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Resolving Community Health Challenges Through Public-Private Partnerships Community-Based Public Health: A Partnership Model edited by Thomas A. Bruce, MD, and Steven Uranga McKane, DMD

Co-published by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the American Public Health Association

Washington, DC, June 2000 -Developing meaningful partnerships with the communities they serve is crucial to the success of institutions, nonprofit organizations and corporations. Community-Based Public Health: A Partnership Model contributes to a wider understanding of how to initiate and sustain viable partnerships and improve community life in the process.

This book focuses on public health practice in communities, the education and training of public health professionals at colleges and universities, and public health research and scholarly practice within academic institutions. By doing this, the book makes how the work of academic institutions more relevant to the health challenges of people in communities. The experiences shared will provide a model for philanthropic organizations.

All public health educators, researchers, colleagues in philanthropy, leaders of community-based organizations will find this a valuable resource.

Chapters include:

  • History of the Community-Based Public Health Initiative
  • Rationale for a Community Approach to Health Improvement
  • The Educational Perspective
  • Policy Issues in a Community-Based Approach
  • Assessing the Community-Based Public Health Initiative: What Did We Learn?


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