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Health assets in a global context : itheory, methods, action

Author: Antony Morgan; Maggie Davies; Erio Ziglio
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book exposes the prevailing deficit model of assessing health needs, which puts disadvantaged communities on the defensive and ignores their potential strengths. The book offers rationales and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Morgan; Maggie Davies; Erio Ziglio
ISBN: 9781441959201 1441959203 9781441959218 1441959211
OCLC Number: 758089798
Notes: Índices.
Description: XXXVIII, 362 p. : il
Contents: Conceptualising the Notion of Health Assets.- Revitalising the Public Health Evidence Base: An Asset Model.- A Salutogenic Approach to Tackling Health Inequalities.- A Theoretical Model of Assets: The Link Between Biology and the Social Structure.- Asset Mapping in Communities.- Assets Based Interventions: Evaluating and Synthesizing Evidence of the Effectiveness of the Assets Based Approach to Health Promotion.- Building an Evidence Base on Assets and Health.- Resilience as an Asset for Healthy Development.- How to Assess Resilience: Reflections on a Measurement Model.- Measuring Children's Well-Being: Some Problems and Possibilities.- The Relationship Between Health Assets, Social Capital and Cohesive Communities.- Health Assets in Action.- Community Empowerment and Health Improvement: The English Experience.- Strengthening the Assets of Women Living in Disadvantaged Situations: The German Experience.- Sustainable Community-Based Health and Development Programs in Rural India.- The Application and Evaluation of an Assets-Based Model in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Experience with the Healthy Settings Approach.- Parents and Communities' Assets to Control Under-Five Child Malaria in Rural Benin, West Africa.- Health Assets and Public Policy.- Strengthening Asset Focused Policy Making in Hungary.- How Forms of Social Capital Can Be an Asset for Promoting Health Equity.- Internal and External Assets and Romanian Adolescents' Health: An Evidence-Based Approach to Health Promoting Schools Policy.- Bringing It All Together: The Salutogenic Response to Some of the Most Pertinent Public Health Dilemmas.
Responsibility: Antony Morgan, Maggie Davies, Erio Ziglio, editors.


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