Community-Based Approaches to Improve Maternal/Child Health | August 2013 | Webinar recording featuring Dr. Henry Perry, Senior Associate in International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on the impact of community-based primary health care programs on health improvement, especially on the health of mothers and children.
Access the webinar (Note-Java version 6 or later required is required to view session recordings)
The Christian Community’s Contribution to the Evolution of Community-Based Primary Health Care | 2008 | This document evolved from a plenary session at the 2008 CCIH Annual Conference in which Dr. Carl Taylor and Dr. John “Jack” Bryant, two veterans of the early Christian experience and the 1978 Alma Ata conference of WHO/UNICEF, shared information about the early years in community health. The power point presentations of Dr. Bryant and Dr. Taylor may also be downloaded.
Fountain, Daniel E. (2014). Health for All: The Vanga Story.
Hesperian Health Guides: mainly community-based, some books they produce (with much input from their community partners around the world), other books that share their community-empowerment philosophy are included
Primary health related applications for download.
Werner D, et al. Where there is No Doctor. Berkeley, CA: Hesperian; 2009.
Model of Ministry, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, India 2015. “A Sustainable, Comprehensive, Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Approach based on Christian Values — Communities ‘Health’ Themselves.”
Arole, Ray and Mabelle (1994). Jamkhed: The Comprehensive Rural Health Project.
Lankester, Ted (February 2009). Setting up Community Health Programs: A Practical Manual for Use in Developing Countries.
Litsios, Socrates. The Christian Medical Commission and the Development of WHO’s Primary Heath Care Approach”, American Journal for Public Health, Nov.2004.
Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC)
Tearfund International Learning Zone (TILZ). Publications provide practical information and tools to equip people who are working to bring about positive change in their communities, covering a range of topics including food security, health, disasters, climate change and advocacy. Most publications are available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Footsteps (En,Fr,Port,Sp). A magazine sharing information, ideas, contacts and experience in a Christian context at grassroots level.
PILLARS (En,Fr,Port,Sp). Practical, discussion-based learning on community development for use in small community groups.
Umoja (En,Fr,Port). A church and community mobilisation process, inspiring and equipping communities through the local church.
World Council of Churches: Contact Magazine
Started in 1970 (by Christian Medical Commission (CMC), which morphed into Health & Healing), it has promoted primary health care since then, as well as discussing other issues and providing case studies; WHO learned about PHC from CMC, which influenced AlmaAta Conference and Declaration. In the 1970s this was a primary resource on PHC for people throughout the world; copies were sent free to MoHs, universities, NGOs, Church mission boards, anyone who asked (Connie Gates produced issues 1-15).