Community Health Advocacy / Edition 1

Community Health Advocacy / Edition 1

by Sana Loue, Linda S. Lloyd, Daniel J. O'Shea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306473909

ISBN-13: 9780306473906

Pub. Date: 12/31/2002

Publisher: Springer US

Health professionals are often confronted with situations that demand change, including a community's inability to access adequate health care, lack of disease-specific prevention programs, or legislators who do not understand economic and noneconomic impacts of a particular disease or prevention. In such cases, advocacy may be required to move beyond the status

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Health professionals are often confronted with situations that demand change, including a community's inability to access adequate health care, lack of disease-specific prevention programs, or legislators who do not understand economic and noneconomic impacts of a particular disease or prevention. In such cases, advocacy may be required to move beyond the status quo. This text provides a foundation for the initiation of advocacy efforts and for the evaluation of their success and includes topics such as: -Specific strategies that can be utilized; -Grassroots advocacy efforts including actual and theoretical models; -Formation and development of coalitions; and -Advocacy efforts in legislatures, administrative agencies, court, and the media. This valuable text will be of interest to public and urban health workers, social workers, community organizers, and legislators who represent communities in need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306473906
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Defining Community1
Ch. 2Assessing Community Needs and Framing Issues17
Ch. 3Organizing Community: Grassroots Activism37
Ch. 4Building Coalitions61
Ch. 5Legislative Advocacy77
Ch. 6Promoting Regulatory Change91
Ch. 7Using the Courts103
Ch. 8The Media119
Ch. 9Evaluating the Advocacy Effort139
Ch. 10Advocacy and Ethics159
Index167

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