Coalition Building for Health: A Community Garden Pilot Project with Apartment Dwelling Refugees.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Refugees often experience compromised health from both pre- and post-migration stressors. Coalition theory has helped guide the development of targeted programs to address the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Using the Community Coalition Action Theory as a framework, a coalition was formed to implement a community garden with apartment-dwelling refugees. Outcomes included successful coalition formation, a community garden, reported satisfaction from all gardeners with increased vegetable intake, access to culturally meaningful foods, and evidence of increased community engagement. The opportunity for community health nurses to convene a coalition to affect positive health for refugees is demonstrated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eggert, LK; Blood-Siegfried, J; Champagne, M; Al-Jumaily, M; Biederman, DJ

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 150

PubMed ID

  • 26212466

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-0016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07370016.2015.1057072


  • eng