Community Health Advocacy

ISBN-10: 0306473909
ISBN-13: 9780306473906
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 171
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 6.996

Health professionals are often confronted with situations that demand change, including a community's inability to access adequate health care, lack of disease-specific prevention programs, or legislators who do not understand economic and noneconomic impacts of a particular disease or prevention. In such cases, advocacy may be required to move beyond the status quo . This text provides a foundation for the initiation of advocacy efforts and for the evaluation of their success and includes topics such as: -Specific strategies that can be utilized; -Grassroots advocacy efforts including actual and theoretical models; -Formation and development of coalitions; and -Advocacy efforts in legislatures, administrative agencies, court, and the media. This valuable text will be of interest to public and urban health workers, social workers, community organizers, and legislators who represent communities in need.

Defining Community
Sociology
Psychology
Anthropology
Communitarian Philosophy
Public Health
Defining Community in Practice
Syringe Exchange in San Diego County, 1998-2001
Discussion Questions
References
Assessing Community Needs and Framing Issues
Definitions
What Is "Need"?
Conducting a Needs Assessment
Framing the Issue
Case Study
Discussion Questions
References
Organizing Community: Grassroots Activism
Basic Concepts and Definitions
Theoretical Models of Community Organizing
Community Mobilization
Strategies for Community Organizing and Mobilization
The Cycle of Organizing and Mobilization
Grassroots Advocacy in Action
ACT UP
Discussion Questions
References
Building Coalitions
What Are Community Coalitions?
Strategies for the Formation of Multi-Level Coalitions
Coalitions in Action
A Coalition in Action: The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
Discussion Questions
References
Legislative Advocacy
The Legal System: An Overview
Legislatures
Legislative Advocacy in Action
Discussion Questions
References
Promoting Regulatory Change
Administrative Agencies
Influencing Agency Rulemaking
Discussion Questions
References
Using the Courts
The Structure of the Court System
The Lawsuit As Advocacy
Advocacy in the Courts: Case Studies
Discussion Questions
References
The Media
Influence of the Media
Proactively Using the Media: Media Advocacy
Techniques and Strategies for Media Advocacy
Media Advocacy in Action: Case Study
Discussion Questions
References
Evaluating the Advocacy Effort
The Evaluation Framework
Media Advocacy
Community-Wide Interventions
Evaluating Syringe Exchange Advocacy Efforts
Discussion Questions
References
Advocacy and Ethics
Advocacy and Ethics: Are the Two Compatible?
Defining Community
Community Consent
Unanticipated Consequences
Conflicts of Interest
Discussion Questions
References
Index

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