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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 334–335 | Cite as

Meredith Minkler: Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (2005)

  • Scott D. Rhodes
Book Review

As editor, Dr. Meredith Minkler continues her important contributions to the field of public health education with the second edition of Community Organizing and Community Building for Health. Published in 2005 and in its third printing, this edition includes a variety of contributors, each of whom is well known for his or her expertise in community organizing and community building for health. The volume focuses on (1) development and dissemination of innovative “best processes” (as opposed to “best practices”) to assist communities in using their own voices to define and elevate health concerns and (2) community mobilization through broad, strategic partnerships among community members as well as with representatives of community-based organizations, health departments, and academic research institutions. This book is a key resource for professionals in community health promotion, health planning, social work, and other fields that apply asset-based approaches to community health...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health SciencesWake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center BoulevardWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Section on Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal MedicineWake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center BoulevardWinston-SalemUSA
  3. 3.Maya Angelou Center for Health EquityWake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center BoulevardWinston-SalemUSA

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