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The Resource Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines, [edited by] Elias Mpofu

Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines, [edited by] Elias Mpofu

Label
Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines
Title
Community-oriented health services
Title remainder
practices across disciplines
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Elias Mpofu
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Grounded in a transdisciplinary approach, this groundbreaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and well-being. 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 well-being. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization'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 U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. 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, and community well-being 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 coalitions; Includes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of health; Demonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnerships; Presents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variables; Includes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice.--
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Publisher description
Dewey number
362.12
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mpofu, Elias,
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  • Community health services
  • Public health
Label
Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines, [edited by] Elias Mpofu
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ocn897378689
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826198181
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897378689
Label
Community-oriented health services : practices across disciplines, [edited by] Elias Mpofu
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ocn897378689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826198181
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897378689

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