Essentials Of Global Community Health

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Author: Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH, Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH
Affiliation: Professorial Lecturer Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, W
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0763773298
ISBN 13: 9780763773298
eISBN: 9781449618766
Edition: 1st
Authors Jaime Gofin and Rosa Gofin leading authorities in Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Community Oriented Public Health (COPH) bring together their years of experience in this newest title in the Essential Public Health series: Essentials of Global Community Health. Your students will gain a clear understanding of the intersection of the individual orientation of clinical medicine and the population orientation of public health by examining strategies and case studies from around the world. As part the Essential Public Health series, the text maintains the same clear, learning-friendly format, making it perfect for undergraduates and students who have no previous exposure to public health, epidemiology, or behavioral sciences and for use in programs of nursing, health sciences, medicine, and public health. The book will stimulate learners to consider Community Health not simply as a technique but as a systematic approach for the identification of health needs at the population level and in the selection of relevant interventions to reduce health disparities. The COPC and COPH approaches are illustrated with 16 specific cases. Students will gain a clear understanding of the following competencies: The definition of community, including the family dimension and the characterization of a community in terms of the social, economic, and cultural dimensions. The continuum of health and disease within the community context, and its life course implications including the determinants of community health: environmental, social, economical, political, and cultural. The measurements of health, wellness and disease based on quantitative and qualitative methods. The settings for health care delivery, health promotion, and other resources including those outside the traditional health sector. How to plan for community health interventions including health needs assessment, priority setting, selection of evidence-based interv.
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