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ERIC Number: ED515069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 260
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5792-2241-3
Promoting Health and Wellness in Underserved Communities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series
Pelham, Anabel, Ed.; Sills, Elizabeth, Ed.; Eisman, Gerald S., Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Starting from the premise that the health status, vulnerability to accidents and disease, and life spans are determined by the organization, delivery, and financing (or lack thereof) of health care, this book explores how educators and community caretakers teach the complex web of inter-connection between the micro level of individual health and well-being and the macro level of larger social structures. Through the lenses of courses in anthropology, ESL (English as a Second Language), gerontology, management information systems, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and sociology, the contributors offer examples of intergenerational and interdisciplinary practice, and share cutting-edge academic creativity to model how to employ community service learning to promote social change. This book includes a Foreword by Robert A. Corrigan and is divided into three sections. Section I, "Models Of Community Engagement", includes: (1) Reaffirming The Role Of Service Learning In Public Health Curricula (Veronica Acosta-Deprez and Tony Sinay); (2) Connections Across Generations: Dialogue Groups Bridge The Generation Gap (Madeleine Rose); (3) Preparing Future Nurses For A Life Of Civic Engagement: The Disaster Preparedness For Vulnerable Populations Project (Lynette Landry and Harvey Davis); and (4) Cultivating Healthy Habits: Food, Gardens, and Community-Based Learning (Debora Hammond). Section II, "Cross-Cultural Competencies", includes: (5) Immigrant Health Literacy: Reaching Across Languages, Cultures, and Disciplines In Service (Daryl M. Gordon, Maricel G. Santos, and Gail Weinstein); (6) Community-Based Health Needs Assessments With Culturally Distinct Populations (Joachim O. F. Reimann and Dolores I. Rodri'Guez-Reimann); (7) The Role Of Community-Based Participatory Research, Civic Engagement, and Service Learning In Reducing Health Disparities Community Health Theaters (Helda Pinzon-Perez); and (8) Teaching Public Health Security Through Community-Based and Case-Based Learning (Louise Gresham, Sonja Ingmanson, and Susan Cheng). Section III, "Community Partnerships", includes: (9) From Projects To Partnership: Using Ethnography To Engage Students (Charles N. Darrah and Katie Plante Smith); (10) The Accidental Service Learner: The Role Of Graduate Education In Community Service Learning (Jonathan Sills); (11) The Economy Of Abundance: Developing Service Learning On A Grand Scale In A Rapidly Changing Environment (Kathleen M. Roe, Andrea Nance, Alvin Galang, Anna Bingham, German Blanco, Ryan Duhe, and Kenneth Lee); (12) Using Service Learning To Teach Community Nutrition (Marjorie Freedman); and (13) Affecting Community Wellness With Technology and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration (Malu Roldan).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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