Child Health: A Population Perspective

Paperback | November 18, 2015

EditorAlice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown

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Children in the U.S. are not faring well. Despite major advances in public health, hygiene, and treatment for acute infections, child health outcomes in the U.S. are among the bottom for developed countries. As we enter the third decade of a child obesity epidemic, children born in the lastten years are now likely to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Coupled with an epidemic of childhood mental health issues - many of them unaddressed due to stigma or lack of recognition - plus the impacts of gun violence, poverty, and youth incarceration contribute to an overall culturethat fails to prioritize the health and welfare of our youngest members of society.Child Health: A Population Perspective examines both the history of child health and the three dynamics that most define it: the principles and dynamics between children, families, and communities; social determinants of health; and life course health development. With both theoretical grounding andillustrative case studies, this book provides a core framework for students in maternal and child health to better understand the issues facing children today - and how to serve them best.

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Children in the U.S. are not faring well. Despite major advances in public health, hygiene, and treatment for acute infections, child health outcomes in the U.S. are among the bottom for developed countries. As we enter the third decade of a child obesity epidemic, children born in the lastten years are now likely to have a shorter lif...

Alice A. Kuo, MD, PhD, MEd, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Ryan J. Coller, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019930937X

ISBN - 13:9780199309375

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Alice A. Kuo: Introduction1. Katherine A. Henry, Mienah Z. Sharif: Historical and Policy Perspectives2. Mienah Z. Sharif, Katherine A. Henry, Bergen B. Nelson: Current State of Child Health in the U.S.3. Ryan J. Coller, Alice A. Kuo: Children, Families and Communities4. Ryan J. Coller, Alice A. Kuo: Social Determinants of Child Health5. Alice A. Kuo: Life Course Health Development6. Mienah Z. Sharif, Katherine A. Henry: Immigration and Child Health7. Alice A. Kuo: Global Child Health8. Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, Rachel Crowther: Population Child Health in Practice9. Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, Rachel Crowther: Concepts in Population Child Health10. Ryan J. Coller: Case Studies in Population Child Health