To Give Their Gifts: Health, Community, and Democracy / Edition 1

To Give Their Gifts: Health, Community, and Democracy / Edition 1

by Richard A. Couto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826514111

ISBN-13: 9780826514110

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (TN)


Democracy needs the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people. The experiences of the twelve creative community health leaders, which this book presents, provide excellent examples of innovative democratic leadership. To Give Their Gifts recaptures the neglected narratives of democracy. It places community and mutual responsibility for one another at the

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Democracy needs the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people. The experiences of the twelve creative community health leaders, which this book presents, provide excellent examples of innovative democratic leadership. To Give Their Gifts recaptures the neglected narratives of democracy. It places community and mutual responsibility for one another at the center of democratic leadership, explains health care as social justice, and asserts the belief that everyone has the "gifts"--and the right--to contribute to community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826514110
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: Democracy and the Crisis of Health Care in the United States1
Part IThe Practice of Community Health and Democratic Leadership15
1All People Have Intrinsic Value19
Native American Diabetes Program21
La Clinica del Pueblo33
2Cultural Diversity Is a Strength47
Healthy Powderhorn49
Asian Health Services59
3The Right to Self-Determination71
Health Resource Center for Women with Disabilities73
Westside Health Authority83
4Mutuality and Interdependency95
Southwest Georgia Community Health Institute97
The Ecumenical AIDS Ministry107
5The Responsibility of Participation119
Institute for Urban Family Health121
Salud para la Gente133
6Education, Employment, and Health145
Kids as Agents of Change147
Odyssey House159
Part IIThe Principles of Community Health and Innovative Democratic Leadership169
7Health: Communal Bonds of Social Goods171
8Leadership: Making Significant Change193
Conclusion: Retelling the Gift Relationship217
Afterword225
References227
Index235

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