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1 Introduction
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... .2 Those reports describe a multisector system in which public health, health care, community-based organizations, busi 1 This workshop was organized by an independent planning committee whose role was limited to identification of topics and speakers. This workshop summary was prepared by the rapporteurs as a factual summary of the presentations and discussion that took place at the workshop.
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... An independent planning committee, chaired by Mary Lou Goeke and including George Flores, Kate Hess Pace, Melissa Simon, and Julie Willems Van Dijk, was charged with developing a workshop to explore the roles and potential of the community (e.g., resident groups, organizations, and diverse coalitions) as leaders, partners, and facilitators in transforming the social and environmental conditions that shape health and well-being at the local level (see Box 1-1)
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... The committee will identify specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda, select and invite speakers and other participants, and moderate the discussions. An individually authored summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.  ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKSHOP AND SUMMARY The workshop consisted of a keynote presentation on the power of communities in improving health (Chapter 2) , a report of a site visit conducted on the previous day by several IOM roundtable members to a local community-based organization, and three panels designed around the ­opics listed above, each offering examples of the challenges and t successes of their community organizing efforts.
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... • Participating in community organizing has a positive influence on the health of communities and individuals (Hess Pace, Marshall, Pastor) • School integration leads to improved life expectancy and mortality rates, improved health, and decreased trauma, stress, and obesity (Hill)

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