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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, mental, advocacy
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9241545909
ISBN-13: 9789241545907

Mental health advocacy is a relatively new concept, developed with a view to reducing stigma and discrimination, and promoting the human rights of people with mental disorders. It consists of various actions aimed at changing the major structural and attitudinal barriers to achieving positive mental health outcomes in populations. This module draws attention to the importance of advocacy in mental health policy and service development. The roles of various mental health groups in advocacy are outlined. Practical steps are then recommended, indicating how ministries of health can support advoca

Author: Curtis W. Copeland
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: review, panel, requirements, advocacy, business, reform, implementation, small, regulatory
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788179721
ISBN-13: 9780788179723

On March 29, 1996, Congress passed the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) to strengthen the Regulatory Flexibility Act's (RFA) protections for small entities. Among other things, SBREFA requires that, before publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, the EPA & OSHA are to convene a small business advocacy review panel for the draft rule. This report examines EPA's & OSHA's implementation of SBREFA's advocacy review panel requirements.

Author: Koos Kingma
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: advocacy, development, gender
Number of Pages: 96
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0855985526
ISBN-13: 9780855985523

Advocacy for gender equality occurs at all levels of society--from grassroots women demanding community-level change to sophisticated coalition-building that promotes change to international trade laws. Articles in this collection chart the experience, challenges, and successes of gender equality advocates from area including Pakistan, Australia, and southern Africa. Includes a comprehensive resources section, featuring books, organizations, Web sites, and electronic resources

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: programmes, policy, advocacy, effective, guide, control, knowledge, action, cancer
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 9241547529
ISBN-13: 9789241547529

Cancer Control: knowledge into action: WHO guide for effective programmes is a series of six modules offering guidance on all important aspects of effective cancer control planning and implementation.This Policy and advocacy module provides tools and advice on how to plan and advocate for sustainable cancer control policy and effective programme implementation. It outlines the capacity required for collaboration and communication, and sets out the optimal roles of various groups in advocacy. It recommends practical action steps, indicating how diverse groups can support effective cancer contro

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: america, advocacy
Number of Pages: 41
ISBN-10: 1428967478
ISBN-13: 9781428967472

Author: Wendy R. Ginsburg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: advocacy, offices, ombudsman, handling, complaint, federal
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437922686
ISBN-13: 9781437922684

Federal complaint-handling, ombudsman, and advocacy offices have different forms, capacities, and designations. This report identifies the basic characteristics of these offices, recognizing differences among them with regard to their powers, duties, jurisdictions, locations, and resources, as well as control over them. The report consists of three parts: (1) an analysis of the ombudsman concept and a brief look at which countries around the world have used ombudsmen; (2) a breakdown of the various ways in which federal complaint-handling offices differ; and (3) an identification and descripti

Author: Carol F. Ochoa
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: advocacy, groups, domestic, certain, fbi, investigations, review
Number of Pages: 209
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437940331
ISBN-13: 9781437940336

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This review was initiated in response to concerns over whether the FBI had improperly targeted domestic advocacy groups for investigation based solely upon their exercise of First Amendment rights. FBI investigative activity was reviewed relating to five groups and one individual: The Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh, PA; The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); Greenpeace USA; The Catholic Worker Movement; Greenpeace and The Catholic Worker at Vandenburg Air Force Base; and Glen Milner (a ¿Quaker¿ or Religious Society of Fri
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