Title

Capacity Building for Health Through Community-Based Participatory Nutrition Intervention Research in Rural Communities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Department

Community Health Sciences

Abstract

Since its inception, capacity building has been a stated goal of the Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative, a tri-state collaboration in the Lower Mississippi Delta to address high rates of chronic disease. Textual analysis of project documents identifies and describes strategies carried out to foster capacity building. Strategies to build community capacity include fostering participation, cultivating leadership opportunities, training community members as co-researchers, securing community resources, and implementing the intervention together. Incorporating capacity-building approaches in health promotion and nutrition-intervention programming in rural communities provides a means to enhance potential for sustainability of health outcomes and developed effectiveness.

Publication Title

Family & Community Health

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

175

Last Page

185