Borrowing from the east to strengthen the west: Merging public health case studies of community-based service-learning practices from India and the United States

Chythra R. Rao, Donna E. Howard, Sharon M. Desmond

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Case studies of classroom-based pedagogy linked with service-learning practicum experiences, which promote population health by encouraging civic engagement and community-based participatory actions, are highlighted. The community diagnosis activities engaged in by the Department of Community Medicine, Manipal University, Karnataka, India and the community health fair implemented by the Department of Public and Community Health (in partnership with the Seat Pleasant community), University of Maryland, USA are described. Opportunities for service learning, community collaboration, and health education are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-360
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Community Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31-08-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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