Igniting the Power of Community : The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health

Igniting the Power of Community : The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health

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Igniting the Power of Community: The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health introduces readers to the pursuit and potential of community-based organizations and nongovernmental organizations to transform global public health. At a time of unprecedented challenges, economic crises, social inequalities, environmental stressors, emerging health threats, these organizations are initiating and driving change, often being the first to call attention to the issues and increasingly forging significant and sustainable solutions. Through concrete examples, success stories, and cautionary tales from experienced practitioners, Igniting the Power of Community demonstrates why understanding the roles of the diverse organizations of this sector is vital to anyone concerned with improving health and public health today. This forward-thinking book explains how citizen sector organizations work, their immediate and long term impact on public health, and the key players and business dynamics involved. With an emphasis on innovative approaches, it provides an "insiders view" into practical considerations regarding organizational structure, financing, and operations. A sampling of the coverage: The new era of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy Sustainability in international public health NGOs Front-line perspectives from both well-established and grassroots CBOs Faith-based organizations and public health NGOs and the military: evolving relationships in conflict and disaster zones Understanding the environmental health movement and its impact Project YEAH: a youth AIDS organizations story. Whether you are involved in clinical care, health research, public health programs, or policy development and implementation, this book provides key insights and skills, and will serve as an invaluable resource in working most effectively with and within these dynamic organizations. body>

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Details

Author(s)
Paul A. Gaist
Format
Paperback | 406 pages
Dimensions
193 x 260 x 23mm | 907g
Publication date
02 Sep 2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
2010 ed.
Illustrations note
XXV, 406 p.
ISBN10
148998500X
ISBN13
9781489985002