Funding for this research was provided by:
Mie University (Support Grant for Community Contribution Project)
Nabari City (Research Grant for Mie University School of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine Nabari)
Received: 9 May 2020
Accepted: 11 November 2020
First Online: 30 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Review Committee of Mie University Graduate School of Medicine/School of Medicine/University Hospital (No. 1767). The CAB members, participants in the group discussions, and questionnaire respondents provided written consent to participate in the study prior to start of our project.
: Not applicable.
: SI was employed as an endowed faculty member funded by the government in the region where the study was conducted, and YS received a salary from the city government where the study was conducted. Some members of <i>Akame Machijuu Genki</i> Project CAB were employees who received salaries from the city government, and some were members of community organizations that were partially funded by the city government.