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CommunityEngagementHealthSocial Support

A concept that is incorporated into health promotion interventions- which can be instrumental, informational, emotional, or appraising. Involves community engagement in the form of fostering a social network.

Reference: US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2002, Appendix 3, pg. 43