Public Health Partnerships Comparison Essay by hoon4vr

Public Health Partnerships
Looks at various types of public health partnerships using examples of two public health partnerships, "Dangerous Decibels" and the UNAIDS "Phones for Health".
# 106430 | 1,740 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper begins discussing the various types of public health partnerships. This is followed by an examination of two public health partnerships that have current projects underway. The first is "Dangerous Decibels", a partnership aimed at promoting education of hearing loss among grade school children. The second is the recent collaboration of UNAIDS (a joint United Nations project on AIDs) with several private enterprises for the purpose of fighting AIDS in Africa through a project known as "Phones for Health". A conclusion is then drawn regarding the differences between these two programs, followed by an overall assessment of the topic.

Table of Contents:
Types of Partnerships
Dangerous Decibels
UNAIDS-Phones for Health

From the Paper:

"Such brick and mortar projects highlight land use and geographic considerations and therefore local politics. That makes involvement in party politics a highly salient and legitimate activity for community development organizations. Their claim to represent the interest of a geographic community further propels them into political involvement. They often find themselves mediating or directly involved in politics as partisans in inter- or intra-community conflicts. Many such conflicts mobilize local politicians who may use their control over public spending for community development to reward supporters and punish opponents."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Askari, G., Freestone, J., Irizarry, C., Kraut, K. L., Mashiyama, S. T., Morgan, M. A., & Walton, S. (1998). The healthy neighborhoods project. Health, Education, and Behavior, 25(2), 146-159.
  • Dangerous Decibels website, 2001-2008
  • Deaux, Joseph, Response to health crises in Africa begins with a cellphone, July 24, 2007,
  • Foege, W. H. (1995). Preventive medicine and public health. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 273(21), 1712-1724.
  • Frederickson, P. J. (1996). Community collaboration and public policy making: Examining the long term utility of training in conflict management. American Behavioral Scientist, 39(5), 552-570.

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