Community Champions

Adapting to Climate Challenges

Author: Hannah Reid,Saleemul Huq,Laurel A. Murray

Publisher: IIED

ISBN: 1843697998

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

View: 6744

The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?

Author: Wolfgang Gaebel,Wulf Roessler,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319278398

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 7669

This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.

Let's Do Some Planning

A Guide for Working With Groups to Accomplish Bottom-Up Planning

Author: Garry Cooper

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483564142

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 912

Let’s Do Some Planning fulfills a practical need when working with groups. It’s one thing to be familiar with planning concepts, and it is another to be able to apply or utilize these concepts in actual practice. This is a how-to book that provides step-by-step descriptions for a variety of applied planning methods and techniques. The descriptions are concise, include essential information to get started, and are practical platforms for the development of applied skills. One can use these skill sets in a variety of applications within communities and organizations of any size. Working with groups can be challenging, so several chapters provide what is often a missing link in understanding process designs and moving from good ideas to making good ideas happen. Each chapter independently makes sense, and collectively they paint a portrait that captures the dynamic nature of several applied planning concepts. The chapter on the technical audit additionally reduces many functional planning components into visual, bite-size pieces that make it easier to understand the complex interface existing between technical and interpersonal aspects of planning. The final chapters include reflections on the art and science of planning and bring closure to an informative planning journey that involves working with groups to accomplish applied planning.

Local Government in Australia

History, Theory and Public Policy

Author: Bligh Grant,Joseph Drew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811038678

Category: Political Science

Page: 445

View: 7580

This book offers a general introduction to and analysis of the history, theory and public policy of Australian local government systems. Conceived in an international comparative context and primarily from within the discipline of political studies, it also incorporates elements of economics and public administration. Existing research tends to conceptualise Australian local government as an element of public policy grounded in an 'administrative science' approach. A feature of this approach is that generally normative considerations form only a latent element of the discussions, which is invariably anchored in debates about institutional design rather than the normative defensibility of local government. The book addresses this point by providing an account of the terrain of theoretical debate alongside salient themes in public policy.

Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies

Author: Glenn Laverack

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351605461

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 3444

The book is exceptionally timely and will be of interest to many professionals, students and academics. I am not aware of any other book that covers this important topic. Glenn Laverack brings credibility and kudos having direct experience of health emergencies and seen as a leading academic thinker in health promotion. Dr James Woodall, Reader in Health Promotion, Leeds Beckett University Using specific examples to illustrate broader concepts, this text provides a solid introduction to health promotion in infectious disease outbreaks. Ella Watson-Stryker, Health Promotion Manager, Médecins Sans Frontières This book is timely given the current humanitarian and development scenarios in which health promoters and development communicators must work. There is a dire need for reference materials for practitioners which expand upon theoretical/scientific concepts and principles and provide practical, straightforward guidance to professionals working in the field. The increasing amount of public health emergencies, e.g. SARS, Ebola, Zika etc. require professionals to increase their preparedness to respond in outbreak or disaster situations and this book becomes a useful tool for needed action. Dr Erma Manoncourt, Vice-President of Membership and Co-Chair Global Working Group on the Social Determinants of Health, IUHPE, Paris, France. This is the first ever practical guide to the valuable role that health promotion can play in disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Over the past 20 years the number of disease outbreaks has increased alongside a significant role played out by international actors involved in emergency responses. The book comprehensively covers the role that health promoters have in this new and exciting field of international work including data collection, communication, community capacity building and engagement and rumour management. Part 1 provides a detailed overview of the role of health promotion in disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Part 2 directly addresses the role of health promotion in two distinct types of disease outbreaks: person to person and vector borne disease transmission. Part 3 covers the role of health promotion in specialist areas of work in disease outbreaks and health emergencies. Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies is essential reading for health promotion and public health students worldwide, as well as for UN agencies and international NGOs working in this emerging field.

Peyton & Eli Manning in the Community

Author: Matt Anniss

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622751663

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8582

Thanks to their record-breaking level of play, multiple Super Bowl wins, and numerous awards, Peyton and Eli Manning have become two of the most popular names in American football. This book chronicles the rise to fame of these football legends, as well as the ways in which they have used their success to give back to the community. Shots of the brothers in action—on the playing field and performing charitable work—and offset facts about their lives and careers help illustrate the hard work and responsibilities that come with great success.

Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration

Strategies for Digital Collaboration

Author: Albert, Sylvie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159904773X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 9362

Provides an understanding of best practices in building sustainable collaboration in intelligent community development.

Rural Nursing

Concepts, Theory, and Practice, Fourth Edition

Author: Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826170862

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 6753

The fourth edition of the only text to focus on nursing concepts, theory, and practice in rural settings continues to provide comprehensive and evidence-based information to nursing educators, researchers, and policy-makers. The book presents a wealth of new information that expands upon the rural nursing theory base and greatly adds to our understanding of current rural health care issues. It retains seminal chapters that consider theory and practice, client and cultural perspectives, response to illness, and community roles in sustaining good health. Authored by contributors from the United States, Canada, and Australia, the text examines rural health issues from a national and international perspective. The 4th edition presents new chapters on: Border health issues Palliative care Research applications of rural nursing theory Resilience in rural elders Vulnerabilities Health disparities Social disparities in health Use of rural hospitals in nursing education Establishing nursing education following disaster Public health accreditation in rural and frontier counties Developing the workforce to meet the needs for rural practice, research, and theory development Key Features: Provides a single-source reference on rural nursing concepts, theory, and practice Covers critical issues regarding nursing practice in sparsely populated regions Presents a national and international focus Updates content and includes a wealth of new information Designed for nurse educators and students at the graduate level

Service-Learning Essentials

Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned

Author: Barbara Jacoby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118944011

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 6241

Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.

Promoting Health

The Primary Health Care Approach

Author: Lyn Talbot,Glenda Verrinder

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579247

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 2366

The new edition will provide readily accessible material for public health educators and practitioners, in a number of professions, who are increasingly being required to address the challenges emerging from the inter-related impacts of the social and environmental factors impacting on health in an era of globalisation.

A Certain Idea of Europe

Author: Craig Parsons

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 5347

The quasi-federal European Union stands out as the major exception in the thinly institutionalized world of international politics. Something has led Europeans—and only Europeans—beyond the nation-state to a fundamentally new political architecture. Craig Parsons argues in A Certain Idea of Europe that this "something" was a particular set of ideas generated in Western Europe after the Second World War. In Parsons's view, today's European Union reflects the ideological (and perhaps visionary) project of an elite minority. His book traces the progressive victory of this project in France, where the battle over European institutions erupted most divisively. Drawing on archival research and extensive interviews with French policymakers, the author carefully traces a fifty-year conflict between radically different European plans. Only through aggressive leadership did the advocates of a supranational "community" Europe succeed at building the EU and binding their opponents within it. Parsons puts the causal impact of ideas, and their binding effects through institutions, at the center of his book. In so doing he presents a strong logic of "social construction"—a sharp departure from other accounts of EU history that downplay the role of ideas and ideology.

The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook

Author: Ronald G. Bialek,Grace L. Duffy,John W. Moran

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873897587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 451

View: 7803

Little in the current world is simple. Nothing comes in a box for us to add water and stir. There are those, however, who have been successful and who are willing to share their success. The messages in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook are from leaders, physicians, practitioners, academics, consultants, and researchers who are successfully applying the tools and techniques they share. The chapters are written to support the leaders and workforce of our public health community. This book, a collaboration between ASQ and the Public Health Foundation, is an anthology of chapters written by subject matter experts in public health who are successfully meeting client needs, working together to maximize outcomes, and expanding their collaboration with community partners to encourage better health within neighborhoods, counties, and states. There has never been a better time or a more needed one for us to harness the energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication of our public health workforce to make a lasting difference. By effectively using quality improvement tools and techniques, we can and will improve our nation's health.

Introduction to the US Food System

Public Health, Environment, and Equity

Author: Roni Neff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118913051

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 4904

A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today's US food system, with particular focus on the food system's interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers the core content of the food system and provides evidence-based perspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideas important to understanding today's US food system. The book is rich with illustrative examples, case studies, activities, and discussion questions. The textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educational mission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet, food production, environment, and human health to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public, and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment, and the ability to sustain life for future generations. Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food System include food insecurity, social justice, community and worker health concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, and ecological degradation. Presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system, crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging, consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts of food Examines the political factors that influence food and how it is produced Ideal for students and professionals in many fields, including public health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment, policy, business, and social science, among others Introduction to the US Food System presents a broad view of today's US food system in all its complexity and provides opportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiest problems and think critically about solutions.

A-Z of Public Health

Author: Glenn Laverack

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426179

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 6478

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the many definitions, theories and approaches in public health. It is an important book for students and practitioners who are interested in public health, and for those who are keen to improve it.

Healthy Brain Aging: Evidence Based Methods to Preserve Brain Function and Prevent Dementia, An issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book

Author: Abhilash K. Desai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700320

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 1459

This issue examines what is a healthy aging brain and covers preventive measures for succesful cognitive aging. Topics covered include: A road map to healthy aging brain; Cardiovascular risk factors, cerebrovascular disease burden and healthy aging brain; Healthy aging brain: Impact of head injury, alcohol and environmental toxins; Healthy aging brain: What has sleep go to do with it?; Endocrine aspects of healthy aging brain; Healthy aging brain: Role of exercise and physically active lifestyle; Healthy aging brain: Role of nutrition and nutritional supplements; Healthy aging brain: Role of cognitive reserve, cognitive stimulation and cognitive exercises; Healthy aging brain: Impact of positive and negative emotions; Dementia risk predictor. Are we there yet?; Potential future neuroprotective therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and stroke; Healthy aging brain: Importance of promoting resilience and creativity.

Local Authority Directory 2006

Author: Alun Llewellyn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446231524

Category:

Page: 368

View: 4548

It has never been more important for citizens and organisations from all sectors to understand and be able to access local government. So I am delighted to contribute to a Directory that aims to make life easier for people who want to find their way around our local authorities' "Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State for Local Government " SocietyGuardian Local Authority Directory 2006 provides a comprehensive guide to regional and national government within the United Kingdom. As well as listing local authorities, key government bodies and postholders and public services, the Directory provides an overview of the structure and functions of local government and highlights examples of change and innovation. The Directory lists all 468 local authorities in the United Kingdom and each entry includes: -full contact details; -names of chief officers; -political control; -constituencies and MPs. The Directory also provides comparative information showing population sizes and council tax by authority making this an invaluable resource for anyone working with or in local government.