Essentials Of Global Community Health / Edition 1

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Essentials of Global Community Health offers current and future clinicians, public health professionals, and administrators a comprehensive resource on providing community-oriented health care.

This essential reference delves into the individual, family, social, and global determinants that shape a community’s health. Combining theory with practical application, Essentials of Global Community Health provides step-by-step guidance on interventions that promote health and prevent disease at the community level.

With 16 structured case studies that span the globe—from Cambodia and Chad, to Moldova, Israel, Spain, and others—Essentials of Global Community Health explains and illustrates how principles of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH) work in diverse settings worldwide.

Jaime and Rosa Gofin bring 40 years of academic and field experience to bear in this text by offering a complete framework for putting community health into practice.

Essentials of Global Community Health features

• A step-by-step framework for integrating individual care and public health
• A comprehensive resource on COPC and COPH
• Illustrative examples and summary tables, plus study and review questions to reinforce concepts
• A complete package of instructor and interactive student resources available online.

Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 3, 7, 13, 17, & 20 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763773298
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/14/2010
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 979,515
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


The Essential Public Health Series


About the Authors




Section I Principles of Global Community Health 1

Chapter 1 Meaning and Definitions of Community Health 3

Chapter 2 Community Health Interventions: Planning and Methods 23

Chapter 3 Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC): History and Principles 45

Chapter 4 The Methodology of the Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Process 69

Chapter 5 Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH) 93

Chapter 6 Community Participation in Community Health Care 107

Chapter 7 Integration of Health Services in Community Health Care 123

Chapter 8 Epidemiology as a Tool for Community Health Care J. H. Abramson Abramson, J. H. 139

Section II Global Application of Community Health Care: Case Studies 147

Preface to Case Studies 149

Case Study 1 Developing Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Contemporary Rural South Africa: The Case of Stroke Kathleen Kahn Kahn, Kathleen 151

Case Study 2 Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Refugee Participation in a Humanitarian Crisis: The Chad Experience Camilo Valderrama Valderrama, Camilo 157

Case Study 3 Multisector and Coordinated Intervention to Reduce Child Trafficking in Benin, West Africa Emilie Kpadonou Kpadonou, Emilie 163

Case Study 4 Averting Childhood Deaths in Resource-Constrained Settings Through Engagement with the Community: An Example from Cambodia Melanie Morrow Morrow, Melanie 169

Case Study 5 Common Pathways: Worcester's Healthy Community Initiative Clara Savage Savage, Clara 175

Case Study 6 Parkland Health & Hospital System: Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Action Paul Boumbulian Boumbulian, Paul 181

Case Study 7 Preventing Diabetes in American Indians: Cherokee Choices Jeffrey J. Bachar Bachar, Jeffrey J. 187

Case Study 8 The Health Commons: An Expansion of the Community Health Center Concept in New Mexico Arthur Kaufman Kaufman, Arthur 193

Case Study 9 Addressing Health Disparities in Hispanic Elders in the United States: A Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Approach Jaime Gofin Gofin, Jaime 199

Case Study 10 A Community-Oriented Multisector Intervention to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reduce Violence in Moldova, Eastern Europe Elena Mereacre Mereacre, Elena 205

Case Study 11 Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH): The Case of Catalonia, Spain Angelina Gonzalez Gonzalez, Angelina 211

Case Study 12 Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC)---Atencion Primaria Orientada a la Comunidad (APOC)---and the Development of a Network of Community-Oriented Health Services: The Case of Catalonia, Spain Goncal Foz Foz, Goncal 217

Case Study 13 Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Maternal and Child Health in Jerusalem Rosa Gofin Gofin, Rosa 223

Case Study 14 A Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Program for the Control of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The CHAD Program in Jerusalem Jaime Gofin Gofin, Jaime 229

Case Study 15 The Healthy Municipalities Movement in Nocaima, Cundinamarca, Colombia: Academia-Community Partnership in Action Ricardo Alvarado Alvarado, Ricardo 235

Case Study 16 Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in the Integrated Healthcare System of Uruguay Irina Giacosa Giacosa, Irina 241

Glossary 249

Index 253

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