion affect and/or explain the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, and smoking behaviour? Diverisiy and Equality in Health and Care 2013; 10: 31-40.

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2. Anthony D, Baggott R, Tanner J, Jones K, Evans H, Perkins G, Palmer H. Health, lifestyle, belief and knowledge differences between two ethnic groups with specific reference to tobacco, diet and physical activity. J Adv Nurs. 2012; 68 (11): 2496-2503.

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