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Building a Culture of Health : A New Imperative for Business

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John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population healt…
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Quelch, John A
Other Authors
Boudreau, Emily C
Responsibility
John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 174 p. : 22 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319437231
9783319437224 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Health
Health Promotion - methods
Occupational Health
Organizational Culture
Preventive Health Services - organization & administration
Public health practice
Abstract
This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company's population health footprint. Examples, statistics and visuals showcase emerging corporate involvement in public health and underscore the business opportunities available to companies that invest in health. The authors offer a detailed roadmap for optimizing health-promoting actions in a rapidly evolving business and social climate across these core areas: Planning and building a culture of health. Consumer health: How organizations affect the safety, integrity, and healthfulness of the products and services they offer to their customers and end consumers. Employee health: How organizations affect the health of their employees (e.g., provision of employer-sponsored health insurance, workplace practices and wellness programs). Community health: How organizations affect the health of the communities in which they operate and do business. Environmental Health: How organizations' environmental policies (or lack thereof) affect individual and population health. Implementing and sustaining a culture of health. Building a Culture of Health clarifies both a mission and a vision for use by MPH and MBA students in health management, professors in schools of public health and business schools, and business leaders and chief medical officers in health care and non-health care businesses.
Contents
1. Building a Culture of Health -- 2. Consumer Health -- 3. Employee Health -- 4. Community Health -- 5. Environmental Health -- 6. Implementing a Culture of Health.
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Clinical integration : population health and accountable care

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editors Ken Yale, Thomas A Raskauskas, Joanne Bohn ... [et al.] ; foreward by David B. Nash. (3rd ed.) --Virginia, VA: Convurgent Publishing , c2015.
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W 84.6 AA1 C641 2015
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Clinical Integration. Population Health and Accountable Care, Third Edition provides a fresh set of insights and new information on the evolution of Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and other new models of provider collaboration across the United States (U.S.) healthcare system. The third edition transitions from the second edition collaborative work of its four original authors to a 14-chapter anthology, each …
Call Number
W 84.6 AA1 C641 2015
Other Authors
Yale, Ken
Responsibility
editors Ken Yale, Thomas A Raskauskas, Joanne Bohn ... [et al.] ; foreward by David B. Nash
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Virginia, VA
Publisher
Convurgent Publishing
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
591 p.
ISBN
9780991234547
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
Health Services Administration
Health Care Reform
Public Health Practice
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Clinical Integration. Population Health and Accountable Care, Third Edition provides a fresh set of insights and new information on the evolution of Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and other new models of provider collaboration across the United States (U.S.) healthcare system. The third edition transitions from the second edition collaborative work of its four original authors to a 14-chapter anthology, each chapter authored by industry experts and edited by the second edition authors. This new edition provides a refresh on the issues covered in the second edition, along with introducing a number of new topics. Patient engagement, care coordination, behavioral health, and industry standards are new areas of importance for provider-sponsored organizations that are discussed for the first time in this edition. The audience for this collaborative anthology is multi-faceted. The content covered is expanded to meet the needs of several industry stakeholders including: Physician Leaders and Practitioners; Payers; Healthcare Policy Makers; Healthcare Law; Academic and Research; and Consumers.
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Clinical integration : population health and accountable care : executive and faculty presentation

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editors Ken Yale, Thomas Raskauskas, Colin Konschak ... [et al.] ; foreward by David B. Nash. (3rd ed.) --Virginia Beach, VA: Convurgent Publishing , c2015.
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W 84.6 AA1 C641c 2015
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This official presenter's PDF covers all 14 chapters of the book. Tailored speaker notes with additional insights and summary points are provided.
Call Number
W 84.6 AA1 C641c 2015
Other Authors
Yale, Ken
Responsibility
editors Ken Yale, Thomas Raskauskas, Colin Konschak ... [et al.] ; foreward by David B. Nash
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Virginia Beach, VA
Publisher
Convurgent Publishing
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
114 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
Health Services Administration
Health Care Reform
Public Health Practice
Abstract
This official presenter's PDF covers all 14 chapters of the book. Tailored speaker notes with additional insights and summary points are provided.
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Dealing with Child Abuse and Neglect as Public Health Problems : Prevention and the Role of Juvenile Ageism

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Jack C. Westman. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This thought-provoking volume defines child abuse and neglect as a public health crisis, both in terms of injuries and mental health problems and as a link to poverty and other negative social outcomes. The author identifies key factors contributing to this situation—in particular juvenile ageism, the pervasive othering of children and youth—coupled with the assumption of parental competence until severe abuse or neglect proves otherwise. The book’s practical answers to these complex issues inv…
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Westman, Jack C.
Responsibility
Jack C. Westman
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 199 p.) : 3 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030058975
9783030058968 (Print ed.)
9783030058982 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Ageism
Child
Child Abuse - prevention & control
Child Advocacy
Child Welfare
Public Health Practice - ethics
Social Justice
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Pediatrics
Social Work
Abstract
This thought-provoking volume defines child abuse and neglect as a public health crisis, both in terms of injuries and mental health problems and as a link to poverty and other negative social outcomes. The author identifies key factors contributing to this situation—in particular juvenile ageism, the pervasive othering of children and youth—coupled with the assumption of parental competence until severe abuse or neglect proves otherwise. The book’s practical answers to these complex issues involve recognizing and balancing the rights of parents and children, and responding to the diverse needs of new, competent, and dysfunctional families. Dealing with Child Abuse and Neglect as Public Health Problems should engage professionals in the public health, healthcare, and social services sectors. It should also attract parents in struggling families as well as other laypersons, such as policymakers and child advocates, interested in improving current social conditions.
Contents
Introduction -- How Are Children in the United States Doing? -- Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States -- Child Sexual Abuse -- Juvenile Ageism -- Dynamics of Juvenile Ageism -- Categories of Juvenile Ageism -- The Impact of Juvenile Ageism on Individuals -- The Devaluation of Parenthood -- The Rights and Needs of Newborn Babies and Young Children -- The Rights of Parents -- Overcoming Our Crisis-Recoil Response -- The Parent-Society Contract -- What Should We Do? -- Barriers to Change and Hope for the Future.
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Dermatology in Public Health Environments : A Comprehensive Textbook

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Renan Rangel Bonamigo, Sergio Ivan Torres Dornelles, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a reference guide in the field of dermatology, presenting and discussing its interface with public health. Dermatological diseases are extremely common in populations around the globe, and the systematization of knowledge about these dermatoses and their relationships with different epidemiological factors may help us to understand the challenges that governments and private institutions face and must try to overcome in order to improve global health. Undergraduate and gradua…
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Bonamigo, Renan Rangel
Dornelles, Sergio Ivan Torres
Responsibility
Renan Rangel Bonamigo, Sergio Ivan Torres Dornelles, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 1594. p.) : 891 illus., 879. illus. in color
ISBN
9783319339191
9783319339177 (print ed.)
9783319339184 (print ed.)
9783319816319 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Public Health Practice
Skin Diseases
Specialty
Dermatology
Public Health
Abstract
This book provides a reference guide in the field of dermatology, presenting and discussing its interface with public health. Dermatological diseases are extremely common in populations around the globe, and the systematization of knowledge about these dermatoses and their relationships with different epidemiological factors may help us to understand the challenges that governments and private institutions face and must try to overcome in order to improve global health. Undergraduate and graduate students, dermatologists and general practitioners who study and/or work in the area will find scientific support in this book, which is intended as a reference work for dermatological practice and public health. The book has ten sections addressing carefully selected topics, including: 1. concepts in dermatoepidemiology and the international strategies in programs of Public Health; 2-6. the most significant skin diseases (including dermatology in tro pical medicine); 7. diseases that are not primarily dermatological, but have a high impact on public health and may have skin and mucosal manifestations; 8. a number of emerging issues in dermatology in public health; 9. clinical approaches (diagnosis and management) to common dermatological symptoms and 10. multidisciplinary approaches in dermatology. The editors have brought together authors with extensive experience in their respective fields in order to provide a reference book for those involved in or with an interest in the relationship between dermatology and public health.
Contents
Part I: Dermatology in Public Health -- 1. Concepts of Relevant Diseases for Public Health -- 2. International Public Health Strategies in Dermatology -- 3. The User of Public Health Services in Dermatology -- 4. Impact of Prevantive Campaigns in Dermatology: A Brazilian Experience -- Part II: Dermatologic Diseases in Public Health: Cutaneous Infectious -- 5. Hanseniasis -- 6. Tuberculosis -- 7. Other Myobacteriosis -- 8. Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- 9. Bacterial Infections -- 10. Viral Infections -- 11. Fungal Infections -- 12. Parasitic and Protozoal Infections -- Part III: Dermatologic Diseases in Public Health -- 13. Precursos Lesions of Skin Cancer -- 14. Basal Cell Carcinoma -- 15. Squamous Cell Carcinoma -- 16. Melanoma -- 17. Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma -- Part IV: Dermatologic Diseases in Public Health: Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases -- 18. Eczema -- 19. Psoriasis -- 20. Seborrheic Dermatitis -- 21. Acne -- 22. Rosacea -- 23. Vitiligo -- 24. Bullous Diseases -- 25. Aftas -- 26. Drug Eruption -- Part V: Dermatologic Diseases in Public Health -- 27. Cold and Heat -- 28. Ultraviolet Radiation and Idiopathic Photodermatosis -- 29. Dermatosis by Plants -- 30. Skin Lesions Caused by Venomous Animals -- 31. Occupational Dermatosis -- Part VI: Dermatologic Diseases in Public Health -- 32. Skin and Pregnancy -- 33. Neonatal Dermatosis -- 34. Cutaneous Aging: Geriatric Patients -- Part VII: Skin Manifestations of Major Diseases in Public Health -- 35. Diabetes Mellitus -- 36. Diseases of Thyroid -- 37. Dyslipidemias -- 38. Dermatosis and Nutritional Disorders -- 39. Smoking, Alcoholism, Illicit Drug Use -- 40. Hepatitis -- 41. HIV/AIDS -- 42. HTLV -- 43. Connective Tissue Diseases -- 44. Dermatological Manifestations in Renal Failure -- 45. Dermatological Manifestations Among Transplant Recipients -- 46. Paraneoplasias -- 47. Psychiatric Disorders -- Part VIII: Emerging Issues of Dermatology in Public Health -- 48. Air Pollution and the Skin Health -- 49. Photoprotection -- 50. Dermatology and Sports -- 51. Dermatosis in Conflict Zones and Disaster Areas -- 52. Vaccine and the Prevention of Dermatological Diseases -- 53. Skin Banking -- 54. Influence of the Marketing and of the Consumer Society in the Self-Perception of Body Image -- 55. Quality of Life in Dermatology -- 56. Dermatoscopy in Public Health Environment -- 57. Teledermatology -- Part IX: Signs and Symptoms of Skin Diseases in Public Health: A Practical Guide to Management -- 58. Stains -- 59. Rashes -- 60. Melanocytic Lesions -- 61. Pruritus -- 62. Prurigo -- 63. Urticaria -- 64. Erythema Nodosum -- 65. Ulcers Legs and Lymphedema -- 66. Xerosis -- 67. Hiperidrosis -- 68. Alopecia -- 69. Nails Disorders -- 70. Metatarsalgia, Calluses and Callosities of the Feet -- Part X: Multidisciplinary Team and Dermatological Care -- 71. Dermatological Care in the Primary Level: A Nursing Approach -- 72. Care of Wounds: Dressings -- 73. Physical Therapy in Hanseniasis -- 74. Psychological Approaches in Treating Patients with Chronis Dermatosis.
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Domestic Violence and Health Care in India : Policy and Practice

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Meerambika Mahapatro. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses health care issues related to domestic violence, using extensive case studies from India. By discussing the global literature, legal systems, methodological challenges of gathering information on domestic violence, and health systems issues, along with learnings from case studies, it fills a significant gap in the literature between health care policy and practice vis-á-vis victims of domestic violence. It therefore enables a systemic and systematic response to incidents of …
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Mahapatro, Meerambika
Responsibility
Meerambika Mahapatro
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 226 p.) : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811061592
9789811061585 (print ed.)
9789811061608 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Domestic Violence
Public Health Practice
Socioeconomic Factors
Spouse Abuse
Women's Health Services
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book discusses health care issues related to domestic violence, using extensive case studies from India. By discussing the global literature, legal systems, methodological challenges of gathering information on domestic violence, and health systems issues, along with learnings from case studies, it fills a significant gap in the literature between health care policy and practice vis-á-vis victims of domestic violence. It therefore enables a systemic and systematic response to incidents of domestic violence. Policy instructions, court verdicts, government interventions, community-based direct interventions and related case discussions in the book help in the understanding and management of cases. Though the book uses case studies from India, it addresses globally relevant issues for health care professionals. In view of the paucity of application of systematic evidence-based knowledge, the holistic perspective presented in the book is important to prevent domestic violence, protect women's rights, and promote healthcare and wellbeing of women and children facing domestic violence. Medical professionals are expected to intervene in instances of injuries related to domestic violence--a responsibility that they are currently unable to fulfill due to lack of training in recognizing abuse and lack of tools for intervention. This book improves hands-on-knowledge by providing information on where to refer victims for assistance and timely intervention. Comprehensive yet lucid, this book is useful for academics, policy makers, non-government organizations and women's rights groups in helping victims during and after a violent episode and also in improving reporting and referral services.
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Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

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edited by David V. McQueen, Catherine M. Jones. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2007.
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McQueen, David V
Corporate Author
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Other Authors
Jones, Catherine M
Responsibility
edited by David V. McQueen, Catherine M. Jones
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9780387709741
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion
International Cooperation
Program Evaluation
Public health practice
Global Health
Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
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e-Book
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Health impact assessment in the United States

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Catherine L. Ross, Marla Orenstein, Nisha Botchwey. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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A new public policy initiative is proposed, or a large-scale construction project. What is its potential impact on the health of the population? Are there adverse effects to address, health benefits to be promoted, some combination of both? A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a cross-disciplinary means of answering these and other complex questions, so programs, projects, or policies can be adjusted accordingly. Health Impact Assessment in the United States analyzes the goals, tools, and method…
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Ross, Catherine Laverne
Other Authors
Orenstein, Marla
Botchwey, Nisha
Responsibility
Catherine L. Ross, Marla Orenstein, Nisha Botchwey
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 229 pages)
ISBN
9781461473039 (electronic bk.)
9781461473022
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Impact Assessment - methods
Health Policy
Health Services Administration
Public Health Practice
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical policy - United States
Public health - United States
Health services administration - United States
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
A new public policy initiative is proposed, or a large-scale construction project. What is its potential impact on the health of the population? Are there adverse effects to address, health benefits to be promoted, some combination of both? A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a cross-disciplinary means of answering these and other complex questions, so programs, projects, or policies can be adjusted accordingly. Health Impact Assessment in the United States analyzes the goals, tools, and methods of HIA, and the competencies that are central to establishing best practices. It sets out the core principles that differentiate HIA from environmental and similar assessments, fleshing them out with case examples from the U.S. and abroad. Details of each step of the HIA process take follow-through into account, giving readers insights into not only collecting and evaluating data, but also communicating findings effectively to decision-makers and stakeholders. The book's expert coverage includes: The importance of HIA to policy development. Introduction to public health, community planning, and health assessment. Overview of the core concepts of HIA, with illustrative examples. Step-by-step guide to conducting an HIA, from screening to evaluation. Emerging technologies shaping HIA tools and procedures. Appendices featuring sample assessment sections and other resources. The HIA has an increasingly vital place in the future of health-related policy, making Health Impact Assessment in the United States a valued manual and critical ideabook for students and practitioners in public health, public policy, urban planning, and community planning. 'This book charts the growth of HIA in the United States, and provides invaluable guidance on conducting HIAs and utilizing their results. Very highly recommended.' Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health 'This new book by three internationally recognized leaders in the field provides a practical guide to using this tool to identify important but often unrecognized opportunities and risks for health created by decisions in transportation, housing, energy, and other sectors.' Aaron Wernham, Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. 'This book makes an important contribution to the health impact assessment field and is a great resource for practitioners, researchers and students ... it helps the reader to not only understand HIA but to do it.' Ben Harris-Roxas, Conjoint Lecturer, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales; Health Section Co-Chair, International Association for Impact Assessment; Consultant, Harris-Roxas Health. 'Health Impact Assessment in the United States is an important resource ... helping to uncover hidden causes of health inequities in proposals and identifying potential solutions before the proposals are implemented.' Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink.
Contents
Part I. Context for HIA: Integrating Public Health, Planning and Policy Development -- 1. The Purpose of HIA -- 2. Public Health and Community Planning 101 -- 3. HIA, EIA, SIA, and Other Appraisals -- Part II. Introduction to Core Concepts and Key Examples of HIA -- 4. HIA: A Methodological Overview -- 5. US Case Studies -- 6. International Case Studies -- Part III. Applied Learning: Conducting an HIA -- 7. Screening -- 8. Scoping -- 9. Assessment -- 10. Recommendations -- 11. Reporting and Dissemination -- 12. Evaluation -- 13. Monitoring -- 14. Engaging Stakeholders and Vulnerable Populations in HIA -- Part IV. HIA Today and Tomorrow -- 15. HIA and Emerging Technologies -- 16. Organizational Capacity for HIA -- 17. A Look Forward -- Appendices.
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HIV/AIDS in China : Beyond the Numbers

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Zunyou Wu, editor. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book presents the history of HIV/AIDS in China, which over the last three decades has been a gripping tale of exclusion and fear, and then, by turns, of involuntary tragedy, cautious experimentation and finally vigorous response. It discusses the occurrence, development and epidemic studies and also introduces China's policies and measures to conquer this epidemic, offering readers valuable insights into China's approach to prevention in this field. Dr. Zunyou Wu is the Director of the Nat…
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Wu, Zunyou
Responsibility
Zunyou Wu, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 137 pages) : 14 illus., 13 illus. in color
Series Vol.
1
Series Title
Public health in China
ISBN
9789811037467
9789811037450 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks - history
Disease Outbreaks - prevention & control
HIV infections - epidemiology
Health Policy
Public Health Practice - China
Other Subjects
China
Abstract
This book presents the history of HIV/AIDS in China, which over the last three decades has been a gripping tale of exclusion and fear, and then, by turns, of involuntary tragedy, cautious experimentation and finally vigorous response. It discusses the occurrence, development and epidemic studies and also introduces China's policies and measures to conquer this epidemic, offering readers valuable insights into China's approach to prevention in this field. Dr. Zunyou Wu is the Director of the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control, Beijing, China.
Contents
1. AIDS Comes to China -- 2. Selling Blood Spreads HIV -- 3. The AIDS Warriors -- 4. AIDS Policy: China’s Tipping Point -- 5. Finding Those at Risk, China’s Way -- 6. Fulfilling a Promise: Universal Care -- 7. China Takes Charge of a Changing Epidemic -- 8. HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in China: A Persistent Puzzle -- 9. Building on the Past, Facing the Future -- 10. HIV in China: 30 Years in Numbers.
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Integrative Health Services : Ethics, Law, and Policy for the New Public Health Workforce

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Heather Mullins-Owens. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible, and effective care. The book's integrative model describes the process in theory and practice, from cost and reimbursement issues and turf wars b…
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Mullins-Owens, Heather
Responsibility
Heather Mullins-Owens
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 63 p. : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319298573
9783319298559 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics, Medical
Health Policy
Holistic Health
Integrative Medicine
Public health practice
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This readable overview offers a public health framework for integrating medical and alternative care to improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. It details the promise, potential, and challenges of holistic services as patients seek diverse treatment options and health care systems address the demand for more affordable, accessible, and effective care. The book's integrative model describes the process in theory and practice, from cost and reimbursement issues and turf wars between providers to expanding on traditional concepts of illness and wellness. Learning objectives, case studies, discussion questions, and other helpful features make this a vital student text. The book's concentrated coverage: Introduces concepts of integrative health services. Applies integrative health concepts to public health areas, e.g., prevention. Contrasts integrative models of health with the traditional biomedical model. Describes health care systems, use, and disparities in integrative health services. Outlines the scope of integrative health practice. Reviews implications for the public health workforce. Integrative Health Services benefits public health students, pre-med students, and those with an interest in health policy and health trends. Additionally, public health educators, practitioners, and scholars who may not be familiar with integrative health services and conflicts related to their increased use in health care will find it a helpful tool to quickly bring them up to date.
Contents
1. Introduction to Concepts of Integrative Health Services -- 2. Application to Public Health -- 3. Models of Health and Health Theory: Focus on Integrative Models -- 4. Health Care System Use and Disparities in Integrative Health Services -- 5. Scope of Integrative Health Practice -- 6. Public Health Workforce Implications.
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Introduction to Public Health in China

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Liming Li, Qingwu Jiang. --Singapore: People's Medical Publishing House ; Springer , c2019.
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This book introduces China’s public health work in detail, including its scope and characteristics, its history and evolution, its achievements and experience, the guiding principles for health development, health service system, public health education as well as science and technology of public health. In this book, opportunities and challenges of China’s public health are also presented, along with the prospects of future development. Over the sixty years, China has made remarkable achieveme…
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Li, Liming.
Jiang, Qingwu.
Responsibility
Liming Li, Qingwu Jiang.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
People's Medical Publishing House ; Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 81 p.) : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color
Series Vol.
4
Series Title
Public health in China
ISBN
9789811365454
9789811365447 (Print ed.)
9789811365461 (Print ed.)
9789811365478 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2520-8365
Subjects (MeSH)
Public Health
Public Health Administration
Public Health Practice
Other Subjects
China
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This book introduces China’s public health work in detail, including its scope and characteristics, its history and evolution, its achievements and experience, the guiding principles for health development, health service system, public health education as well as science and technology of public health. In this book, opportunities and challenges of China’s public health are also presented, along with the prospects of future development. Over the sixty years, China has made remarkable achievements in the areas such as the national immunization program, maternal and child health, disease surveillance, the establishment of a public health information system and its application, as well as the improvement of people’s health, with tremendous experience and best practices being accumulated. In the new era, China starts a new journey towards building Healthy China, which is of great significance for the country’s public health development. The international community will have a better understanding of the history and current situation of China’s public health, as well as its achievements and contributions made to date, from reading this book.
Contents
Introduction -- History and Development of Public Health -- Current Situation in China -- Public Health Challenges in China -- A Few Thinking about Public Health Development in China -- Prospects for Future Development.
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Monitoring the health of populations by tracking disease outbreaks : saving humanity from the next plague

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by Steven E. Rigdon & Ronald D. Fricker, Jr. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2020.
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Today the citizens of developed counties have never experienced a large-scale disease outbreak. One reason is the success of the public health community, including epidemiologists and biostatisticians, in tracking and identifying disease outbreaks. Monitoring the Health of Populations by Tracking Disease Outbreaks: Saving Humanity from the Next Plague is the story of the application of statistics for disease detection and tracking.
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Rigdon, Steven E.
Other Authors
Fricker, Ronald D Jr.
Responsibility
by Steven E. Rigdon & Ronald D. Fricker, Jr.
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series
ASA-CRC series on statistical reasoning in science and society
ISBN
9780367242831
9781351725019
Subjects (MeSH)
Biostatistics - methods
Disease Outbreaks
Epidemiologic Methods
Public Health Practice
Statistics as Topic
Specialty
Epidemiology
Public Health
Abstract
Today the citizens of developed counties have never experienced a large-scale disease outbreak. One reason is the success of the public health community, including epidemiologists and biostatisticians, in tracking and identifying disease outbreaks. Monitoring the Health of Populations by Tracking Disease Outbreaks: Saving Humanity from the Next Plague is the story of the application of statistics for disease detection and tracking.
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Preparing the Public Health Workforce : Educational Pathways for the Field and the Classroom

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Rosemary M. Caron. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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In concept and practice, public health casts a wide net, spanning assessment, intervention, and policy; education, prevention, and protection; public, private, and government entities. But key elements are often missing from the picture, including a clear understanding of public health and its goals by the general public, and specific public health education throughout the workforce. Public Health Practice responds to these and related challenges by elegantly summarizing the state of the field …
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Caron, Rosemary M
Responsibility
Rosemary M. Caron
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 132 p. : 4 illus., 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319072906
9783319072890 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Public Health Administration
Public health practice
Public Health - education
Abstract
In concept and practice, public health casts a wide net, spanning assessment, intervention, and policy; education, prevention, and protection; public, private, and government entities. But key elements are often missing from the picture, including a clear understanding of public health and its goals by the general public, and specific public health education throughout the workforce. Public Health Practice responds to these and related challenges by elegantly summarizing the state of the field in an era of dwindling budgets, competing and overlapping services, and a shaky professional infrastructure. In keeping with public health goals set out by the CDC and other leading agencies, the author makes a real-world case for standardizing training, establishing best practices in the field, and coordinating public health systems with their healthcare counterparts. Theory, case examples, tools, and callout boxes highlight knowledge, preparation, and skills professionals need in addressing chronic issues and complex emergencies. Throughout, the emphasis is on greater competency and visibility for the profession, resulting in a more informed, healthier public. Featured in the coverage: Issues in defining the public health workforce. The state of public health education. Practicing and teaching public health: local, national, and international cases. Standardizing public health practice: benefits and challenges. Integrating public health and healthcare. The future of public health as seen from academia and the frontlines. Identifying urgent issues and providing cogent answers, Public Health Practice is a call to action for those involved in creating the next level of public health, including professors, practitioners, students, and administrators.
Contents
Introduction and Overview -- Public Health Workforce -- Public Health Education: Changing Times -- Public Health Lessons: Practicing and Teaching Public Health -- Standardizing Public Health Practice: Benefits and Challenges -- The Future of the Public's Health from the Perspective of Public Health Experts -- Vision for Public Health Practice in the 21st Century: Target Improvement Areas.
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Shifting Paradigms in Public Health : From Holism to Individualism

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Vijay Kumar Yadavendu. --New Delhi: Springer , c2013.
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This transdisciplinary volume outlines the development of public health paradigms across the ages in a global context and argues that public health has seemingly lost its raison d'être, that is, a population perspective. The older, philosophical approach in public health involved a holistic, population-based understanding that emphasized historicity and interrelatedness to study health and disease in their larger socio-economic and political moorings. A newer tradition, which developed in the l…
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Yadavendu, Vijay Kumar
Responsibility
Vijay Kumar Yadavendu
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 203 p.)
ISBN
9788132216445
9788132216438 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Holistic Health
Health Planning
Healthcare Disparities
Philosophy, Medical
Precision Medicine
Public Health Practice - history
Abstract
This transdisciplinary volume outlines the development of public health paradigms across the ages in a global context and argues that public health has seemingly lost its raison d'être, that is, a population perspective. The older, philosophical approach in public health involved a holistic, population-based understanding that emphasized historicity and interrelatedness to study health and disease in their larger socio-economic and political moorings. A newer tradition, which developed in the late 19th century following the acceptance of the germ theory in medicine, created positivist transitions in epidemiology. In the form of risk factors, a reductionist model of health and disease became pervasive in clinical and molecular epidemiology. The author shows how positivism and the concept of individualism removed from public health thinking the consideration of historical, social and economic influences that shape disease occurrence and the interventions chosen for a population. He states that the neglect of the multifactorial approach in contemporary public health thought has led to growing health inequalities in both the developed and the developing world. He further suggests that the concept of "social capital" in public health, which is being hailed as a resurgence of holism, is in reality a sophisticated and extended version of individualism. The author presents the negative public policy consequences and implications of adopting methodological individualism through a discussion on AIDS policies. The book strongly argues for a holistic understanding and the incorporation of a rights perspective in public health to bring elements of social justice and fairness in policy formulations.
Contents
1. Introduction: Public Health in Dilemma of Facticity -- PART I. PHILOSOPHICAL HISTORIOGRAPHY OF PUBLIC HEALTH -- 2. Origins and Orientations of Medicine and Health: A Socio-historical Overview -- 3. Philosophical Historiography of Epidemiology -- 4. Epidemiology, Sociology and Psychology of Health and Disease -- PART II. METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM IN SOCIAL SCIENCES -- 5. Ideas and Ideologies of Methodological Individualism in Sociology of Knowledge and Neoliberal Economics -- 6. Individuation of Psychology -- PART III. STRUCTURE POWER AND THEORY OF HEALTH INEQUALITIES -- 7. Polemics and Politics of Health Inequalities: A Critique -- 8. Metaphor of HIV/AIDS Policy: Images and Contexts -- 9. Epilogue: The Past and Future of Public Health.
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Understanding Prevention for HIV Positive Gay Men : Innovative Approaches in Addressing the AIDS Epidemic

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Leo Wilton, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , 2017.
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This innovative collection offers a wide-ranging palette of psychological, public health, and sociopolitical approaches toward addressing the multi-level prevention needs of gay men living with HIV and AIDS. This book advances our understanding of comprehensive health care, risk and preventive behaviors, sources of mental distress and resilience, treatment adherence, and the experiences of gay men's communities such as communities of color, youth, faith communities, and the house ball community…
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Wilton, Leo
Responsibility
Leo Wilton, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 434 pages) : 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9781441902030
9781441902023 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV Infections - prevention & control
Male
Public Health Practice
Sexual and Gender Minorities
Sexual Health
Abstract
This innovative collection offers a wide-ranging palette of psychological, public health, and sociopolitical approaches toward addressing the multi-level prevention needs of gay men living with HIV and AIDS. This book advances our understanding of comprehensive health care, risk and preventive behaviors, sources of mental distress and resilience, treatment adherence, and the experiences of gay men's communities such as communities of color, youth, faith communities, and the house ball community. Interventions span biomedical, behavioral, structural, and technological approaches toward critical goals, including bolstering the immune system, promoting safer sexual practices, reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and eliminating barriers to care. The emphasis throughout these diverse chapters is on evidence-based, client-centered practice, coordination of care, and inclusive, culturally responsive services. Understanding Prevention for HIV Positive Gay Men will interest academics, researchers, prevention experts, practitioners, and policymakers in public health. It will also be important to research organizations, nonprofit organizations, and clinical agencies, as well as graduate programs related to public health, consultation, and advocacy.
Contents
HIV Positive Gay Men and Sexual Violence -- HIV Positive Gay Men and Public Sex -- HIV Positive Gay Male Homeless Youth -- HIV Positive Gay Men and Drug Use -- HIV Positive Gay Men in House Ball Communities -- HIV Positive Gay Men in Couples -- Latino HIV Positive Gay Men -- Black HIV Positive Gay Men -- Asian/Pacific Islander HIV Positive Gay Men -- Contextualizing Sex among HIV Positive Gay Men: The Role of Sexual Contexts and Networks -- HIV Positive Gay Men, Healthcare, Legal Rights, and Policy.
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Water-Associated Infectious Diseases

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Shailendra K. Saxena, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different water-associated infectious diseases and their linked pathogens with plausible strategies for their mitigation. Although, we are in the era of 21st century having most of the advanced technologies at hand, yet water-associated infectious diseases are the major contributors towards the worldwide morbidity and mortality. The book also focuses on the various implementation strategies of sustainable hygienic conditions, discusses the robu…
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Saxena, Shailendra K.
Responsibility
Shailendra K. Saxena, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 136 p.) : 42 illus., 41 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811391972
9789811391965 (Print ed.)
9789811391989 (Print ed.)
9789811391996 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Global Health
Public Health Practice
Sanitation
Water Quality
Waterborne Diseases
Specialty
Environmental Health
Infectious Disease Medicine
Microbiology
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different water-associated infectious diseases and their linked pathogens with plausible strategies for their mitigation. Although, we are in the era of 21st century having most of the advanced technologies at hand, yet water-associated infectious diseases are the major contributors towards the worldwide morbidity and mortality. The book also focuses on the various implementation strategies of sustainable hygienic conditions, discusses the robust, and reliable policies and strategies on a global aspect to provide unprivileged people access to the basic sanitation, hygiene and water. In addition, the book discusses the possible indirect effect of global warming on the spread of infectious diseases through the distribution of associated vectors.
Contents
1. Introduction to Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 2. Etiological Agents of Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 3. Evolution and Interplay of Water-Associated Human Pathogens -- 4. Epidemiology of Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 5. Emerging and Re-emerging Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 6. Impact of Climate Change on Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 7. Hazards Associated with Contaminated Water -- 8. Global Strategies and Schemes for Preventing Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 9. Novel Approaches for Detecting Water-Associated Pathogens -- 10. Treatment of Water to Prevent Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 11. Conventional Treatments of Water-Associated Infectious Diseases -- 12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments of Water-Associated Infectious Diseases in Alliance with Conventional Medicine Treatments.
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