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The Resource Civil society and health : contributions and potential, edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska

Civil society and health : contributions and potential, edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska

Label
Civil society and health : contributions and potential
Title
Civil society and health
Title remainder
contributions and potential
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Civil society organizations (CSOs) can make a vital contribution to public health and health systems, but harnessing their potential is complex in a Europe where government-CSO relations vary so profoundly. This study is intended to outline some of the challenges and assist policy-makers in furthering their understanding of the part CSOs can play in tandem and alongside government. To this end it analyses existing evidence and draws on a set of seven thematic chapters and six mini case studies. They examine experiences from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkey and the European Union and make use of a single assessment framework to understand the diverse contexts in which CSOs operate. The evidence shows that CSOs are ubiquitous, varied and (typically) beneficial. The topics covered in this study reflect such diversity of aims and means: anti-tobacco advocacy, food banks, refugee health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and social partnership. CSOs make a substantial contribution to public health and health systems with regards to policy development, service delivery and governance. This includes evidence provision, advocacy, mobilization, consensus building, provision of medical services and of services related to the social determinants of health, standard setting, self-regulation and fostering social partnership. Engaging successfully with CSOs means governments making use of adequate tools and creating contexts conducive to collaboration. This book guides policy-makers working with CSOs and helps avoid some potential pitfalls. The editors outline a practical framework for such collaboration which suggests identifying key CSOs in a given area; clarifying why there should be engagement with civil society; being realistic as to what CSOs can or will achieve; and an understanding of how CSOs can be helped to deliver."--
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Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA427
LC item number
.C4815 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greer, Scott L.,
  • Wismar, Matthias,
  • Pastorino, Gabriele,
  • Kosinska, Monika,
  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies,
  • World Health Organization
Series statement
Observatory studies series
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Public health
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
  • Public health
  • Europe
Label
Civil society and health : contributions and potential, edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015794875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 183 pages
Isbn
9789289050432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015794875
Label
Civil society and health : contributions and potential, edited by Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Gabriele Pastorino, Monika Kosinska
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015794875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 183 pages
Isbn
9789289050432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015794875

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