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Essentials of Global Community Health

Author(s): Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH, Professorial Lecturer Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763773298
  • ISBN-10:0763773298
  • Paperback    274 pages      © 2011
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Essentials of Global Community Health offers current and future clinicians, public health professionals, and administrators a comprehensive resource on providing community-oriented health care.

This essential reference delves into the individual, family, social, and global determinants that shape a community’s health. Combining theory with practical application, Essentials of Global Community Health provides step-by-step guidance on interventions that promote health and prevent disease at the community level.

With 16 structured case studies that span the globe—from Cambodia and Chad, to Moldova, Israel, Spain, and others—Essentials of Global Community Health explains and illustrates how principles of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH) work in diverse settings worldwide.

Jaime and Rosa Gofin bring 40 years of academic and field experience to bear in this text by offering a complete framework for putting community health into practice.

Essentials of Global Community Health features

• A step-by-step framework for integrating individual care and public health
• A comprehensive resource on COPC and COPH
• Illustrative examples and summary tables, plus study and review questions to reinforce concepts
• A complete package of instructor and interactive student resources available online.

Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 3, 7, 13, 17, & 20 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

Applicable Courses

Introduction to Community Health, Introduction to Global Health, Community-Oriented Primary Care, Introduction to Community Medicine

Section  I  Principles of Global Community Health
  Chapter  1  Meaning and Definitions of Community Health
  Chapter  2  Community Health Interventions
  Chapter  3  History and Principles of COPC
  Chapter  4  The Methodology of the Community Oriented Primary Care – COPC – Process
  Chapter  5  Community Oriented Public Health (COPH)
  Chapter  6  Community Participation in Community Health
  Chapter  7  Integration of Health Services in Community Health
  Chapter  8  Epidemiology as a Tool for Community Health
Section  II  Global Application of Community Health: Case Studies
  Case  1  Developing Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Contemporary Rural South Africa: The Case of Stroke
  Case  2  COPC and Refugee Participation in a Humanitarian Crisis: The Chad Experience
  Case  3  Multi-Sector and Coordinated Intervention to Reduce Child Trafficking in Benin-West Africa
  Case  4  Averting Childhood Deaths in Resource-Constrained Settings through Engagement with the Community: An Example from Cambodia
  Case  5  Common Pathways: Worcester’s Healthy Community Initiative
  Case  6  Parkland Health & Hospital System: Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Action
  Case  7  Preventing Diabetes in American Indians: Cherokee Choices
  Case  8  The Health Commons: An Expansion of the Community Health Center Concept, in New Mexico, USA
  Case  9  Addressing Health Disparities in Hispanic Elders in the United States. A Community Oriented Primary Care Approach
  Case  10  A Community Oriented Multi-Sector Intervention to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reduce Violence in Moldova – Eastern Europe
  Case  11  Community Oriented Public Health: The Case of Catalonia, Spain
  Case  12  Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) – Atencion Primaria Orientada a la Comunidad (APOC) – and the Development of a Network of Community Oriented Health Services: The Case of Catalonia, Spain.
  Case  13  Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in Maternal and Child Health: The Jerusalem experience
  Case  14  A Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Program on the Control of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Family Practice: The Jerusalem Experience
  Case  15  The Healthy Municipalities Movement in Nocaima- Cundinamarca, Colombia: Academia-Community Partnership in Action
  Case  16  Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) in the Integrated Health Care System of Uruguay

Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH-Professorial Lecturer Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

 

Jaime Gofin,

 

 

born in Uruguay, got his MD from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and his MPH from the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a public health expert in community health and epidemiology.

Dr.Gofin is a professor of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

During 1975–2003, Professor Gofin was a member of the Department of Social Medicine of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, academic director of the MPH Program, director of the Hadassah Community Health Center and director of the COPC Teaching Programs.He co-directed the 1-year International Certificate Distance Learning Program on COPC (a joint program of the George Washington University and the Jerusalem School). Professor Jaime Gofin has developed COPC capacity programs in Portugal; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom; Washington, DC; Argentina; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Uruguay; South Africa; and Vietnam. He is a consultant and advisor for international organizations, academic institutions, and governments, including the PAHO/WHO; the Catalonian Health Department; the Medical School of the Universided de la República in Montevideo; and the Ministry of Health of Uruguay.He is a founding member of the COPC Working Group of the Catalan Society of Family and Community Medicine in Catalonia. He is also the chairman of the task force on Integrating Medicine and Public Health of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. Dr. Gofin has delivered lectures on COPC at International Health Organizations and published articles about the practice, teaching and evaluation of COPC.

Professor Jaime Gofin was the recipient of the 2007 Gordon Wyon Award of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) for his “outstanding leadership and contribution to Community-Oriented Primary Health Care.”

Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH-Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

 

Rosa Gofin,

 

 

born in Uruguay, got her MD from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and her MPH from the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an expert in public health in the areas of mother and child health, community health, and epidemiology.

She is an associate professor of social medicine in the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where she was in charge of the Mother and Child Health Unit, and the MCH clinic at the Hadassah Community Health Center. She is a professor in the College of Public Health of the University of Nebraska  Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Professor Rosa Gofin has published on the subjects of community program development and evaluation, mainly in the areas of mother and child health care, the conceptual frameworks of community health and its teaching, the evaluation of health services, and injury and violence in childhood and adolescence.

Professor Rosa Gofin has extensive international experience in service, capacity building, and research on communityoriented primary care (COPC) and mother and child health. She has served as a consultant for international organizations, governments, and academic institutions in the development of school health services and strategic planning for injury control and in the development of curricula related to primary care in schools of medicine and family medicine residency programs.

  • "As health professionals, we must broaden our focus and analytic capabilities regarding the problems that affect the people we serve. The strategic and practical partnership between primary care, public health, and community health is a good way to achieve this goal. Graduate students and professionals in the health sciences, and those who already have clinical and public health expertise, will acquire multiple concepts and tools for action from this excellent book that will enable them to improve their skills and translate them into their daily work."

    --Dr. Amando Martin Zurro, Professor of Medicine, Director of Residency Program on Family and Community Medicine in Catalunya

  • “Todos los profesionales sanitarios debemos ampliar nuestro enfoque y capacidad de anàlisis de los problemas que afectan a la población que atendemos. La alianza estratégica y pràctica entre atención primaria, salud pública y salud comunitaria es una buen camino para conseguir este objetivo. Los estudiantes de grado y profesionales en especialización en ciencias de la salud y aquellos que ya tienen experiencia clínica y de salud pública van a extraer de este magnífico libro mútiples conceptos e instrumentos para la acción que les van a permitir mejorar sus conocimientos y trasladarlos a su trabajo cotidiano”

    --Dr. Amando Martin Zurro, Professor of Medicine, Director of Residency Program on Family and Community Medicine in Catalunya
     

  • "Jaime and Rosa Gofin point the way. Public health physicians reared and educated in Uruguay, they draw on their own experience and that of their contributors worldwide to provide an accessible, authoritative inclusive and, above all practical, framework for global community health well pitched for professional and interprofessional undergraduate studies across health, medicine and social care."

    "...contributors from all five continents provide case studies, ranging from preventing diabetes among the Cherokee Indians to stemming child trafficking in West Africa, and from reducing infant mortality in Cambodia to promoting healthy municipalities in Columbia."


    --Hugh Barr, Journal of Interprofessional Care 25 (2011): 232-233.

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