External publications on community based rehabilitation
There is a wide range of publications on CBR from the World Health Organization and other organisations.
They are divided into the following categories:
You can find links to the main physiotherapy journals on the electronic journals page of the evidence based practice section of this website. Not all of the journals provide access to full-text articles, some only provide the contents list, and others allow access to abstracts. Some operate an email alert service, which emails the current contents to you when a journal is published. Others provide the option to pay to obtain particular articles.
- Asia Pacific Disability and Rehabilitation Journal January 2002 onwards
- Asia Pacific Disability and Rehabilitation Journal Archive 1998-2000 issues
- Disability and Rehabilitation
- International Journal Rehabilitation Research
- Disability World (A bimonthly webzine of international disability news and views)
- WHO Bulletin (monthly journal)
- Disabled Village Children (Werner D)
- Nothing About Us Without Us (Werner D)
- CBR A Participatory Strategy in Africa (Hartley S) (2002)
Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines
WHO, in partnership with other UN agencies, collaborating centres and non-governmental organisations has published guidelines for CBR. The CBR matrix gives an overall visual representation of CBR. It consists of five key components; health, education, social, livelihood and empowerment, each divided into five key elements. Each of these elements has a dedicated chapter in the guidelines.
The Community-based rehabilitation guidelines:
- Provide guidance on how to develop and strengthen CBR programmes;
- Promote CBR as a strategy for community-based development involving people with disabilities;
- Support stakeholders to meet the basic needs and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families;
- Encourage the empowerment of people with disabilities and their families.
Achievement of the Millenium Development Goals for People with Disabilities
In support of the UN International day of Persons with Disabilities 2010 a WHO DAR paper discusses the Achievement of the Millenium Development Goals for People with Disabilities and the role CBR can play.
- Noncommunicable diseases and mental health: Disability, including prevention, management and rehabilitation
- World Health Assembly resolution WHA58.23 on disability, including prevention, management and rehabilitation
- Progress report (EB 118/12) Progress report on implementation of resolution: Disability, including prevention, management rehabilitation (resolution WHA58.23)
- Disability and rehabilitation: WHO action plan 2006-2011
- WHO newsletters dedicated to disability and rehabilitation.
- Medical Rehabilitation section
- Community Based Rehabilitation
- CBR Activities
CBR Publications, including:
- 2nd meeting report on the development of guidelines for community-based rehabilitation (CBR)
- 1st Meeting Report on the development of guidelines for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
- CBR: A Strategy for Rehabilitation, Equalization of Opportunities, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities (Joint Position Paper 2004)
- International consultation to review community-based rehabilitation (report, 2003)
- Guidelines for conducting, monitoring and self-assessment of community-based rehabilitation programmes: using evaluation information to improve programmes (1996)
- Training in the community for people with disabilities (1989)
- WHO Bulletin
A few key organisations publishing community based rehabilitation material are listed here. Others are listed on the page on organisations.
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- Hesperian Foundation publications - books in English and Spanish
International Labour Organisation
International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, World Health Organization. (1994) Community based rehabilitation. For and with people with disabilities. Joint position paper. ILO/UNESCO/WHO
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