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Volume 2: No. 2, April 2005

COMMUNITY CASE STUDY
Capturing Change in a Community/University Partnership: The ¡Sí Se Puede! Project

This figure illustrates the relationships among intervention characteristics and intermediate and distal outcomes. In general, the figure reads from left to right. The six top headings read from left to right: 1) “Project Theory,” 2) “Intervention Levels,” 3) “Intervention Processes,” 4) “Intermediate Outcomes,” 5) “Outcome,” and 6) “Impact.” Under each heading, there are topics, with arrows pointing from left to right between each set of topics. Under the first heading is a single box, “Ecological Model.” Under the final heading is a single box, “Promote/Increase Healthy Lifestyle in Greater Lawn.” Along the bottom of the figure, a dashed line, “Participatory Research,” joins the first box “Ecological Model” with the final box, “Promote/Increase Healthy Lifestyle in Greater Lawn.”

Under “Intervention Levels” are three boxes, “Community,” “Family,” and “Individual.” These categories interact, indicated by arrows. Driven by social ecological theory and using a participatory research model the SSP project intervened on the community, family, and individual levels to achieve desired outcomes. Under the third heading (“Intervention Processes”) are three boxes: “Outreach,” “Capacity Building,” and “Health Education.” For each intervention level, outreach, capacity building, and health education interventions were designed to reach the six project objectives: “Increase Community and Family Linkages to Resources,” “Increase Knowledge and Awareness of Healthy Lifestyles,” “Improve Nutrition,” “Increase Physical Activity,” “Improve Self-management of Diabetes” and “Increase Access to Quality Diabetes Care” (each represented by boxes under the fourth heading, “Intermediate Outcomes.”) Under the fifth heading, “Outcome” are three boxes showing the three anticipated outcomes from the SSP project: “Increase Community Capacity for Health Issues,” “Increase Family Support for Health Lifestyles,” and “Increase Individual Self-Efficacy for Diabetes Prevention and Control and General Health.” Interaction between these three boxes is indicated with arrows. Finally, the outcomes lead to the final impact, “Promote/Increase Healthy Lifestyle in Greater Lawn.”

Figure. Logic model for the ¡Sí Se Puede! project, Chicago, Ill.

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