Public Health Updates

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

Webinar: Community Readiness Model
June 21, 2011, 3:00  pm, EST
This is a 2 hour skills-building webinar on the Community Readiness Model (CRM), which was developed at Colorado State University 17 years ago.  The webinar presenters were part of the development team. The CRM is community-specific, issue-specific, and was designed to mobilize communities at the appropriate readiness stage and builds cooperation and coordination among systems and individuals. Community Readiness, a best practice, is theoretically based and is a respectful, step by step, approach to creating positive and healthy community change.  When applied to prevention of a social concern, community readiness determines and guides the timing for each step of efforts aimed at changing community norms, behaviors and attitudes. It utilizes resources that already exist within communities and supports development of culturally appropriate intervention strategies for prevention of HIV/AIDS, substance use, domestic violence or other social issues facing a Tribe or community.! [CBPR]

Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning
This article is one of the resources available as part of the National Park ServiceHealthy Parks, Healthy People US” initiative. It seeks to raise understanding and awareness about how open spaces and natural places can promote the health and well-being of all species and the planet we share.  Human health focus areas of the initiative include physical activity, nutrition, social cohesion, and mental health promotion.

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