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Advancing the Science of Community Intervention: Frameworks, Processes, Methodologies, and Outcomes

In October 2009, 150 key contributors to the field of community intervention science gathered in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss the current state of the field, its challenges, and possible solutions.

The conference had three goals:

  • To create a forum for discussing the frameworks, processes, and methodologies underlying ecological and systems perspectives on community interventions.
  • To provide an opportunity for networking among varied stakeholders relevant to the conduct, funding, and reporting of community interventions.
  • To develop long-range plans for sustaining work on the issues around which the conference was built.

The conference program, list of speakers and participants, and descriptions and power point slides of many conference sessions will soon be available.

This conference was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with additional support from a Center for Research Development in Population Health award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to Dr. Penny Hawe and colleagues to catalyze international collaboration on complex interventions.

 

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