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Health Promot Int. 2013 Jun;28(2):257-68. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dar093. Epub 2012 Jan 6.

Community Health and the Built Environment: examining place in a Canadian chronic disease prevention project.

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  • 1Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, 5-10, 8303-112 St, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada. candace.nykiforuk@ualberta.ca

Abstract

The Community Health and the Built Environment (CHBE) project investigated the role of place in interventions for chronic disease prevention in order to identify contextual factors that may foster or inhibit intervention success. This paper presents a project model comprising objective-outsider and subjective-insider perspectives in a multi-method, community-based participatory research approach with an emphasis on knowledge exchange. The collaborative process generated valuable lessons concerning effective conduct of community-based research. The CHBE project model contributes a mechanism for investigating how place influences health behaviours and the outcomes of health promotion interventions.

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built environment; community-based participatory research; health promotion; knowledge exchange

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