New Haven has the second highest poverty and food insecurity rate in Connecticut. New Haven Farms (NHF) has been operating in the New Haven area since 2012, with a mission of using health promotion and community development programs to combat obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases. NHF hopes to re-establish a community advisory board (CAB) to integrate community members into the organization to inform program development and strategy. The objectives of this study were as follows: Describe best practices for building an effective CAB within a community-based nonprofit organization, make relevant recommendations for restructuring the CAB, make recommendations for using community based best practices within a nonprofit.
public health, food insecurity, health promotion, community advisory board (CAB), New Haven Farms, New Haven, Connecticut
Patel, Akshar; Hanlon, Kendra; Luo, Qingying; Finnie, Sheridan; Humphries, Debbie; Nunez-Smith, Marcella; and Hansen, Laura, "Implementing an Effective Community-Based Advisory Board (CAB) at New Haven Farms" (2018). Practice Based Community Health Research Reports. 20.