Food   Fitness Community Partnerships Book

Food Fitness Community Partnerships


  • Author : Laurie Lachance
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317237624

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Food Fitness Community Partnerships Excerpt :

This book describes many of the unique contributions of the Food & Fitness program including a number of early successes, drawing lessons from efforts to form and maintain partnerships, and from the strategies employed to create structural change in communities. This important study introduces the Food and Fitness community partnerships and their work to increase access to healthy, locally grown food, and opportunities for physical activity, in vulnerable communities across the United States. Established in 2007 and funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, the partnerships are increasing the capacity of communities to participate in policy and systems change to positively affect their health and well-being. The material covered in the chapters provide an illustration of how funders, grantees, and partners can work together to create sustainable change at the neighborhood level to ensure that all children and families are able to thrive. A range of studies ae looked at from the various initiatives funded nationwide to evaluation methods and results, and an explanation of the role of philanthropy in community development from the viewpoint of the funders. This book was originally published as a special issue of Community Development.

Canadian Community as Partner Book
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Canadian Community as Partner


  • Author : Ardene R. Vollman
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2020-11-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9781975141387

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Canadian Community as Partner Excerpt :

An essential community health resource for every Canadian nursing student, Canadian Community as Partner: Theory & Multidisciplinary Practice delivers an accessible, engaging introduction to the theoretical and practical foundations of community and population health — tailored specifically to the Canadian nurse. The updated Fifth Edition of this acclaimed text familiarizes students with public health and health promotion through the multidisciplinary Canadian Community-as-Partner (CCAP) model and includes realistic case studies reflecting a range of contemporary Canadian settings, empowering students to confidently meet the needs of diverse populations and develop into an effective community participant.

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity  4th edition Book

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity 4th edition


  • Author : Meredith Minkler
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781978824768

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Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity 4th edition Excerpt :

The fourth edition of Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity provides both classic and recent contributions to the field, with a special accent on how these approaches can contribute to health and social equity. The 23 chapters offer conceptual frameworks, skill- building and case studies in areas like coalition building, organizing by and with women of color, community assessment, and the power of the arts, the Internet, social media, and policy and media advocacy in such work. The use of participatory evaluation and strategies and tips on fundraising for community organizing also are presented, as are the ethical challenges that can arise in this work, and helpful tools for anticipating and addressing them. Also included are study questions for use in the classroom. Many of the book’s contributors are leaders in their academic fields, from public health and social work, to community psychology and urban and regional planning, and to social and political science. One author was the 44th president of the United States, himself a former community organizer in Chicago, who reflects on his earlier vocation and its importance. Other contributors are inspiring community leaders whose work on-the-ground and in partnership with us “outsiders” highlights both the power of collaboration, and the cultural humility and other skills required to do it well. Throughout this book, and particularly in the case studies and examples shared, the role of context is critical, and never far from view. Included here most recently are the horrific and continuing toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a long overdue, yet still greatly circumscribed, “national reckoning with systemic racism,” in the aftermath of the brutal police killing of yet another unarmed Black person, and then another and another, seemingly without end. In many chapters, the authors highlight different facets of the Black Lives Matter movement that took on new life across the cou

Solving Population Health Problems Through Collaboration Book

Solving Population Health Problems Through Collaboration


  • Author : Ron Bialek
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498763066

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Solving Population Health Problems Through Collaboration Excerpt :

25 Entering a New Era in Hospital and Public Health Collaboration for Community Benefit -- 26 The Role of Data in Precision Population Health -- 27 Solve Population Health Issues through Collaboration: The IDEA Model -- Index

Enhancing Communication   Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research Book

Enhancing Communication Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research


  • Author : Michael O'Rourke
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483323114

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Enhancing Communication Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research Excerpt :

Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, edited by Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst, is a volume of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art chapters on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration written by leading figures and promising junior scholars in the world of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration. Designed to inform both teaching and research, this innovative book covers the spectrum of interdisciplinary activity, offering a timely emphasis on collaborative interdisciplinary work. The book’s four main parts focus on theoretical perspectives, case studies, communication tools, and institutional perspectives, while a final chapter ties together the various strands that emerge in the book and defines trend-lines and future research questions for those conducting work on interdisciplinary communication.

Regional Equity Book

Regional Equity


  • Author : Victor Rubin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317292982

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Regional Equity Excerpt :

Regional equity as a field of scholarship, as an arena of policy change, and as a social movement has grown, diversified, and matured in important ways over the past decade. The fruits of that growth and development can be seen in recent federal and state policies, in the practices of many regional planning organizations, and in the agendas and approaches of countless community-based organizations and issue advocacy groups. As the field has expanded, a growing number of researchers have been tracking these phenomena: explaining how and why concepts of metropolitan development are being reframed; documenting the efforts to shape policies and diversify leadership; assessing where and how equity and social justice concerns have been brought into regional planning for transportation, land use, housing, public finances, environmental quality, smart growth, sustainable development, public health and other issue areas. This volume brings together analyses and commentary by some of the leading scholarly observers these timely developments. This book was published as a special issue of Community Development.

Bringing Leadership to Life in Health  LEADS in a Caring Environment Book

Bringing Leadership to Life in Health LEADS in a Caring Environment


  • Author : Graham Dickson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030385361

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Bringing Leadership to Life in Health LEADS in a Caring Environment Excerpt :

This edited volume, featuring five new chapters from invited authors, provides an updated and evidence-based explanation of leadership within a healthcare environment. The book discusses new insights garnered from recent research into the importance of leadership in health system redesign and highlights the practice of shared or distributed health care leadership. New chapters covering LEADS in a national, regional, Indigenous, health profession, and people-centred care context provide new insights into how LEADS is being put to work to transform health systems. The LEADS framework has been refreshed in relation to each of its different elements and tools, with an emphasis on providing real-life examples of how LEADS has been put to work. LEADS is also explained as a change leadership model and in relation to how it helps to level the playing field in terms of gender and diversity in health leadership. The book aims to inform the leadership needs of health reform and its emergent system wide challenges. The content is relevant to health care administrators and professionals working within the public service, academic institutions, and health care delivery organisations.

Business Retention and Expansion  BRE  Book

Business Retention and Expansion BRE


  • Author : Michael Darger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429509254

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Business Retention and Expansion BRE Excerpt :

Business retention and expansion (BRE) is regarded as the most practical and accessible method for economic development at the city, town, or neighborhood scale. This comprehensive volume centers on the belief that BRE is the top responsibility for a community economic development official. BRE is an asset-based approach designed to systematically strengthen the connection between businesses and the community while encouraging each business to continue operations and expand in the community. It focuses on the community’s existing businesses instead of those it doesn’t have. This book illustrates many different facets of BRE, from big-picture and theory to lessons learned about BRE from practitioners and academics with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. The authors demonstrate diverse ways of reaching out and responding to existing businesses. They explore several topics related to or at the very heart of BRE including: business clusters, entrepreneurship, community outcomes, business assistance, transportation systems, energy efficiency, business succession, and defining BRE success. These include research, program evaluation, and case studies. This book offers both theoretical and applied points of views, and will be of great interest to local practitioners, state/provincial officials, and students of economic development. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal Community Development.

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships Book

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships


  • Author : Vicki Hines-Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429799464

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Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships Excerpt :

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners. The book includes collaboration exemplars focused on education, health, information literacy and capacity building for populations that experience access and resource disparities. It highlights the innovative use of existing assets, environments and diverse professions to broaden access to resources and information to those in need. The strategies, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned that are described in the volume have application for a variety of settings and populations. Highlighting the key role that libraries play in guiding successful interprofessional collaborations with communities, Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships should be of interest to academics, students and professionals engaged in library and information science, education, health care, social services and community organizations.

Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice  2011 Edition Book

Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice 2011 Edition


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 4090
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464963407

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Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice 2011 Edition Excerpt :

Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice. The editors have built Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Youth Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Book

Youth Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention


  • Author : Andrea J. Romero
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319260303

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Youth Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention Excerpt :

This forward-thinking reference spotlights an expansive and inclusive community model for youth alcohol prevention as opposed to traditional individual and school-based group approaches. Focusing on a long-term intervention in a Southwestern border town, it documents the development of critical consciousness in an affected community, and emphasizes young people as crucial drivers of change in their environment. The book’s Community Readiness Model provides vital context for successful coalition building between youth, families, and community entities (e.g., schools, civic leaders, police) in reducing alcohol risk factors and promoting healthier choices. Given the severity and prevalence of youth alcohol use, this case study offers a viable blueprint for large-scale engagement in prevention. Among the featured topics: Integrating research into prevention strategies using participatory action research. Breaking down silos between community-based organizations: coalition development. Adult perspectives on nurturing youth leadership and coalition participation. Youth perspectives on youth power as the source of community dev elopment. Coalition as conclusion: tips on creating a functioning coalition. Community transformational resilience for adolescent alcohol prevention. Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention is both practical and inspiring reading for researchers and other mental health professionals in psychology, social work, and public health who work with adolescents, communities, and civic engagement.

Broader  Bolder  Better Book

Broader Bolder Better


  • Author : Elaine Weiss
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682533505

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Broader Bolder Better Excerpt :

In Broader, Bolder, Better, authors Elaine Weiss, of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign, and Paul Reville, former Massachusetts secretary of education, make a compelling case for a fundamental change in the way we view education. The authors argue for a large-scale expansion of community-school partnerships in order to provide holistic, integrated student supports (ISS) from cradle to career, including traditional wraparound services like health, mental health, nutrition, and family supports, as well as expanded access to opportunities such as early childhood education, afterschool activities, and summer enrichment programs. The book builds on nearly a decade of research by the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, a national initiative endorsed by more than sixty policy experts and leaders from across the country, and draws on the work of Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab. It pulls from case studies of effective ISS efforts in twelve diverse communities to illustrate the variety of strategies that can be adopted locally. A call to action that also provides examples of communities that are successfully leveling the playing field for poor children, this book offers a detailed vision for building—through field work, mobilization, and financing—comprehensive systems to prepare all children for success.

Healthy Communities Book

Healthy Communities


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858058383641

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Building School Community Partnerships Book

Building School Community Partnerships


  • Author : Mavis G. Sanders
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632209665

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Building School Community Partnerships Excerpt :

This current era of high stakes testing, accountability, and shrinking educational budgets demands that schools seek bold and innovative ways to build strong learning environments for all students. Community involvement is a powerful tool in generating resources that are essential for educational excellence. Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development. This sharp, insightful book serves as an excellent resource for educators seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for their schools and the students, families, and communities they serve. Schools can collaborate with a wide variety of community partners to obtain the resources they need to achieve important goals for students’ learning. Some of these partners may include: - Businesses and corporations - Universities and other institutions of higher learning - National and local volunteer organizations - Social service agencies and health partners - Faith-based organizations and institutions Work successfully with community partners to improve school programs and curricula, strengthen families, and expand your students’ learning experiences!