Diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Community health services can substantially impact the population health of a community and involve community members, researchers, and physicians working together to provide services that would benefit the community and that the community will utilize such as cancer screening activities, mobile mammography vans, and disease outbreak investigations.
Advice from authors on searching for information:
Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation. For community-based and community-specific health services, check local and regional health departments. National and state health departments can also be resources for future community health service implementation. While surveillance tools like BRFSS, NIHS, etc. can demonstrate impact in community care, they do not directly address specific work that can lead to those impacts.
Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:
Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:
May have some difficulty finding examples of community health service implementation for specific health services or services that are pertinent to selected communities.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator: