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Planned Approach to Community Health: Guide for the Local Coordinator

From the abstract: "The Planned Approach to Community Health (PATCH), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners, is widely recognized as an effective model for planning, conducting, and evaluating community health promotion and disease prevention programs. It is used by diverse communities in the United States and several nations to address a variety of health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, HIV, injuries, teenage pregnancy, and access to health care. The PATCH Guide is designed to be used by the local coordinator and contains "how to" information on the process, things to consider when adapting the process to your community, and sample overheads and handout materials."