CINCH (Consortium for the Immunization of Norfolk's Children) is an urban coalition that was developed in 1993 to improve childhood immunization rates in Norfolk, Virginia.
CINCH involves diverse citizens and institutions in effective community-based assessment, planning, and action.
A needs assessment from 1993 found that only 49% of Norfolk 2-year-olds were adequately immunized.
Using this data, CINCH developed a plan focused on education and communication, support for at-risk families, increased access to immunizations, and improved immunization delivery.
After federal funding ended in 1995, members voted to expand the scope of the coalition to address additional child health needs and to broaden the membership.
CINCH is a model for a sustainable city-citizen learning environment that intervenes to « help families help themselves to better health. » The coalition is presented as an organization that focuses on community empowerment and development.
The stages of coalition development and implications for coalition implementation in other sites are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Immunisation, Zone urbaine, Taux, Evaluation, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Virginie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Immunization, Urban area, Rate, Evaluation, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Virginia, United States, North America, America, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0273074
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 27/11/1998.