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Public Health Assets in a Faith-Public Health Partnership
Transcript of Public Health Assets in a Faith-Public Health Partnership
Public Health-Faith Partnership
Public Health History & Origins
Public Health: Applied Science and
Build a shared language
Improve to Training of PH Practitioner- Scholars
Focus on Faith Communities
Teach about Decolonizing and Power/Privilege
Strategy to Drive Change
Beyond the Rhetoric of "Community"
Meaningful Multidisciplinary Partners
True Community-Academic Collaboration
New measures/ new lens
Advanced Mixed Methods
Origins of Public Health
Roots in social justice, social transformation
Embedded largely in government activities
Partners with clinical medicine
A Social Science
Relationship to other Social Sciences
Public Health = ACTION
What is Public Health?
Expanding as “health” becomes more broadly defined
ACTION: “collective” effort to identify and take action and address (Turnock, 2001)…composite efforts of people committed to these ends
Rigorous Research Tools
Lens is Community/Population
Concern is Social Factors/Social Interaction
Kinds of Data
Death data – Mortality
Birth data – Maternal and Child Health Data
Age of mother
Prenatal care receipt
Disease data – Morbidity
Health Behavior Data (Self Report)
Quality of Life/Perceptions
Institute of Medicine 2001
“Individuals and families are embedded within social,
political, and economic
systems that shape behaviors
and constrain access to resources necessary to maintain health…
Greater emphasis is needed on public health
interventions that involve communities, with the goal of
collectively identifying resources, needs and
Describing Disease States and Social Conditions: Quantitative
Relationship between variables/concepts
Nature of Relationship
Healthy People 1979 Risk Factor Epi
Understand Social Phenomenon: Qualitative and Mixed Methods
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Photovoice, photo elicitation, photo documentary
Attention to Community
As part of ecological perspective
Attention to social determinants of
Sustainable Community Change:
Social Justice & Health Equity
New Measures New Partners Needed
Health Disparities lens to Health Equity Lens
Social determinants of health
Asset identification/ capacity building
Understanding Social Factors
Cultural Health Capital
Prepared for Partnership
Prepared to inform and learn
Science-based, theory informed
Engaged field teaching for higher ed
Process evaluation collaboration itself is intervention
Public Health Toolbox: Methods
Public Health Models & Health Equity
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1966
Public Health Activists
Jane Adams Hull House
Wade Hampton Frost
shoe leather epi
...any modification of the conditions of life as they exist in a community...this requires more than a knowledge of the specific organisms of disease...it requires a knowledge of the community, the psychology of the people, their social organization...(in Lilienfeld, 1984)
conglomeration of organizations and institutions defined by function...with interest in improving the public's health (Turnock, 2001)
Community-health broadly defined
ACA-mandated Hospital Community Health Assessment
Community-based Participatory Research
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: Addition of Structural Factors
Ecology and Culture of Central Concern (Breman, 2011)
Most of our Epi history focused on infectious disease
What do you think of when you think of Public Health?
History and Origins of Public Health
Evolution of our Understanding of Public Health
data, methods, approaches
Current PH - Models and Essential Functions
Assets of Public Health
Public Health Partners:
What do you think of when you
think of Public Health?
Public Health is...
Why not EQUALITY?
is a particular type of health difference that should not exist in the population.
is a difference or disparity in health status that is systematic, avoidable and unjust.
is the absence of systematic disparities in health (or determinants of health) between population groups in a social hierarchy or with different levels of social advantage or disadvantage.
What did your friends/family think you were getting yourself into?