A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health / edited by Stefania Boccia, Paolo Villari, Walter Ricciardi.Material type: TextPublication details: Cham : Springer, 2015Edition: First editionDescription: xiii, 289 pages : 39 illustrations, (some color), 25 cmISBN: 9783319136202Subject(s): Public health | Social policy | Public Health | Social PolicyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: A systematic review of key issues in public health.; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 613 | 613 S981 2015
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- Introduction and Global Burden of Disease -- Health Trends of Communicable diseases -- Global Burden and Health Trends of Non-Communicable diseases -- Cardiovascular diseases.-Epidemiology of Cancer and Principles of Prevention -- Obesity and Diabetes -- Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution -- Public health gerontology and active ageing -- Some ethical reflections in public health -- Injury prevention and safety promotion -- Migrant and ethnic minority health -- Public mental health -- Urban public health -- Public Health Genomics -- Health Impact Assessment -- Health in all Policies.
This wide-ranging study reviews the state of public health worldwide and presents informed recommendations for real-world solutions. Identifying the most urgent challenges in the field, from better understanding the causes of acute diseases and chronic conditions to reducing health inequities, it reports on cost-effective, science-based, ethically sound interventions. Chapters demonstrate bedrock skills essential to developing best practices, including flexible thinking for entrenched problems, conducting health impact assessments, and working with decision-makers. From these current findings come long-term practice and policy goals for preventing disease, promoting health, and improving quality of life, both locally and globally. A sampling of the topics covered : · Health trends of communicable diseases. · Epidemiology of cancer and principles of prevention. · Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution. · Public health gerontology and active aging. · Migrant and ethnic minority health. · Public health genomics. A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health offers graduate students in the discipline a firm grasp on the field as it presently stands, and a clear set of directions for its potential future.