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Community Interventions for Health (CIH): A novel approach to tackling the worldwide epidemic of chronic diseases

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Kathleen O’Connor Duffany,

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; MATRIX Public Health Solutions Inc., New Haven, CT, US
About Kathleen O’Connor
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Diane T. Finegood,

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
About Diane T.
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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David Matthews,

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford, GB
About David
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Martin McKee,

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, GB
About Martin
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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K.M. Venkat Narayan,

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US
About K.M.
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Pekka Puska,

National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, FI
About Pekka
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Karen Siegel,

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US
About Karen
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Denise Stevens ,

MATRIX Public Health Solutions Inc., New Haven, CT, US
About Denise
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Fiona Wong,

MATRIX Public Health Solutions Inc., New Haven, CT, US
About Fiona
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Mark Woodward,

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, US
About Mark
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Derek Yach

PepsiCo, Purchase, NY, US
About Derek
On behalf of the CIH Investigators [Beatriz M. Champagne (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, USA), Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India), Hassen Ghannem (Community & Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia and Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached), Liming Lee (Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College and Professor at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China), Jorge Ramírez Hernández (InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Mexico), Dov Tamir (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel), KR Thankappan (Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India)]. Expert Panel [Samira Asma (Global Tobacco Control, CDC, US), Tom Gaziano (Harvard University, USA), William Haskell (Stanford Prevention Research Center, USA), Vicki Lambert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Victor Matsudo (Centro de Estudios del Laboratorio de Aptitud Física de São Caetano do Sul, Brazil), Carlos Monteiro (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Rachel Nugent (Center for Global Development, USA), Pirjo Pietinen (National Public Health Institute, Finland), Michael Pratt (WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC, USA), Nigel Unwin (Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK)].
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Abstract

Community Interventions for Health (CIH) is a 3 year pilot study focusing on testing chronic disease prevention activities in developing country settings. CIH uses structural interventions and community mobilization, supported by health education and social marketing/media. The activities of CIH are pervasive throughout defined community settings using schools, work places, health care settings, and the community at large to create sustainable change. CIH seeks to: (1) assess the impact of the interventions on individuals and on the community, (2) assess the best methods for intervention implementation, (3) identify adaptations needed for global replication, and (4) identify community-specific barriers and facilitators to change. Additionally, the CIH study provides the larger medical and public health community with research and evaluation tools and methodology, including context assessment manuals, environmental scan tools and processes, and adaptations for developing country settings. CIH is building a large dataset of common measures across countries that may be used to inform local and national policies and practices. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a several year planning process that includes a theoretical framework and study design that highlights the key elements of conducting complex community interventions in developing country settings.

How to Cite: Duffany KO, Finegood DT, Matthews D, McKee M, Venkat Narayan KM, Puska P, et al.. Community Interventions for Health (CIH): A novel approach to tackling the worldwide epidemic of chronic diseases. Global Heart. 2011;6(2):47–56. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvdpc.2011.02.005
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Published on 01 Jun 2011.

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