Communities in Action

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

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  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 582 pages
  • ISBN : 0309452961
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Communities in Action

Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 27 April 2017
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also

Asian American Communities and Health

Asian American Communities and Health
  • Author : Chau Trinh-Shevrin,Nadia Shilpi Islam,Mariano Jose Rey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 03 April 2009
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This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American health from a public health perspective. It provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence the distribution of disease and illness in Asian American communities. The book explores the diversity within the Asian community with respect to health seeking behavior and knowledge, socioeconomic status, educational level, cultural traditions, and specific health care needs and issues. By examining the contextual factors that impact health, the book seeks to facilitate a

Gerontological Social Work in Action

Gerontological Social Work in Action
  • Author : Wendy Hulko,Shari Brotman,Louise Stern,Ilyan Ferrer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 December 2019
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Gerontological Social Work in Action introduces "anti-oppression gerontology" (AOG), a critical approach to social work with older adults, their families, and communities. AOG principles are applied to direct and indirect practice and a range of topics of relevance to social work practice in the context of a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse world. Weaving together stories from diverse older adults, theories, research, and practical tools, this unique textbook prompts social workers to think differently and push back against oppressive forces.

Online Communities

Online Communities
  • Author : Chris Werry,Miranda Mowbray
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall PTR
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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Whether you're a marketer, open source developer, political activist, or academic, chances are you depend on robust online communities. Online Communities brings together leading experts on online communities of every kind, commercial and non-commercial, sharing their experience and research on key issues.

Learning Communities in Education

Learning Communities in Education
  • Author : Barry Cocklin,Kennece Coombe,John Retallick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 April 2014
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Learning Communities in Education explores the theory and practice of learning communities from an international perspective. Covering primary/elementary, secondary and tertiary levels in a variety of educational contexts, leading researchers discuss: * theoretical issues and debate * processes and strategies for creating learning communities * learning communities in action The current experience of the learning community is examined with reference to case studies from England, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Australia. With comprehensive coverage of this much-debated topic and a careful balance

Israeli Community Action

Israeli Community Action
  • Author : Paula Kabalo
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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"When the 1948 Israeli War of Independence broke out, population centers were rocked by sniper fire, bombings, and roadside ambushes. As the fighting moved out of the cities into desert areas, private citizens and community organizations left behind organized to revitalize and restore life in their devastated communities. In Israeli Community Action, Paula Kabalo presents a vivid portrait of these civilians who strove to help each other cope with the realities of war. Kabalo explores how civilian militias were recruited, how

Ecoart in Action

Ecoart in Action
  • Author : Amara Geffen,Ann Rosenthal,Chris Fremantle,Aviva Rahmani
  • Publisher : New Village Press
  • Release : 01 February 2022
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"Compiled from 67 members of the Ecoart Network, a group of more than 200 internationally established practitioners, Ecoart in Action stands as a field guide that offers practical solutions to critical environmental challenges. Organized into three sections-Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations-each contribution provides models for ecoart practice that are adaptable for use within a variety of classrooms, communities, and contexts"--

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
  • Author : Graeme Johanson,Larry Stillman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 05 May 2009
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ICTs have become a very powerful community resource, viewed by many authors in this volume as two-way mechanisms, facilitating the perpetuation of and reflecting esteemed community values. The contents of this volume make it clear that ICTs have a huge capacity for incorporation into different forms of community action, including social change, community learning, community connection, and community development. Through studying the papers in this volume, readers can learn about multiple forms of ICTs and action and how action is

Democracy in Action

Democracy in Action
  • Author : Kristina Smock
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 01 July 2022
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In cities across the US, grass-roots organizations are working to revitalize popular participation in disenfranchised communities by bringing ordinary people into public life. This book examines the techniques used to achieve these goals.

Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources

Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources
  • Author : Stephen R. Tyler
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release : 01 January 2006
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This book synthesizes results from a 7-year program of applied research on community-based approaches to natural resource management in Asia. The 11 case studies featured illustrate how local innovations in participatory natural resource management can strengthen livelihoods, build capacity for local governance, and spark policy change. The lessons are derived from the application of a participatory action research framework that engaged resource users, local governments, and researchers in collaborative learning. They illustrate practical innovations to strengthen livelihoods through improved collective resource

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth
  • Author : Elizabeth J. Meyer
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • Release : 02 May 2014
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<I>Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth brings together cuttingedge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative children. Organized in three sections covering theoretical and clinical, educational, and community perspectives, the chapters specifically address issues and challenges in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as recommendations that are relevant for parents, families, practitioners, and educators alike. The result is a well-researched and accessible book that will provide support and knowledge

Community Health Workers in Action

Community Health Workers in Action
  • Author : Melvin Delgado
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 02 September 2019
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Community Health Workers in Action proposes support and expansion of the role of community health workers in meeting the health needs of marginalized groups in United States cities (although their potential reach is not limited to any one group or geographical section). Given the health inequities that continue to touch the lives of millions of people of color across the country, these professionals' efforts--which translate to innovative, community-centered responses designed to reach particularly vulnerable populations--are quite timely. In order to

Health Promotion in Action

Health Promotion in Action
  • Author : R. Labonté,G. Laverack
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 30 September 2008
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Globalization is reshaping the field of health promotion practice. In this innovative study, the authors outline health promotion's traditional concerns and argue that 'a policy of glocalization' (thinking globally, acting locally) can succeed in establishing health equality and achieving empowerment individually, locally, nationally and globally. Drawing on international examples across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, this study analyses economic policies and their link to health, particularly in relation to the developing world. Globalization affects health in varied ways and