Compare and contrast the four categories of community-based interventions.

In Module 1, you began your work as the head of the  Maternal, Infant, and Reproductive Health Task Force in Centervale. You  did this by learning more about adolescent pregnancy and the behavioral,  cultural, and environmental risk factors associated with this health  issue. In this assignment, your attention turns to community issues.  Your task force has representatives from several community  organizations. You know that in addition to your focus on an  individual-level change, you will need to provide the group with  information about community-level change to impact the adolescent  pregnancy issue in Centervale.

  1. Read the editorial entitled “Community-based Intervention” in which  the authors recommend four typologies or approaches to community-based  projects (McLeroy, Norton, Kegler, Burdine, & Sumaya, 2003).  Consider how each of these typologies might be applicable to adolescent  pregnancy prevention in Centervale.
  2. Download and review the “Demographic Background on Centervale.”

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  1. Prepare a memo for the task force on the following: 
  2. Compare and contrast the four categories of community-based interventions.
  3. Select two typologies to present as options to the task force and explain in detail how these can be applied.
  4. Identify one typology for recommendation, giving reasons in support.

Your final product will be in a MS Word document of approximately 3–4  pages. You should utilize at least 3 scholarly sources beyond the  course readings in your research. Your paper should be written in a  clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in  accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display  accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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Demographic Background on Centervale

Recent census data have revealed changes in the demographics of many states and regions throughout the United States. Centervale’s demographic shifts have mirrored that of the rest of the country, with a 17% decrease in the white population and an increase in Hispanics and African American populations.

Specifically, the population is approximately 67% white, 16% Hispanic, 10% African American, and 5% Asian or Native American. The population has a bimodal distribution with more of the population in the younger (children and teens) and older (age 60 and above) age categories than in the middle age group (40 to 50). This presents some important challenges for public health in terms of preventive care, screening, and healthcare for the oldest and youngest segments of the population. A growing number of teenagers has created problems related to teen risk behavior as noted in the case study.

Centervale Percentage


Total Population 161500

Age Distribution

Under 5 8075 5%

5–9 14535 9%

10–14 17765 11%

15–19 17765 11%

20–24 11305 7%

25–29 4845 3%

30–34 4845 3%

35–44 9690 6%

45–54 9690 6%

55–59 9690 6%

60–64 17765 11%

65–74 20995 13%

75–100 14535 9%

Sex Distribution

Male 83980 52%

Female 77520 48%

Income Distribution

Median household income 43160

Median family income 45568

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Demographic Background on Centervale

Per capita income 20817

Racial Composition

Latino 25840 16%

White 108205 67%

African American 16150 10%

Asian 8075 5%

Other 3230 2%

Population Distribution by Level of Education

Less than 9th grade 9690 6%

9th to 12th grade, no diploma 25840 16%

High school graduate, no college 48450 30%

Some college through professional degree 77520 48%


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