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Building Health Coalitions in the Black Community

Building Health Coalitions in the Black Community

November 1999 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Examines a wide range of problems and issues associated with the phenomenon of coalition building for health promotion.
An Historical Analysis of Health and Collaborative Efforts in African American Communities
The Federal and Foundation Emphasis on Coalition Initiatives
Coalitions in Theory and Practice
The Urban Context

Coalitions Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use
The Black Faith Community and Public Health
Communities of Color Respond to Environmental Threats to Health
The Environmental Justice Framework

Rural Coalitions and Substance Abuse Prevention
A Case Study Approach

Sustaining and Maintaining Coalitions
Building Community-Developed Coalitions
A Practical Approach

Community Coalition Member Training


"An important book for African Americans nationwide; I believe it will make a real impact on the way we view comprehensive health care for communities of color in this country." 

Kweisi Mfume
President and CEO, NAACP

"This is a fascinating, lucid, and well-written book which addresses the important subjects of health promotion and disease prevention from an African American perspective. The text nicely integrates theory and practice relating to coalition building, and provides excellent case examples. Given the growing interest in the delivery of more culturally responsive care to our diverse society, this text should be of great interest to audiences that include patients/consumers, health professions educators, and policy-makers." 

Wornie Reed
Director of Urban Child Research, Cleveland State University

Ronald L. Braithwaite

Sandra E. Taylor

John N. Austin

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