Methods for Fostering a Community Academic Partnership in a Firefighter Community

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Objectives: To describe how a community academic partnership (CAP) created a cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention program for firefighters. Methods: Principles of community based participatory research (CBPR) were integrated with intervention mapping (IM) to guide the development of a physical activity program. Results: Key elements of the CAP program include instituting annual CVD screenings; creating a department-wide program and a pilot intervention for high-risk firefighters; training firefighters to become peer health mentors; improving access to physical activity equipment; instituting policy to promote physical activity, and validating instrumentation for assessing cardiorespiratory fitness. Conclusions: Integrating CBPR with IM was an efficacious approach for engaging firefighters in research for developing an ecological approach to cardiovascular health in firefighters.


Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. 2: Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 3: Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 4: Alachua County Fire Rescue, Alachua County, FL, USA

Publication date: November 1, 2013

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