Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines
- [edited by] Elias Mpofu.
- New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, 
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- 1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages) : illustrations
- Mpofu, Elias, editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Community-oriented health services : history, framework, nature and significance / Elias Mpofu, Abdolvahab Baghbanian, Jerome Bickenback, and Jessica Brooks
- Health policy analysis / Ruopeng An, Christina Huang, and Abdolvahab Baghbanian
- Economics of community-oriented health services / Tracy Comans, Erika Turkstra, and Paul Scuffham
- Ethics and equity in community health / Jerome E. Bickenbach
- The role of community health-workers in implementing community-oriented primary and preventive services across the lifespan / Bruce Rapkin
- Monitoring and evaluation of community-oriented health services / Elias Mpofu, Mary Lam, Ngonidzashe Mpofu, Ebonee T. Johnson, and W. Douglas Evans
- Environmental metrics for community health / Howard Frumkin
- Quality of community life indicators / Robert Cummins, Elias Mpofu, and Maidei Machina
- Community-oriented health services in low resource settings / Susan Williams and Kevin Ronan
- Disability, social inclusion and community health / Debra Harley, Elias Mpofu, Justin Scanlan, Veronica Umeasiegbu, and Ngonidzashe Mpofu
- Home-based voluntary HIV counselling and testing rooted in a community oriented strategy in low resource settings / Community Health and Disaster Recovery / Kevin R. Ronan, Barbara Kelly, Jeanne LeBlanc, and Susie Burke
- International immigrant and refugee health issues / Lisa Lopez Levers and Beverley-Ann Biggs
- Community-health interventions for people with developmental disabilities / Gloria K. Lee, Connie Sung, Laura Skotarcza, and Marcus Thomeer
- International trends in community-oriented mental health services / Alan Rosen, Paul O'Halloran, Roberto Mezzina, and Kenneth Thompson
- Epilogue : what matters in community oriented health services? / Abdolvahab Baghbanian, Elias Mpofu, and Zakia Hossain.
Grounded in a trans-disciplinary approach, this ground-breaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and wellbeing. It describes foundational community health concepts and procedures and presents proven strategies for engaging communities as resources for their own health improvement-an important determinant of individual wellbeing. It is based on recommendations by WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and on the premise that healthy communities are those with populations that participate in their own health promotion, maintenance, and sustenance. The book is unique in its integration of environmental and social justice issues as they significantly affect the advancement of community health.The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in US and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries.Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion boxes, research boxes, and case studies. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, community wellbeing and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together.Key Features: Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitionsIncludes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of healthDemonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnershipsPresents trans-disciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variablesIncludes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice.
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