Community Health

Programs designed to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities, or to organize efforts to address health issues such as obesity, substance misuse, or stress. This would include efforts to gather information about the incidence of health conditions and efforts to create partnerships and coalitions to address issues and change or create policy that affects health outcomes. Audiences include public sector health organizations, community advocates and leaders, private sector health care providers, and individuals.

Example program topics: community support for healthy infrastructure; planning to organize community level responses to health issues; understanding and documenting health conditions or health disparities; addressing health related policy

This is the guidebook and explanation of the Community First Impressions program. The WVU Extension Service has been conducting this program since the late 1990s.