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Communities, Schools and the Diffusion of Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Messages: Experiences and the Results of the Kilkenny Health Project (NIRSA) Working Paper Series No. 48

Murray, Peter (2009) Communities, Schools and the Diffusion of Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Messages: Experiences and the Results of the Kilkenny Health Project (NIRSA) Working Paper Series No. 48. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between 1985 and 1992 County Kilkenny was the site of an evaluated community intervention project which aimed to reduce the population's heart disease burden by promoting the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. One form taken by this intervention was work within primary and second level schools as well as with community groups and adult education providers. This paper analyses data collected in the project’s termination survey on the direct awareness impact on adult respondents of interventions undertaken in collaboration with community groups and/or adult education providers. It also examines the indirect awareness impact on adult respondents of the project’s school-based activities The findings are discussed in the light of the set of national health strategy statements published by the Department of Health after the completion of the Kilkenny project.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Communities; Schools; Health; Healthy lifestyle; Kilkenny; Ireland; NIRSA.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 1526
Depositing User: NIRSA Editor
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 15:45
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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