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Best Article, volume 41
We are proud to select Eric Kirby's "Patient Centered Care and Turnover in Hospice Care Organizations" as the best article published in JHHSA, volume 41. His paper is attached here; we hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations Eric!
A Symposium on Rural Health and Health Policy
Policy and program solutions to rural health necessitate interdisciplinary and multi-pronged approach and proposals from a variety of fields and specializations are strongly encouraged. These may include those that focus on rural health, health disparities, public health, health care policy and administration, clinical health care practice, social work, and others. A 500-word proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
Proposals should include information on the purpose or aim of the article, a discussion of the methods or approach used, and a discussion of the fit with the symposium topic. Please also include author name(s), affiliation(s), and full contact information. See the attached for full details.
Call for Papers: Symposium in honor of Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter
Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter was at the vanguard of that interdisciplinary conversation, and her contributions to our understanding of human services practice are both significant and impactful. The purpose of this symposium is to honor this outstanding work by publishing conceptual or empirical research that synthesizes, extends, or applies Dr. Perlmutter’s work. Please see the attached for full details.
Overcoming Community Development Challenges in Urban Slums
Author: JAMAL APPIAH-KUBI
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 42 No. 4
Community development has been practiced in slums to address problems such as poor housing and sanitation. However, limited information exists on how to address issues of resource constraint and ethnic conflict that have limited the efficacy of community development approaches. This study was undertaken to understand possible mechanisms to resolve such challenges. The study was conducted in Ashaiman, a municipal area bounded in the same geographical space us Accra and Tema, two key industrial cities in Ghana. A home for many rural-urban migrants, the municipality contains the Tulaku, Taboo Line and Valco Flat slums. All were sites of major community development projects on housing, footbridges and income generating activities. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders of community development in order to obtain detailed understanding about the processes undertaken and the dynamics involved in such projects. Social capital theory was used to explore how existing networks can support community development projects. The key finding was that capacity building and community involvement were effective in resolving challenges encountered in affordable housing projects.
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