Building Community Capacity: Minority and Immigrant Populations

Rosemary M Caron (Editor)
University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA028000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


Digitally watermarked, DRM-free.
Immediate eBook download after purchase.

Product price
Additional options total:
Order total:



For all of our advances in health care and achievements in public health that have contributed to an increased life expectancy, there still remain persistent problems in one’s community that are public health in origin. These persistent public health problems are well-studied from an academic standpoint, yet they evade a solution that is practical, economical, and socially just. These are complex, community-based, public health problems that disproportionally impact minority and immigrant populations. This book explores this topic in greater detail. Specifically, what have we, as public health academicians and practitioners learned when partnering with minority and immigrant community members to help them address persistent public health issues that affect them and their families on a daily basis? These are lessons that need to be shared so disadvantaged populations can build their capacity to address and solve persistent public health problems in their communities. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )




Chapter 1. Lessons learned in building community capacity: Minority and immigrant populations
(Rosemary M Caron and Joav Merrick)

Public Health Aspects of Minority and Immigrant Populations

Chapter 2. Policy and community partnerships as public health management tools for childhood lead poisoning
(Rosemary M Caron and Jessica D Ulrich)

Chapter 3. Developmental delay in children with blood lead levels between 5 and 9 µg/dl
(Edmond A Hooker, Marilyn Goldfeder, Jeff Armada, Monica Burns, Nicholas Lander and Aaron Senich)

Chapter 4. Environmental public health education partnerships: Successes and challenges
(Mary O Dereski and Lisa Pietrantoni)

Chapter 5. Tribal capacity building as a complex adaptive system: new insights, new lessons learned
(Michelle Chino)

Chapter 6. Against the current: Strategies for addressing public health concerns in a Native American community through partnership
(Joy Doll, Linda Ohri, Teresa Cochran, Caroline Goulet, Ann Ryan Haddad and Wehnona Stabler)

Chapter 7. Issues to consider when adapting evidence-based physical activity interventions with and within racial/ethnic minority communities
(Elizabeth A Baker, Freda Motton and E Yvonne Lewis)

Chapter 8. Promoting youth physical activity and health career awareness in an African American faith community
(Judy B Springer, Jeffrey A Morzinski and Melissa DeNomie)

Chapter 9. The relationship between diabetes, obesity and iris markings in African Americans in Montgomery County, Alabama
(Peggy Valentine, Jiangmin Xu, Tatiana Jones, Laila Haile, Myrtle Goore, Jane Smolnik and Marceline Egnin)

Chapter 10. Lessons learned from adaptation and evaluation of home visitation services for Latino communities
(Arthur H Owora, Jane F Silovsky, Lana O Beasley, Patty DeMoraes-Huffine and Ivelisse Cruz)

Chapter 11. Lessons learned from the Protección en Construcción (PenC) community research partnership
(Linda Sprague Martinez, Uchenna J Ndulue and Maria J Brunette)
Free Download Available

Chapter 12. Roles of Hispanic service organizations in tuberculosis education and health promotion
(Sue Gena Lurie, Stephen Weis and Guadalupe Munguia)

Chapter 13. Project Salud: Using community-based participatory research to culturally adapt an HIV prevention intervention in the Latino migrant worker community
(Jesús Sánchez, Claudia A Serna and Mario De La Rosa)

Chapter 14. Strategies for facilitating the recruitment of Latinas in cancer prevention research
(Monica Rosales, Patricia Gonzalez and Evelinn Borrayo)

Chapter 15. Success of “Promotores de Salud” in identifying immigrant Latino smokers and developing quit plans
(Natalia Suarez, Lisa Sanderson Cox, Kimber Richter, Irazema Mendoza, Cielo Fernández, Susan Garrett, Isabel Scarinci, Edward F Ellerbeck and A Paula Cupertino)


Chapter 16. About the editors

Chapter 17. About the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire

Chapter 18. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 19. About the book series “Health and human development”


You have not viewed any product yet.