American Medical Association, 246, 269, 271

American Osteopathic Association, 269

American Public Health Association, 406

Analysis and implementation cycle. See Community health improvement process

Area Agency on Aging, 231, 235, 237

Arizona Partnership for Infant immunization (TAPII), 433-434, 435, 437

Assessment

of community health improvement process, 17-18, 105-106, 175-176

of community health needs, 4, 28, 84-85, 89-93, 389-392, 428-430, 443-444;

see also Community health profile

definition, 109, 418 n.3

function of public health departments, 28, 44, 89, 91, 108-109, 173 , 379-380

of interventions, 103-106;

see also Performance monitoring

public health practice, 4, 28, 379-382

quality of care, 82

Assessment Initiative, 135

Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health (APEXPH)

analysis of health issues and resources, 95-97

approach, 84

capacity assessment, 113

environmental health addendum, 387

performance monitoring applications, 28, 142, 380, 381, 387, 406-407, 437

priority-setting with, 93

users, 85, 98, 381, 396, 428-429

workbook, 396-397, 406-407

Assurance

definition, 109, 418 n.3

function of public health departments, 44, 89, 99-100, 109

B

Behavior

adherence to treatment, 52

genetic influence, 52, 423

health status and, 8, 52, 56, 420, 423

individual, 158-163, 165, 264-265, 274

Behavior, as field model domain

breast and cervical cancer, 194-195, 203

community health profile indicators, 156-163, 165

depression, 212-214

infant health, 280-283

prototype performance indicators, 150, 194-195, 265-266, 274, 280-283, 303-304, 321, 327-330, 342, 348-350, 358

tobacco and health, 303-304

vaccine-preventable diseases, 327-330, 342

violence, 348-350, 358

Behavioral change

individual, 47

triggers for, 440

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 131, 135-137, 139, 159, 162-165, 197, 198, 208, 209, 213, 216, 220, 235, 267, 270 , 293, 366

Births, to adolescents, 161

Block grants, reporting requirements, 29, 81, 86, 101, 138, 147, 175, 375, 393

Blueprint for a Healthy Community, 108, 111, 397

Breast and cervical cancer, prototype performance indicators

behavior, 194-195, 203

community health profile indicators, 160

data sources, 202-204

disease, 191-193, 202-203

genetic endowment, 194-195, 203

health care and, 191-193, 202-203

overview, 189-191

sample indicator set, 196-200, 202-204

social environment, 195-196, 204



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