Essentials of Global Community Health

Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH-Professorial Lecturer Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

Jaime Gofin,

 

 

born in Uruguay, got his MD from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and his MPH from the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a public health expert in community health and epidemiology.

Dr.Gofin is a professor of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

During 1975–2003, Professor Gofin was a member of the Department of Social Medicine of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, academic director of the MPH Program, director of the Hadassah Community Health Center and director of the COPC Teaching Programs.He co-directed the 1-year International Certificate Distance Learning Program on COPC (a joint program of the George Washington University and the Jerusalem School). Professor Jaime Gofin has developed COPC capacity programs in Portugal; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom; Washington, DC; Argentina; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Uruguay; South Africa; and Vietnam. He is a consultant and advisor for international organizations, academic institutions, and governments, including the PAHO/WHO; the Catalonian Health Department; the Medical School of the Universided de la República in Montevideo; and the Ministry of Health of Uruguay.He is a founding member of the COPC Working Group of the Catalan Society of Family and Community Medicine in Catalonia. He is also the chairman of the task force on Integrating Medicine and Public Health of The Network: Towards Unity for Health. Dr. Gofin has delivered lectures on COPC at International Health Organizations and published articles about the practice, teaching and evaluation of COPC.

Professor Jaime Gofin was the recipient of the 2007 Gordon Wyon Award of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) for his “outstanding leadership and contribution to Community-Oriented Primary Health Care.”Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH-Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 

Rosa Gofin,

 

 

born in Uruguay, got her MD from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and her MPH from the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an expert in public health in the areas of mother and child health, community health, and epidemiology.

She is an associate professor of social medicine in the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where she was in charge of the Mother and Child Health Unit, and the MCH clinic at the Hadassah Community Health Center. She is a professor in the College of Public Health of the University of Nebraska  Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Professor Rosa Gofin has published on the subjects of community program development and evaluation, mainly in the areas of mother and child health care, the conceptual frameworks of community health and its teaching, the evaluation of health services, and injury and violence in childhood and adolescence.

Professor Rosa Gofin has extensive international experience in service, capacity building, and research on communityoriented primary care (COPC) and mother and child health. She has served as a consultant for international organizations, governments, and academic institutions in the development of school health services and strategic planning for injury control and in the development of curricula related to primary care in schools of medicine and family medicine residency programs.

Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, TestBank, PowerPoints
Student Resources: Companion Website with Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, WebLinks, Crosswords, Matching Questions

Essentials of Global Community Health offers current and future clinicians, public health professionals, and administrators a comprehensive resource on providing community-oriented health care.

This essential reference delves into the individual, family, social, and global determinants that shape a community’s health. Combining theory with practical application, Essentials of Global Community Health provides step-by-step guidance on interventions that promote health and prevent disease at the community level.

With 16 structured case studies that span the globe—from Cambodia and Chad, to Moldova, Israel, Spain, and others—Essentials of Global Community Health explains and illustrates how principles of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH) work in diverse settings worldwide.

Jaime and Rosa Gofin bring 40 years of academic and field experience to bear in this text by offering a complete framework for putting community health into practice.

Essentials of Global Community Health features

• A step-by-step framework for integrating individual care and public health
• A comprehensive resource on COPC and COPH
• Illustrative examples and summary tables, plus study and review questions to reinforce concepts
• A complete package of instructor and interactive student resources available online.

Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 3, 7, 13, 17, & 20 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

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