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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
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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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