Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain tells the story of how Latino Health Access developed its groundbreaking promotor model of peer-to-peer outreach and education in Santa Ana, California. Facing problems such as obesity and diabetes, their strategies, advice, and accomplishments will spark hope and change throughout communities. Also available in Spanish.
Easy to use and full of illustrations, the Workers' Guide to Health and Safety demystifies occupational safety to make it accessible to everyone. It provides essential tools to support employees, health promoters and union organizers in their efforts to create safer and healthier workplaces. The strategies are applicable to any factory setting, especially electronics, shoe and garment industries.
Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous. Also available in Spanish, Khmer, Lao and Nepali.
Health Rights Are Civil Rights situates health in the struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Jenna M. Loyd describes how Black freedom, anti-war, welfare rights, and women's movement activists formed alliances to battle oppressive health systems and structural violence, working to establish the principle that health is a right.
Everybody In, Nobody Out offers a rare glimpse inside the mind of Quentin Young, MD, one of the nation's most fearless advocates for a single-payer health system, as we follow him through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and his days as the head of Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Throughout it all, Young shows he's never been afraid of questioning authority—without losing his unbridled optimism—in his fight for health care equality.
In Comrades in Health, Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to international health. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, this collection aims to draw attention to the longstanding activities of progressive US health professionals and the lessons they brought home. Their involvement is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social movements, and global politics.
Jamkhed tells the story of poor, disenfranchised men and women who developed a sustainable community-based primary health care program in the town of Jamkhed, Maharashtra, one of the poorest parts of India. From a single village, the award-winning program has grown to over 2,000 villages in rural India and offers trainings both nationally and internationally. The success of Jamkhed shows that ‘Health for All’ can indeed become a reality.
On the Atlantic coast of Honduras live the Garifuna, an Afro-Indigenous people with their own language and traditions. Revolutionary Medicine covers what happens when they decide to build their own hospital — run on solar energy, in a community without paved roads or electricity — and offer an alternative to the increasingly privatized national health system.
Since the creation of the Venezuelan health mission Barrio Adentro, thousands of Cuban medical professionals have provided quality health care for some of Venezuela's poorest communities. Revolutionary Doctors gives readers a first-hand account of Venezuela's innovative and inspiring program of community health care, designed to serve, and largely carried out by, the poor themselves.
This collection presents a vibrant collection of stories from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more become political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity.
Training for Transformation is designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The set consists of three practical and easy-to-use handbooks that are useful for anyone working toward transforming society.
Training for Transformation is designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. This new volume is divided into easy-to-follow modules, which can be covered in any order, making it a practical and accessible workbook for community development workers.