Community Health Narratives

Community Health Narratives

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Mark struggled at school and became depressed because he was bullied. Ana Maria feared leaving her home after dark due to gun violence. Mario and his family benefited from an intervention to prevent the spread of avian flu in his village. Health problems like these affect not only individuals but also families and communities. These examples suggest how community health is realized in peoplesa€™ lives and affects people living in the same place who share similar beliefs and values. For example, feeling safe within onea€™s community is an essential part of living a healthy life. The narratives in this book explore a wide range of topicsa€”social ties, gender and sexuality, mental illness, violence, prevention, and health-care accessa€”that shape community health. Featuring a€œCommunities in Actiona€ sketches describing good community health programming as well as a guide for teachers, this book, along with its companions Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth and Environmental Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth (UNM Press), provides a comprehensive curriculum that examines peoplea€™s health experiences across cultures and nations.Mrs. Madison pulled out a piece of paper and placed it atop the file. a€œYes, Ia#39;m afraid Taylora#39;s going to have to repeat the fourth grade at this point.a€ The principal proceeded to show Brittany progress reports littered with Fs and Ds as well as sample tests that Taylor had left mostly blank. ... How can you guarantee that shea#39; ll pass it the second time through? Why didna#39;t anybody do anything to help her earlier?

Title:Community Health Narratives
Author:Emily Mendenhall, B01
Publisher:UNM Press - 2015-04-01


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