Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations

Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations

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By (author) Franklin White, By (author) Lorann Stallones, By (author) John M. Last

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 28mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0199751900
  • ISBN 13: 9780199751907
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,105,932

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Amid ongoing shifts world economic and political systems, the promise for future public health is more tenuous than ever. Will the today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? The best hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system for today. To that end, Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, all within a framework of social justice, environmental sustainability, and global cooperation. With an emphasis upon ecological foundations, this text approaches public health principles-history, foundations, topics, and applications-with a community-first perspective. By achieving global reach through cooperative, local interventions, this text illustrates that through the practice of public health we can also maintain the health of our world. Blending established wisdom with new perspectives, Global Public Health will stimulate better understanding of how the different streams of public health can work more synergistically to promote global health equity. It is a foundation on which future public health measures can be built and succeed.

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Franklin White is President of Pacific Health & Development Science, Inc., in Victoria, British Columbia. Lorann Stallones is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center at Colorado State University. John M. Last is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa.

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Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations is stunning proof of the power of global thought and focused scholarship. It is simultaneously ambitious in scope and simple in approach, and the result is the definitive textbook for anyone studying public health at any level. I warmed to this book from the first page and could not put it down. Hugh H. Tilson, Professor of Public Health Leadership, Epidemiology, and Health Policy, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, USA People across the globe are more connected now than ever before. This important new work by White, Stallones, and Last clearly articulates the power of this connectedness and the potential to improve health across the levels of an ecological framework. The authors effectively communicate the core principles of public health and relate these to a variety of critical global health issues. Ross C. Brownson, Professor and co-director, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. History, Aims and Methods of Public Health ; 2. Ecology and Public Health - The Science Base ; 3. Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Public Health ; 4. Community Foundations of Public Health ; 5. Assessing Population Health ; 6. Integrated Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control ; 7. Air, Water and Food ; 8. Public Health Organization and Function in Evolving Health Systems ; 9. Global Ecology and Emerging Health Challenges ; Epilogue