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The third edition of Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfareprovides new and more established ways to approach community building and organizing, from collaborating with communities on assessment and issue selection to using the power of coalition building, media advocacy, and social media to enhance the effectiveness of such work. With a strong emphasis on cultural relevance and humility, this collection offers a wealth of case studies in areas ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform. A "tool kit" of appendixes includes guidelines for assessing coalition effectiveness, exercises for critical reflection on our own power and privilege, and training tools such as "policy bingo." From former organizer and now President Barack Obama to academics and professionals in the fields of public health, social work, urban planning, and community psychology, the book offers a comprehensive vision and on-the-ground examples of the many ways community building and organizing can help us address some of the most intractable health and social problems of our times.
Meredith Minkler is a professor and director of Health and Social Behavior at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, and the founding director of the university's Center on Aging.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. xiii|
|Introduction to Community Organizing and Community Building||p. 5|
|Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City||p. 27|
|Contextual Frameworks and Approaches|
|Improving Health through Community Organization and Community Building: Perspectives from Health Education and Social Work||p. 37|
|Contrasting Organizing Approaches: The "Alinsky Traditionö and Freirian Organizing Approaches||p. 59|
|Community Building Practice: An Expanded Conceptual Framework||p. 78|
|Building Effective Partnerships and Anticipating and Addressing Ethical Challenges|
|Community, Community Development, and the Forming of Authentic Partnerships: Some Critical Reflections||p. 95|
|Ethical Issues in Community Organizing and Capacity Building||p. 110|
|Building Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Communities: Case Studies in Capacity Building and Cultural Humility||p. 130|
|Community Assessment and Issue Selection|
|Community Health Assessment or Healthy Community Assessment: Whose Community? Whose Health? Whose Assessment?||p. 153|
|Mapping Community Capacity||p. 171|
|Selecting and "Cutting" the Issue||p. 187|
|Community Organizing and Community Building within and across Diverse Groups and Cultures|
|Education, Participation, and Capacity Building in Community Organizing with Women of Color||p. 215|
|African American Barbershops and Beauty Salons: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Health Disparities through Community Building and Health Education||p. 229|
|Popular Education, Participatory Research, and Community Organizing with Immigrant Restaurant Workers in San Francisco's Chinatown: A Case Study||p. 246|
|Using the Arts and the Internet as Tools for Community Organizing and Community Building|
|Creating an Online Strategy to Enhance Effective Community Building and Organizing||p. 269|
|Using the Arts and New Media in Community Organizing and Community Building: An Overview and Case Study from Post-Katrina New Orleans||p. 288|
|Building, Maintaining, and Evaluating Effective Coalitions and Community Organizing Efforts|
|A Coalition Model for Community Action||p. 309|
|Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park, Chicago: The Challenges and Successes of Coalition Building across Two Organizing Traditions||p. 329|
|Participatory Approaches to Evaluating Community Organizing and Coalition Building||p. 346|
|Influencing Policy through Community Organizing and Media Advocacy|
|Using Community Organizing and Community Building to Influence Public Policy||p. 371|
|Organizing for Health Care Reform: National and State-Level Efforts and Perspectives||p. 386|
|Media Advocacy: A Strategy for Helping Communities Change Policy||p. 407|
|Principles of Community Building: A Policy Perspective||p. 423|
|Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis Procedure||p. 425|
|Challenging Ourselves: Critical Self-Reflection on Power and Privilege||p. 428|
|A Ladder of Community Participation in Public Health||p. 437|
|Coalition Member Assessment||p. 439|
|Community Mapping and Digital Technology: Tools for Organizers||p. 444|
|Using Force Field and "SWOT" Analysis as Strategic Tools in Community Organizing||p. 449|
|A Checklist for Action||p. 454|
|Criteria for Creating Triggers or Codes for Freirian Organizing||p. 455|
|Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Control at the Individual, Organizational, Neighborhood, and beyond-the-Neighborhood Levels||p. 457|
|Policy Bingo||p. 460|
|About the Contributors||p. 465|
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