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Igniting the power of community : the role of CBOs and NGOs in global public health

Author: Paul A Gaist
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
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Igniting the Power of CommunityThe Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public HealthEdited by Paul A. Gaist, PhD, MPHJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthIgniting 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Igniting the power of community.
New York : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2009926939
(OCoLC)320494422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Gaist
ISBN: 9780387981574 0387981578
OCLC Number: 663097161
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 406 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A brief history of CBOs/NGOs in health and public health / Julie A. Stachowiak --
From an idea to a sustainable organization : getting a grassroots CBO off the ground / Danielle German --
The importance of sustainability in international public health NGOs / Meaghan Smith --
Donor organizations : what you need to know / Kandy S. Ferree --
Philanthropy and the culture of giving : its beginnings, current character, and future expectations / Anisha S. Dharshi and Paul A. Gaist --
The freedom to innovate : the contributions of social entrepreneurs to the field of global public health / Beverly Schwartz --
Faith-based organizations and public health / Roland L. Santiago --
Disasters and conflict zones around the world : the roles and relationships of the military and nongovernmental organizations / Ramey L. Wilson --
Evidence, equity, and economics : lessons and challenges of the environmental health movement / Mary C. Sheehan --
On the frontline : community-based organizations in health research / Manchui Leung and Shobha Srinivasan --
YEAH : one story of inspiration and success / Alischa Ross --
The American Red Cross : delivering services and working with partners in the USA and around the world / Christy Feig --
CARE : the contribution of an international NGO to global health / Helene D. Gayle and Sanjay Sinho --
Health care for the homeless : beyond repairing the safety net / L. Louise Treherne and Jeff Singer --
Practical and pragmatic : strategically applying gender perspectives to increase the power of global health policies and programs / Geeta Rao Gupta and Sarah Degnan Kambou --
"Happy healthy muppets" : a look at sesame workshop's health initiatives around the world / Charlotte F. Cole, Jennifer Kotler, and Seeta Pai --
Working across sectors : preventing disease and promoting health through policy and practice / John M. Clymer --
Human trafficking and its public health implications / Emily Nykaza --
Healthy Carolinians microfinancing : igniting the power of the community / Mary Bobbit-Cooke --
Working across borders : transnational NGOs / Saul Levin --
Players and pawns : the current controversy with and clampdown on NGOs in Russia / Chris Cavanaugh --
Community-based organizations in the millennium : opportunities for growth, challenges to survival / Victoria A. Cargill.
Responsibility: Paul A. Gaist, editor.

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