Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations

Hardcover | February 12, 2013

byFranklin White, Lorann Stallones, John M. Last

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Amid ongoing shifts in the world economic and political order, the promise for future public health is tenuous. Will today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? An important hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system. Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, within a framework of social justice,environmental sustainability, and global cooperation. With an emphasis on ecological foundations, this book approaches public health principles - history, foundations, topics, and applications - with a community-oriented perspective. By achieving global reach through cooperative, community-based interventions, this text illustrates that the practicalapplication of public health principles can help maintain the health of the world's people.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 for future public health measures to be built and tosucceed.

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Amid ongoing shifts in the world economic and political order, the promise for future public health is tenuous. Will today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health? Will future generations inherit fair access to health and health care? An important hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, g...

Franklin White is President of Pacific Health and Development Science, Inc., in Victoria, British Columbia. Lorann Stallones, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Psychology and Director, Graduate Degree Program in Public Health at Colorado State University, Colorado School of Public Health. John M. Last is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199751900

ISBN - 13:9780199751907

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Table of Contents

Preface1. History, Aims and Methods of Public Health2. Scientific Basis of Public Health3. Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Public Health4. Community Foundations of Public Health5. Health of Populations: health situation analysis and public health surveillance6. An Integrated Approach to Disease Prevention and Control7. Air, Water and Food Safety and Security8. Public Health Organization and Function in Evolving Health System9. Global Ecology and Emerging Health ChallengesEpilogue