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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.
Building Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Community Health
Author: JESSICA KRITZ and PETER BATSA
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 42 No. 4
Urban slums present complex challenges. In 2015, the Old Fadama slum of Accra, Ghana, was home to over 100,000 people and had virtually no water or sanitation infrastructure, contributing to diminished quality of health and frequent cholera outbreaks. Beginning with three stakeholders, participatory action researchers (PAR) introduced the cross-sector collaboration evidence base and used interviews, focus groups, and a community survey to create priorities, strategies, and a latrine installation project. Latrine installation resulted in city sanitation policy change. The strategy was adopted by local businesses, creating a path to sustainability and freeing the stakeholders to develop a new strategy. This project responded to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, focusing on partnerships, in order to achieve SDG 3, good health and well-being, and SDG 6, clean water and sanitation. The PAR intervention created in this phase has been applied to new challenges in Accra’s urban slums and underserved rural areas in northern Ghana, with expanded data collection from more than 4,000 stakeholders.
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