ISBN-10:
0826108016
ISBN-13:
9780826108012
Pub. Date:
08/06/2012
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Community Engagement, Organization, and Development for Public Health Practice

Community Engagement, Organization, and Development for Public Health Practice

by Frederick Murphy MSPHyg, MPIA
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Overview

In this practical text, public health students and practitioners will learn the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to create successful community public health campaigns. Emphasizing nontraditional approaches and partnerships, and the need to readjust traditional strategies, it discusses organization and development methods optimal for public health practice, including public health ethics, faith-based initiatives in community health, community assessment and measurement methods, coalition building, frameworks for developing health policy, and more. This textbook addresses work in at-risk and diverse communities, and stresses the impact of urban change on the community engagement, organization, and development process. It also discusses the methodologies and theoretical frameworks underlying successful community organizing and development.

The multidisciplinary public health scholars and practitioners contributing to this work identify the skills required to both analyze the health and health care delivery challenges of underserved communities, and to understand the social, cultural, environmental, and economic determinants of health and illness. The book includes a wealth of practical approaches and case studies drawn from the authors' real-life experiences in developing successful community health campaigns. PowerPoint slides and case study exercises for each chapter accompany the text for instructor's use

Key Features:



• Disseminates the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to community public health campaigns
• Provides real-life examples of methods and strategies used in engaging, organizing, and empowering community residents
• Discusses community organization approaches and the methodologies and frameworks underlying them
• Emphasizes the impact of urban change on the future of community organization and development process
• Written and edited by contributors with a wealth of practical and academic experience

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826108012
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/06/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 666,017
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frederick Murphy, MSPHyg, MPIA, is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Georgia State University, College of Health and Human Science. Mr. Murphy presently holds the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), where he has served (active and inactive reserve) as a Commissioned Corp Officer since 1978. Mr. Murphy completed his undergraduate studies at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama and his graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health and School of Public and International Affairs. He also received post graduate training at Harvard and Georgia State Universities. Mr. Murphy, for more than 14 years, served as a Project Officer and Human Subject Contact at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga., and has more than 30 years of experience in the area of community health. His previous positions include Community Health and Preventive Medicine Organizer for at Morehouse School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Southeastern Primary Care Consortium/Area Health Education Center. He is currently the Director of Life Long Health Inc., a community-based non-profit organization in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Murphy is the author and co-author of several book chapters and articles on public and community health in numerous public health journals.

Table of Contents

Contents

Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments


I: ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PRACTICE


1. Fundamental Core Concepts in the Community Engagement,
Organization, and Development Process

2. Defining Community Boundaries and Conducting Community Assessments: CEOD Methods and Practices

3. Ethics and Servant Leadership in Public Health Practice

4. Culture Competency and CEOD Process: Immigrant Populations, Health Care, Public Health, and Community

II: COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS


5. Academic–Community Partnerships for CEOD

6. Engaging the Faith-Based Community in the CEOD Process

7. Capacity Building and the Role of Community Health Workers in CEOD

8. Engaging and Organizing Rural Communities for Public Health Practice

III: COMMUNITY HEALTH POLICY ISSUES


9. Ensuring Environmental Health and Justice in Communities of Concern

10. Using Conceptual Frameworks in Health Policymaking: A Guide for CEOD

11. Advancing Health Equity Through Public Health Policies Noble Maseru Background

12. Using the Power of Media to Influence Health Policy and Politics in CEOD

IV: CURRENT AND FUTURE COMMUNITY ISSUES


13. Community Resilience, Disasters, and the Public’s Health

14. Evaluating the Community-Engaged Organization

15. Organizing Communities for Public Health Practice–2050:
A Futuristic Perspective

Index

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