The Intervention Design Taskforce (IDT) is a dedicated group of community leaders and stakeholders representing 15 different counties in 5 Midwest and Appalachian states. It meets for biweekly brainstorming, problem-solving, and intervention development.
"...it is critical that CBPR efforts strive to understand the historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental contexts that have a significant impact on the communities involved, and work to improve the conditions that foster these health inequities. In addition, as elaborated here, it is essential that the cultural context of communities be understood and respected, explicitly informing partnership approaches to research.”
― Barbara A. Israel, Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health