The Handbook of Global Health Communication

The Handbook of Global Health Communication

by Rafael Obregon
     
 

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International in scope, The Handbook of Global Health Communication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the role of communication processes in global public health, development and social change

  • Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholars and practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range of communication
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International in scope, The Handbook of Global Health Communication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the role of communication processes in global public health, development and social change

  • Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholars and practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range of communication approaches in current global health programs
  • Offers an integrated view that links communication to the strengthening of health services, the involvement of affected communities in shaping health policies and improving care, and the empowerment of citizens in making decisions about health
  • Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyond conventional divisions between informational and participatory approaches

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118241905
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media , #29
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
3 MB

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“Obregon and Waisbord have assembled an impressively diverse collection of perspectives.  This book will challenge the notions and deepen the understanding of health communication of both the aspiring student and the seasoned practitioner.”
- Marc Boulay, Johns Hopkins University

The Handbook of Global Health Communication represents an enormous step forward in bringing health communication fully into the field of implementation science.  Its insights into the practice of health communication and its advances in theory are invaluable for any serious reader of health, communication, and development in the 21st century.”
- Ariel Pablos-Mendez, U.S. Agency for International Development

“The centrality of addressing the social determinants of health in order to achieve improved population health makes this publication a welcome and essential contribution to the training of public health professionals internationally.”
- Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Meet the Author

Rafael Obregon is Associate Professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies and Director of the Communication and Development Studies Program at Ohio University. He has taught and served as an administrator for the Program for Social Communication at Colombia's Universidad del Norte and has taught and conducted research in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He serves on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Health Communication. His research interests are health communication and development, capacity strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation.

Silvio Waisbord is Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. From 2002 to 2005, he was Senior Program Officer in the Academy for Educational Development. He has conducted research and lectured in Latin America and Africa. His areas of interest are journalism and politics, and the role of media and communication in development and global health programs.

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