Public Health: Improving Health via Inter-Professional Collaborations

Rosemary M. Caron, PhD (Editor)
University of New Hampshire, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Health Management and Policy, Durham, NH, 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: MED078000



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It is often stated that “it takes a village” to improve the health of a population. This proverb implies that it takes the work of many individuals, not necessarily from the same occupation or educational or social background, to achieve this goal. To improve the health of a population, a system comprised of educators, community leaders, public health and health care practitioners, researchers, faith-based leaders, municipal workers, and many others working, in diverse urban and/or rural communities, across the globe towards a common goal via evidence-based practice, policy development, education and health literacy initiatives, or a combination thereof, is required.

Interprofessional collaborations can be fruitful endeavors with respect to improving health at a population and/or individual level. However, if we examine these interdisciplinary collaborations from a development standpoint, not every professional is trained to work with professionals from other disciplines. How do we prepare an interprofessional workforce capable of working collaboratively? You will find some of the answers in this book. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Chapter 1 - Public health: Improving health via inter-professional collaborations (pp. 3-6)
Rosemary M Caron and Joav Merrick

Section one: Inter-professional education

Chapter 2 - Innovations in continuing professional education to foster effective interprofessional collaboration (pp. 9-24)
Linda J Mast, Ateequr Rahman, Bard I Schatzman, Diane Bridges and Neil Horsley

Chapter 3 - An interdisciplinary and inter-professional dual degree program for public health training in a new rural medical school (pp. 25-36)
Mark V White, Olapeju M Simoyan, Alberto JF Cardelle, Steven Godin, Elizabeth C Kuchinski, Erica L Townsend, and Janet M Townsend

Chapter 4 - Building inter-professional cultural competence (pp. 37-46)
Joy Doll, Ann Ryan Haddad, Ann Laughlin, Martha Todd, Katie Packard, Jennifer Yee, Barbara Harris and Kimberly Begley

Section two: Inter-professional case examples

Chapter 5 - A financial education program and health of single, low-income women and their children (pp. 49-62)
Kathleen A Packard, Julie C Kalkowski, Nicole D White, Ann M Ryan-Haddad, Lisa L Black, Kathleen A Flecky, Jennifer A Furze, Lorraine M Rusch and Yongyue Qi

Chapter 6 - Education program for single women of low-income and their children (pp. 63-72)
Nicole White, Kathleen Packard, Julie Kalkowski, Ann Ryan-Haddad, Kathy Flecky, Jennifer Furze, Lori Rusch and Lisa Black

Chapter 7 - An inter-governmental approach to childhood obesity (pp. 73-84)
Christine Bozlak, Adam Becker, Jennifer Herd, Andrew Teitelman, Judah Viola, Bradley Olson and Bechara Choucair

Chapter 8 - Peer teen advocates and increased awareness of human papillomavirus and vaccination among urban youth (pp. 85-94)
Denise Uyar, Staci Young, Sarah Tyree-Francis and Mary Ann Kiepczynski

Chapter 9 - Mobilizing a black faith community to address HIV (pp. 95-110)
Magdalena Szaflarski, Lisa M Vaughn, Daniel McLinden, Yolanda Wess and Andrew Ruffner

Chapter 10 - Public health and academic partners and how to address infant mortality (pp. 111-122)
Jennifer Mooney, Farrah Jacquez and William Scott

Section three: Inter-professional community work

Chapter 11 - Community wise: A group behavioral intervention (pp. 125-140)
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Lauren Jessell, Teri Lassiter and Ellen Benoit

Chapter 12 - Bridge to care for refugee health (pp. 141-152)
Ruth Margalit, Laura Vinson, Christine Ngaruiya, Kara Gehring, Pam Franks, Caci Schulte, Andrew Lemke, Joshua Blood, Tyler Irvine, Chelsea Souder, Deeko Hassan, Andrea Langeveld, Carolyn Corn, Thu Hong Bui and Ann Marie Kudlacz

Chapter 13 - Homeless adolescents and perceptions of health care (pp. 153-162)
Ricky T Munoz, Jeremy S Aragon and Mark D Fox

Chapter 14 - Community-centered design as a catalyst for change (pp. 163-182)
Peter J Ellery, Jane Ellery, John Motloch and Martha Hunt

Chapter 15 - Building a co-created citizen science program with gardeners neighboring a superfund site: The Gardenroots case study (pp. 183-202)
Monica D Ramirez-Andreotta, Mark L Brusseau, Janick F Artiola, Raina M Maier and A Jay Gandolfi

Chapter 16 - Bridging organizations in promoting health (pp. 203-218)
Paivi Abernethy

Section four: Acknowledgments

Chapter 17 - About the editors (pp. 221-222)

Chapter 18 - About the Department of Health Management and Policy, Collegeof Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire, USA (pp. 223-224)

Chapter 19 - About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 225-228)

Chapter 20 - About the book series ―Health and Human Development‖ (pp. 229-232)

Section five: Index


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