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Florence Nightingale wrote that the environment is the single most important factor to a person's health. This paper discusses the process of bringing public health nursing together with community members to implement a Healthy Homes primary prevention project that improves the environment for people living in the Rondo Neighborhood of Saint Paul. The Rondo Neighborhood has a high ratio of low-income people. People living in lower socio-economic neighborhoods have poorer health outcomes, partially because of systemic environmental conditions. The framework of this community engagement project is guided by Community Based Participatory Action Research to emphasize the value of community involvement in project development and implementation.


SC 11.MAN.2011.Haubrich.A

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