About this book
- Ecological approach to public health
- Full global scope, including developing countries
- Describes integrative approaches that are locally applicable
- Community-centric approach to public health
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.
Readership: Students, practitioners, and researchers in public health and environmental sciences.
Table of contents
1. History, Aims and Methods of Public Health
2. Scientific Basis of Public Health
3. Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Public Health
4. Community Foundations of Public Health
5. Health of Populations: health situation analysis & public health surveillance
6. An Integrated Approach to Disease Prevention and Control
7. Air, Water and Food Safety and Security
8. Public Health Organization and Function in Evolving Health Systems
9. Global Ecology and Emerging Health Challenges