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Volume 2: No. 1, January 2005

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Border Health Strategic Initiative: Overview and Introduction to a Community-based Model for Diabetes Prevention and Control

This flowchart shows how the case studies and other articles within this issue of Preventing Chronic Disease relate to one another. Two papers describe the Special Action Groups that provide the “glue” that holds together the other five components, or target populations, of the Border Health Strategic Initiative: People with Diabetes, Providers, Families of People with Diabetes, Communities, and Schools. Arrows point from the Special Action Group to each of the five components. Each component represents a case study within this issue. Arrows also point from the Special Action Group to “Existing Partnerships” and “New Partnerships” to indicate that the Special Action Groups interacted with these two kinds of partnerships, as described in the text. The links below will take you to each article.

Special Action Group:
Bringing Health Policy Issues Front and Center in the Community: Expanding the Role of Community Health Coalitions
Joel S. Meister, Jill Guernsey de Zapien

The Border Health Strategic Initiative From a Community Perspective
Victoria E. Steinfelt

People With Diabetes
Diabetes is a Community Issue: The Critical Elements of a Successful Outreach and Education Model on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Maia Ingram, Gwen Gallegos, JoJean Elenes

Providers
From Research to Practice: Challenges to Implementing National Diabetes Guidelines With Five Community Health Centers on the Border
Kenneth A. Schachter, Stuart J. Cohen

Families of People with Diabetes
Developing and Adapting a Family-based Diabetes Program at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Rebecca Drummond, Ulrike Rawiel

Communities
Pasos Adelante: The Effectiveness of a Community-based Chronic Disease Prevention Program
Lisa K. Staten, Linda L. Scheu, Dan Bronson, Veronica Peña, JoJean Elenes

Schools
The School Health Index as an Impetus for Change
Lisa K. Staten, Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Victoria E. Steinfelt, Nohemi Ortega, Karen Halverson, Carmen Flores, Michael D. Lebowitz

Figure. Model for the Border Health Strategic Initiative, Yuma and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona, 2004.

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