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Measuring Community Capacity: Where Do We Go From Here?

Abstract: "Goodman et al. state that community capacity is one way of conceptualizing this potential to act. In their article, Goodman et al. take a step toward measuring community capacity by outlining and describing its main dimensions. The next step is to create a dialogue about these dimensions and appropriate measurement strategies not only among experts in the field but also among community members and outsiders who engage with communities to create healthful changes. The purpose of this article is to begin this dialogue by suggesting some questions to consider as the discussion moves forward."