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  • 2012 Springer
    Simonsen, Sigmund.
    This book is the first major work that addresses a core question in biomedical research: the question of acceptable risk. The acceptable level of risks is regulated by the requirement of proportionality in biomedical research law, which state that the risk and burden to the participant must be in proportion to potential benefits to the participant, society or science. This investigation addresses research on healthy volunteers, children, vulnerable subjects, and includes placebo controlled clinical trials.
  • 2013 Springer
    Mizin, Volodymyr I.; Omelchenko, Alexander; Pierce, Grant N.
    "The probability for exposure to damaging radiation, toxic chemicals in the environment and adverse biological agents has increased exponentially today. The more frequent and faster travel that we experience today also escalates the risk of contraction and transmission of potentially deadly infections. This has created a very real and escalating risk for injuries and deaths. This is accentuated in the military and medical staff that is more frequently exposed to radiological, chemical, and biological agents in their normal working environment. Understanding the mechanisms whereby these toxic agents inflict damage to our bodies is essential to prepare us for these challenges. Much of the damage is inflicted through the generation of free radicals and non-radical oxidants which then act through oxidative mechanisms to injury the body. This volume will discuss the damage caused by these radiological, chemical, and biological environmental stressors, the mechanisms through which the damage can occur and the novel strategies that can be used to reduce the injury inflicted by these toxic compounds. Using basic and clinical research approaches, the contents of this book discuss new ideas for the development of bioactive products and environmental approaches to lessen or negate the biological damage inflicted by these noxious compounds."--Publisher's website.
  • 2016 Springer
    Donelli, Gianfranco.
    This Series will provide microbiologists, hygienists, epidemiologists and infectious diseases specialists with well-chosen contributed volumes containing updated information in the areas of basic and applied microbiology involving relevant issues for public health, including bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, zoonoses and anthropozoonoses, environmental and food microbiology. The increasing threat of the multidrug-resistant microorganisms and the related host immune response, the new strategies for the treatment of biofilm-based, acute and chronic microbial infections, as well as the development of new vaccines and more efficacious antimicrobial drugs to prevent and treat human and animal infections will be also reviewed in this series in the light of the most recent achievements in these fields. Special attention will be devoted to the fast diffusion worldwide of the new findings of the most advanced translational researches carried out in the different fields of microbiological sciences, with the aim to promote a prompt validation and transfer at clinical level of the most promising experimental results.
  • 2014 Springer
    Selker, Harry P.; Wasser, June S.
    This book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving health. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the book reviews the history and impact of this ground-breaking legislation and recommends priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research as the ACA is implemented. Featuring contributions from nationally renowned leaders in healthcare policy, this book adds to the public conversation about the ACA and its role in shaping health policy and contributes to a more realistic, nuanced, and productive understanding of this ground-breaking legislation by physicians, policy makers, and the public. It also provides a framework for next steps in continuing to improve U.S. health policy.
  • 2013
    Haseltine, William A.
    The Singapore healthcare system : an overview -- High quality, low cost -- Helping patients pay -- Controlling costs -- Financing -- Design and infrastructure -- Investing in the future through medical education and research -- Facing the future.
  • 2013 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2013
    Lock, Margaret M.
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    Based on a careful study of the history of Alzheimer's disease and extensive in-depth interviews with clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, geneticists, and others, Margaret Lock highlights the limitations and the dissent implicated in this approach. She stresses that one major difficulty is the well-documented absence of behavioral signs of Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of elderly individuals, even when Alzheimer neuropathology is present in their brains. This incongruity makes it difficult to distinguish between what counts as normal versus pathological and, further, makes it evident that social and biological processes contribute inseparably to aging. Lock argues that basic research must continue, but it should be complemented by a realistic public health approach available everywhere that will be more effective and more humane than one focused almost exclusively on an increasingly frenzied search for a cure.
  • 2012 WHO
    Bartram, Jamie; Bos, Robert; Dufour, Alfred P.; Gannon, Victor P. J.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2015 Springer
    Battle-Fisher, Michele.
    This book looks at health policy through the lens of public versus private: population health versus the somatic, social, or emotional experiences of a patient. Rather than presenting policy/ethics as overly technical, this book takes a novel approach of framing public and private health in terms of political philosophy, ethics, and popular examples. Each chapter ties back to the general ethics or political literature as applicable, which are not customarily parts of the current public health curriculum. The author's work on the Orgcomplexity blog has touched on this subject by systemically exploring public policy issues, and the tone of this book mimics the blog with an extension of the arguments.
  • 2014 Springer
    Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan; Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul.
    This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community{u2019}s need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy. The book will be beneficial to policy formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the serious threat emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • 2006 Springer
    Loue, Sana.
    Prologue -- pt. 1. Foundations -- 1. Constructing categories : context and consequences -- 2. Methodological considerations -- pt. 2. Constructs : their definition and use -- 3. Defining race, ethnicity and related constructs -- 4. Defining sex, gender, and sexual orientation constructs -- 5. Race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in health -- pt. 3. Assessing gender, ethnicity, and related constructs -- 6. Measures of ethnicity, ethnic identification, acculturation, and immigration status -- 7. Measures of sex, gender, gender role, and sexual orientation -- Index.
  • 2014 Springer
    Guliš, Gabriel.
    Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector.
  • 2011 WHO
    Introduction. Headache disorders -- Epidemiology and burden -- Barriers to care -- Purpose of the atlas of headache disorders -- Methods. Questionnaire development -- Identification of respondents -- Data collection -- Data management and analysis -- Results. Data quality. Representativeness -- Limitations -- Data organization and presentation -- Themes. Epidemiology -- Impact on society, and national data -- Health-care utilization -- Diagnosis and assessment -- Treatment -- Professional training -- National professional organizations -- Issues -- The way forward.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2007 Springer
    Aral, Sevgi O.; Douglas, John M.; Lipshutz, Judith A.
    History of behavioral interventions in STD control / Laura J. McGough and H. Hunter Handsfield -- Behavioral interventions for STDs : theoretical models and intervention methods / Janet S. St. Lawrence and J. Dennis Fortenberry -- Biomedical interventions / Stuart Berman and Mary L. Kamb -- Dyadic, small group, and community-level behavioral interventions for STD/HIV prevention / Donna Hubbard McCree, Agatha Eke, and Samantha P. Wiliams -- Structural interventions / Frederick R. Bloom and Deborah A. Cohen -- STD prevention communication : using social marketing techniques with an eye on behavioral change / Miriam Y. Vega and Khalil G. Ghanem -- Partner notification and management interventions / Matthew Hogben, Devon D. Brewer and Matthew R. Golden -- Interventions in sexual health care-seeking and provision at multiple levels of the U.S. health care system / Matthew Hogben and Lydia A. Shrier -- Use of the internet in STD/HIV prevention / Mary McFarlane and Sheana S. Bull -- Male condoms / Lee Warner and Katherine M. Stone -- STI vaccines : status of development, potential impact, and important factors for implementation / Nicole Liddon, Gregory D. Zimet, and Lawrence R. Stanberry -- Behavioral interventions for prevention and control of STDs among adolescents / Kathleen A. Ethier and Donald P. Orr -- Biological and behavioral risk factors associated with STDs/HIV in women : implications for behavioral interventions / Donna Hubbard McCree and Anne M. Rompalo -- STD prevention with men who have sex with men in the United States / Kevin A. Fenton and Frederick R. Bloom -- STD repeaters : implications for the individual and STD transmission in a population / Jami S. Leichliter, Jonathan M. Ellen and Robert A. Gunn -- Looking inside and affecting the outside : corrections-based interventions for STD prevention / Saimantha P. Williams and Richard H. Kahn -- STDs among illicit drug users in the United States : the need for interventions / Salaam Semaan, Don C. Des Jarlais, and Robert M. Malow -- Quantitative measurement / Mary McFarlane and Janet S. St. Lawrence -- Qualitative methods / Pamina M. Gorbach and Jerome Galea -- From data to action : integrating program evaluation and program improvement / Thomas J. Chapel and Kim Seechuk -- Cost-effectiveness analysis / Thomas L. Gift and Jeanne Marrazzo -- From best practices to better practice : adopting model behavioral interventions in the real world of STD/HIV prevention / Cornelis A. Rietmeijer and Alice A. Gandelman -- The ethics of public health practice for the prevention and control of STDs / Salaam Semaan and Mary Leinhos -- Policy and behavioral interventions for STDs / Jonathan M. Zenilman.
  • 2006 CRCnetBASE
    Wallace, Brendan; Ross, Alastair.
  • 2008 Springer
    Melnick, Alan L.
    Emergency preparedness for the primary care physician -- Biological terrorism -- Chemical terrorism -- Radiological terrorism -- Mental health and terrorism -- The primary care physician's role in supporting the public health response to biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism.
  • 2016 Springer
    Holian, Andrij; Otsuki, Takemi; Yoshioka, Yasuo.
    This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances. Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.
  • 2014 Springer
    Eaton, Lisa A.; Kalichman, Seth C.
    Three decades into the epidemic, a great deal is known about HIV and its transmission, more people are living with the disease, and the virus is no longer seen as a death sentence. But new people continue to be infected with HIV each year, making prevention strategies that are medically effective and behaviorally engaging as urgent a priority as ever. Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives assembles the latest improvements, barriers to implementation, and possibilities for--and challenges to--future progress. Innovations such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (antiretroviral regimens for the high-risk uninfected) and treatment as prevention (early use of ART to reduce infectiousness of new patients) are examined, as are current findings on ongoing prevention and treatment concerns. Contributors illuminate the complex realities entailing adherence, pointing out technological, behavioral, and cultural roadblocks as well as opportunities to significantly reduce infection rates.
  • 2013 Springer
    Hunger, Iris.
    The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events. This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints. The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.
  • 2006 AccessMedicine
    Grey, Michael R.; Spaeth, Kenneth R.
    Introduction to terrorism and bioterrorism -- A clinical approach to biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism -- Clinicians' roles in public health preparedness and emergency response -- Environmental terrorism -- Surveillance systems and bioterrorism -- Vulnerable groups: a summary of relevant concerns -- Psychological effects of the BCN threat -- Toxicology and bioterrorism -- Legal and ethical issues -- A brief history of biological weapons -- Introduction to biological agents -- Smallpox (Variola major) -- Viral hemorrhagic fevers -- Anthrax -- Plague (Yersinia pestis) -- Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) -- Introduction to biotoxins -- Botulinum toxin -- Ricin -- Category B and C and additional agents -- Introduction to chemical weapons -- A brief history of chemical weapons -- Pulmonary agents -- Vesicants or blistering agents -- Nerve and incapacitating agents -- Blood agents -- A brief history of nuclear weapons and the atomic age -- An overview of radiation physics and injury -- Introduction to nucelar and radiation weapons -- Radiologic terrorism.
  • 2014 Springer
    Bauer, Georg F.; Hämmig, Oliver.
    In our complex, fast changing society, health is strongly influenced by the continuously changing interactions between organisations and their employees. Three major fields contribute to health-oriented improvements of these interactions: occupational health, organizational health and public health. As currently only partial links exist amongst these fields, the book aims to explore potential synergies more systematically. Considering the high mental and social demands in a service and knowledge sector economy, the first part of the book focuses on work-related psychosocial factors. As a large proportion of inequalities in health in developed countries can be explained by inequalities in working conditions, those psychosocial factors with a particularly high public health impact are highlighted. As addressing these psychosocial factors requires to involve the organization as the key change agent, the second part covers approaches to improve public health through organizational level health interventions. The last section takes a look into the future of occupational, organizational and public health: what are the future challenges regarding occupational health and how can they be tackled within and beyond the organizational level. Overall, this integrating book will help to broaden the evidence-base, legitimacy and efficacy of occupational- and organizational-level health interventions and thus increase their public health impact.
  • 2014 Springer
    Dickson, Graham; Tholl, Bill.
    Like other international jurisdictions, the Canadian health sector faces significant demands for change and improvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, highly sophisticated and capable leaders are required across all dimensions of the health system. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment examines the essence of leadership itself and what it means to be a leader in today's world. The authors describe key challenges that demand reform in the health sector, examine why better leadership is the source code for better system performance, and look at the issues that stand in the way of getting that leadership. This book describes the five domains of the Caring Environment capabilities framework: Lead Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions, and Systems Transformation. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment is a simple, easily accessible, and research informed book which will explain the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework that has been adopted across Canada as the foundation for health leadership talent management. This book will illustrate this framework through supportive research, relevant stories solicited from health leaders at all levels as well as the inclusion of "learning moments" to help the readers reflect on their own experiences.
  • 2011 WHO
    Smallpox : eradicating an ancient scourge -- Oral rehydration salts : a miracle cure -- Mental health : unlocking the asylum doors -- The tobacco trap : fighting back -- AIDS : fear, stigma, and hope -- Tuberculosis : complacency kills -- Outbreak : the world's emergency room.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2009 WHO
    This book addresses whether or not calcium and magnesium ('hardness') in drinking water can contribute to preventing disease. It includes a comprehensive consensus view on what is known and what is not about the role and possible health benefit of calcium and magnesium in drinking-water. Also included is a series of chapters each authored by internationally renowned experts reviewing the state of the art in different aspects, including: global dietary calcium and magnesium intakes; the contribution of drinking water to calcium and magnesium intake; health significance of calcium and magnesium; role of drinking-water in relation to bone metabolism; epidemiological studies and the association of cardiovascular disease risks with water hardness and magnesium in particular; water production, technical issues and economics.--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2010 Springer
    Johnson, Lane P.; Johnson, Nancy J.
    Who are the uninsured? / Howard Eng -- Why are people uninsured? ; The culture of poverty and the uninsured ; Health disparities and the uninsured ; Providers of care for the uninsured ; Chronic disease and the uninsured ; Medical homes (preferably "health home") and the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Medication assistance for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson and Janet S. Smith -- Medically uninsured refugees and immigrants / Lane P. Johnson -- Medically uninsured and the homeless / Jennifer Vanderleest -- Care of underserved people with mental illness / Francisco A. Moreno and Sarah Heron -- Medically uninsured older Americans / Lynne Tomasa -- Direct caregivers association: an option for a rapidly growing aging population? / Judith B. Clinco -- The rural uninsured ; Dental care for the uninsured / Lane P. Johnson -- Uninsured children at school / Fran Bartholomeaux and Nancy J. Johnson -- Building community collaborations around care for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Information technology and medically uninsured / Theresa Cullen -- The role of government in providing health care to the uninsured / James E. Dalen -- Think nationally, act locally / Lane P. Johnson.
  • 2009 Springer
    Aldinger, Carmen; Whitman, Cheryl Vince.
  • 2012 Springer
    Rudenstine, Sasha; Galea, Sandro.
    pt. 1. The study of disasters -- pt. 2. Causes of disasters -- pt. 3. Behavioral consequences of disasters -- pt. 4. Our models : applying a public health perspective.
  • 2013
    "The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies reviews scientific findings and stakeholders concerns related to the safety of the recommended childhood immunization schedule. This report also identifies potential research approaches, methodologies and study designs that could inform this question, considering strengths, weaknesses as well as ethical and financial feasibility of each approach. This report draws on data from existing surveillance systems, such as the Vaccine Safety Datalink, could be used and offers the best means for ongoing research efforts regarding the safety of the schedule. In recognition of this, future federal research approaches should: collect and assess evidence regarding public confidence in and concerns about the entire childhood immunization schedule, with the goal to improve communication with health care professionals, and between health care professionals and the public regarding safety; standardize definitions of key elements of the schedule, and relevant health outcomes; establish research priorities on the basis of epidemiological evidence, biological plausibility, and feasibility; and continue to fund and support the Vaccine Safety Datalink project to study the safety of the recommended immunization schedule"--Publisher's description.
  • 2013 Karger
    Black, Carolyn Morris.
    Epidemiology and prevention and control programs for chlamydia / C.L. Satterwhite, J.M. Douglas, Jr. -- Chlamydia trachomatis pathogenicity and disease / D. Dean -- Chlamydia trachomatis genome structure / T.E. Putman, D.D. Rockey -- Chlamydia trachomatis : molecular testing methods / C.A. Gaydos -- Treatment of chlamydia trachomatis infections / M.R. Hammerschlag -- The Immunologic Response to Urogenital Infection / R.M. Johnson, W. Geisler -- Chlamydia vaccine development / J.U. Igietseme, C.M. Black -- Maternal and infant chlamydia trachomatis infections / I.G.I.J.G. Rours, M.R. Hammerschlag -- Chlamydia trachomatis infection among sexual minorities / D. Singh, J.M. Marrazzo -- Lymphogranuloma venereum : a concise outline of an emerging infection among men who have sex with men / H.J.C. de Vries, S. Morré.
  • 2006 Springer
    Ebi, Kristie L.; Menne, B.
  • 2015 Springer Protocols
    Barrett, Brendan; Parfrey, Patrick S.
    On framing the research question and choosing the appropriate research design / Patrick S. Parfrey and Pietro Ravani -- Research ethics for clinical researchers / John D. Harnett and Richard Neuman -- Definitions of bias in clinical research / Geoffrey Warden -- Longitudinal studies 1 : determination of risk / Sean W. Murphy -- Longitudinal studies 2 : modeling data using multivariate analysis / Pietro Ravani, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Longitudinal studies 3 : data modeling using standard regression models and extensions / Pietro Ravani, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Longitudinal studies 4 : matching strategies to evaluate risk / Matthew T. James -- Longitudinal studies 5 : development of risk prediction models for patients with chronic disease / Navdeep Tangri and Claudio Rigatto -- Randomized controlled trials 1 : design / Bryan M. Curtis, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials 2 : analysis / Robert N. Foley -- Randomized controlled trials 3 : measurement and analysis of patient-reported outcomes / Michelle M. Richardson, Megan E. Grobert, and Klemens B. Meyer -- Randomized controlled trials 4 : biomarkers and surrogate outcomes / Claudio Rigatto and Brendan J. Barrett -- Randomized controlled trials 5 : determining the sample size and power for clinical trials and cohort studies / Tom Greene -- Randomized controlled trials 6 : on contamination and estimating the actual treatment effect / Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials 7 : analysis and interpretation of quality-of-life scores / Robert N. Foley and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials : planning, monitoring, and execution / Elizabeth Hatfield, Elizabeth Dicks, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Evaluation of diagnostic tests / John M. Fardy and Brendan J. Barrett -- Qualitative research in clinical epidemiology / Deborah M. Gregory and Christine Y. Way -- Health economics in clinical research / Braden J. Manns -- Clinical genetic research 1 : bias / Susan Stuckless and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Clinical genetic research 2 : genetic epidemiology of complex phenotypes / Darren D. O'Rielly and Proton Rahman -- Clinical genetic research 3 : genetics ELSI (ethical, legal, and social issues) research / Daryl Pullman and Holly Etchegary -- Evidence-based decision-making 1 : critical appraisal / Laurie K. Twells -- Evidence-based decision-making 2: systematic reviews and meta-analysis / Aminu Bello, Natasha Wiebe, Amit Garg, and Marcello Tonelli -- Evidence-based decision-making 3 : health technology assessment / Daria O'Reilly [and 6 others] -- Evidence-based decision-making 4: development and limitations of clinical practice guidelines / Bruce Culleton -- Evidence-based decision-making 5 : translational research / Deborah M. Gregory and Laurie K. Twells -- Evidence-based decision-making 6 : utilization of administrative databases for health services research / Tanvir Turin Chowdhury and Brenda Hemmelgarn -- Evidence-based decision-making 7: knowledge translation / Braden J. Manns -- Evidence-based decision-making 8 : health policy, a primer for researchers / Victor Maddalena.
  • 2009 Springer Protocols
    Barrett, Brendan; Parfrey, Patrick S.
    On framing the research question and choosing the appropriate research design / Patrick Parfrey and Pietro Ravani -- Longitudinal studies and determination of risk / Sean W. Murphy -- Modeling longitudinal data, I : principles of multivariate analysis / Pietro Ravani, Brendan Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- Modeling longitudinal data, II : standard regression models and extensions / Pietro Ravani, Brendan Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- The design of randomized controlled trials / Bryan M. Curtis, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- Analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials / Robert N. Foley -- Evaluation of diagnostic tests / John M. Fardy -- Biomarkers and surrogates in clinical studies / Claudio Rigatto and Brendan J. Barrett -- Measurement and analysis of patient-reported outcomes / Klemens B. Meyer and Kimberly A. Clayton -- Bias in clinical studies of genetic diseases / Susan Stuckless and Patrick Parfrey -- Genetic epidemiology of complex phenotypes / Lynette Peddle and Proton Rahman. Qualitative research in clinical epidemiology / Deborah M. Gregory and Christine Y. Way -- Primer on systematic review and meta-analysis / Marcello Tonelli, Dan Hackman, and Amit X. Garg -- The role of health economics within clinical research / Braden J. Manns -- Development and limitations of clinical practice guidelines / Bruce Culleton -- Basics of health technology assessment / Daria O'Reilly, Kaitryn Campbell, and Ron Goeree -- Research ethics for clinical researchers / John D. Harnett and Richard Neumann -- Budgeting, funding, and managing clinical research projects / Elizabeth Hatfield, Elizabeth Dicks, and Patrick Parfrey.
  • 2008 Springer
    Wallace, Rodrick; Fullilove, Mindy Thompson.
  • 2008 Springer
    Fonseca-Becker, Fannie; Boore, Amy L.
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  • 2013 Springer
    Roberts, Laura Weiss.
    What Is Community-Based Participatory Research? -- Background Preparation for the CBPR Process -- Beginning Partnerships with Communities -- Finding Common Ground Within the Partnership -- Sustaining the Partnership -- Evaluating the Partnership and Enhancing Future Successes.
    Also available: Print – 2103
  • 2008 Springer
    Gunn, S. William; Masellis, Michele.
    The fundamentals : human rights and health -- Humanitarian medicine -- International, UN and WHO cooperation -- Disasters and conflicts -- Science, research and perspectives -- Society, health and equity.
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • Finger, Simon.
    "A rude place and an unpolisht man" : William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania -- "An infancy of government" : population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship -- "A suitable charity or an effectual security" : community, contagion, and the care of strangers -- "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city -- "Improvement in every part of the healing art" : transatlantic cultures of medical improvement -- "A fine field for professional improvement" : sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War -- "In a yielding state" : nervous nationalism in the new republic -- "Those friendly reciprocities" : panic and participation in the age of yellow fever -- "A matter of police" : fever and betrayal in the federal union.
  • 2011 Springer
    Kirst, Maritt.
    Introducing a transdisciplinary approach to applied urban health research -- Benefits and challenges of transdisciplinary research for urban health researchers -- In search of empowering health research for marginalized populations in urban settings: the value of a transdisciplinary approach -- Reducing health disparities experienced by refugees resettled in urban areas: a community-based transdisciplinary intervention model -- The Street Health Report 2007: community-based research for social change -- Safety as a social value: revisiting a participatory case study in Scotland -- Methodological notes on conducting transdisciplinary research -- Collaborative processes in transdisciplinary research -- From complex problems to complex problem-solving: transdisciplinary practice as knowledge translation -- Transdisciplinary training in health research: distinctive features and future directions -- Funding agencies and transdisciplinary research -- Moving forward: the future of transdisciplinary health research.
  • 2002 CRCnetBASE
    Bolz, Frank; Bolz, Frank; Dudonis, Kenneth J.; Schulz, David P.
  • 2012
    Wilensky, Sara; Gray, Elizabeth.
    Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), states are encouraged to increase their role in improving access to evidence-based preventive screenings and strategies. One of these provisions goes into effect on January 1, 2013, when state Medicaid programs will have the opportunity to receive a one percentage point increase in their Federal Medical Assistance Percentage matching rate ("FMAP") if they cover the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ("ACIP") and the preventive services rated "A" or "B" by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force ("USPSTF") without cost-sharing. The USPSTF is an independent panel of experts that reviews scientific evidence on clinical preventive health care services and issues recommendations for primary care providers and health systems. This study evaluates Medicaid coverage across the country for twenty-four of those services that focus on non-pregnant adults. There was significant variation among states in which services were covered under Medicaid for non-elderly, non-pregnant adults. While some research has been published examining Medicaid coverage of select preventive services, there has not been a comprehensive look at state-level Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults. This study is intended to provide a better understanding of Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults in the current state programs, help guide federal policymakers as they make decisions about the criteria qualifying a state for the FMAP increase, and inform state policy makers as they consider the level of preventive benefits and services to offer should they expand Medicaid in 2014.
  • 2014 Springer
    Bruhn, John G.
    1. The border region: its culture and health disparities -- 2. Understanding health disparities -- 3. A critique of U.S.-Mexico Border health interventions -- 4. Ethical issues in health interventions across contexts and cultures -- Index.
  • 2008
    Hudnell, H. Kenneth.
    Overview -- Occurance workgroup -- Causes, prevention, and mitigation workgroup -- Toxins workgroup -- Analytical methods workgroup -- Human health effects workgroup -- Ecosystem effects workgroup -- Risk assessment workgroup.
  • 2012 Springer
    Pantanowitz, Liron; Khalbuss, Walid E.; Michelow, Pam.
    Introduction -- Specimen Collection and Handling -- Host Reactions to Infection -- Microbiology -- Gynecological Infections -- Pulmonary Infections -- Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Infections -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Central Nervous System Infections -- Hematologic Infections -- Breast, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Infections -- Head and Neck Infections -- Immunosuppressed Host -- Ancillary Investigations -- Mimics and Contaminants.
  • 2009 Springer
    Frank, Uwe; Daschner, Franz; Tacconelli, Evelina.
  • 2011 WHO
    Part A. Report of WHO expert consultation on DDT rish characterization -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Consensus statement -- Part B. Hazard and exposure assessments -- 1. Summary and conclusions -- 2. Chemical identity -- 3. Exposure sources and metrics -- 4. Kinetics and metabolism -- 5. Hepatic effects and enzyme induction -- 6. Neurotoxicity -- 7. Immunotoxicity -- 8. Carcinogenicity -- 9. Genotoxicity -- 10. Endocrinological and reproductive effects -- 11. Hazard characterization -- 12. Exposure assessment.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2014 Springer
    Regmi, Krishna.
    Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand. Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare. Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they: Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems. Consider public/private partnerships in health systems. Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated. Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization. Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century. And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading. Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy.
  • 2014 Springer
    Petras, Hanno; Sloboda, Zili.
    Prevention Science: An Epidemiological Approach -- Individual Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Vulnerability Across the Life Course: Benchmarks and Developmental Challenges -- Benchmarks, Developmental Challenges, and Risks During the Prenatal and Infancy Period -- Childhood and the Entry into Adolescence: A Pivotal Period in Health-Related Behaviors and Prevention -- Adolescence and Early Adulthood -- Stressors and Vulnerabilities in Middle and Old Age: Opportunities for Prevention -- Environmental Influences and Implications for Intervention Development -- Family -- School Influences on Child and Youth Development -- Peer Networks -- Risk and Resilience Processes in Single-Mother Families: An Interactionist Perspective -- Environmental Influences: The Workplace and Mental Health-Models, Vulnerability Factors, and Interventions -- An Integrated Prevention Science Model: A Conceptual Foundation for Prevention Research -- Design of Prevention Interventions -- Implementation Science and the Effective Delivery of Evidence-Based Prevention -- Factors Affecting Implementation: Cultural Adaptation and Training -- Measuring Fidelity -- Research Design -- Translating the Intervention Approach into an Appropriate Research Design: The Next-Generation Adaptive Designs for Effectiveness and Implementation Research -- The Epidemiologic Case-Crossover and Case-Control Approaches in Prevention Research -- The Use of Simulation Models in Public Health with Applications to Substance Abuse and Obesity Problems -- Meta-analysis in Prevention Science -- Mixed Methods Research Design for Prevention Science: Methods, Critiques, and Recommendations -- Analytic Methods -- Latent Class Analysis in Prevention Science -- Discrete-Time Survival Analysis in Prevention Science -- Using Mediation and Moderation Analyses to Enhance Prevention Research -- Advances in Missing Data Models and Fidelity Issues of Implementing These Methods in Prevention Science -- Cost Analysis and Policy -- Economic Analysis and Policy Studies: Special Challenges in the Prevention Sciences -- Strengthening Prevention Science to Ensure Effectiveness of Intervention in Practice: Setting up an International Agenda.
  • 2010 Springer
    Magni, Mariapia Viola.
    Part 1. BIOTERRORISM PREVENTION -- Bioterrorism: A Potential Weapon for Terrorist Attacks Through Food and Water Contamination: Evolution of Our Understanding of the Use of Chemical and Bacteriological Weapons / Vincenzo Costigliola and Franco Quagliata -- Detection and Quantification of Bacteria and Fungi Using Solid-Phase Cytometry / Lies ME Vanhee, Eva D'Haese, Ils Cools, Hans J Nelis and Tom Coenye -- Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping of Akounq Groundwater Body, Armenia / Vahram Vardanyan and Artashes Aginian -- Part 2. BACTERIA DIAGNOSTIC TESTS -- Methods for Detection of Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) / Jordan Madic -- Genetic Diversity of Enterococci in Bryndza Cheese / Roman Dušinský, Anna Belicová, Libor Ebringer, Dušan Jurkovič and Lívia Križková, et al. -- Salmonella Infections / Constantine Arvanitakis -- Molecular Diagnostics of Staphylococcus aureus / Jiří Doškař, Roman Pantůček, Vladislava Růžičková and Ivo Sedláček -- Molecular Methods to Detect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis in Foods / Marisa Manzano, Lucilla Iacumin, Cristina Giusto and Giuseppe Comi -- Control of Listeria monocytogenes in San Daniele Dry Cured Ham by Different Technologies: Reduction of L. Monocytogenes in Dry Cured Ham / Lucilla Iacumin, Marisa Manzano, Milena Osualdini, Carlo Cantoni and Giuseppe Comi -- Part 3. VIRAL INFECTIONS -- Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Hepatitis B in the Mediterranean Region and Elsewhere / Nurdan Tözün, Özdal Ersoy, Fatih Eren and Veysel Tahan -- Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) - An Emerging Viral Pathogen / Avrelija Cencič and Walter Chingwaru -- Dengue Virus Diagnostics / Evgeni Eltzov, Danit Atias, Levi Gheber and Robert S. Marks -- Part 4. PARASITES AND FUNGI -- Infectious Forms of Parasites in Food: Man Embedded in Ecosystems / Eduardo Dei-Cas, Cécile-Marie Aliouat, Gabriela Certad, Colette Creusy and Karine Guyot -- Unusual Developmental Pattern of Expression of Enzymes Involved in DNA Biosynthesis in Trichinella spiralis and Trichinella pseudospiralis / Magdalena Dąbrowska, Barbara Gołos, Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode, Patrycja Wińska and Joanna Cieśla, et al. -- Immunodulation and Helminths: Towards New Strategies for Treatment of Immune-Mediated Diseases? / Fabrizio Bruschi, Lorena Chiumiento and Gianfranco Del Prete -- Parasites and Oncogenesis with a Special Reference to Gastro-Intestinal Neoplasia Induced by Cryptosporidium parvum / C Creusy, G Certad, K Guyot and E Dei-Cas -- Smart Biosensors for Determination of Mycotoxines / Lyubov Yotova, Ivo Grabchev, Rossica Betcheva and Dessislava Marinkova.
  • 2014
    Drain, Paul K.; Evert, Jessica; Hall, Thomas L.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2009 Springer
    Finn, Nancy B.; Bria, William F.
  • 2009 Springer
    MacLachlan, Malcolm; Swartz, Leslie.
  • 2013 Springer
    MacGarty, David; Nott, David.
    Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Nongovernmental Organizations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Trauma and Surgery -- Prehospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Noncommunicable Disease.
  • 2009 ScienceDirect
    Clements, Bruce.
    General public health preparedness -- Bioterrorism -- Bombings and explosions -- Chemical disasters -- Earthquakes -- Floods -- Heat waves -- Hurricanes -- Nuclear and radiological disasters -- Pandemic influenza -- Thunderstorms and tornadoes -- Volcanoes -- Wildfires -- Winter storms.
  • 2006 NCBI Bookshelf
    Feachem, Richard G.; Jamison, Dean T.; Makgoba, Malegapuru W.
    Changing patterns of disease and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview / Florence K. Baingana and Eduard R. Bos -- Levels and trends in mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview / Jacob Adetunji and Eduard R. Bos -- Trends in child mortality, 1960 to 2000 / Kenneth Hill and Agbessi Amouzou -- Levels and trends of adult mortality / Debbie Bradshaw and Ian M. Timaeus -- Causes of death / Chalapati Rao, Alan D. Lopez, and Yusuf Hemed -- Population and mortality after AIDS / Rodolfo A. Bulatao -- Levels and patterns of mortality at INDEPTH demographic surveillance systems / Osman A. Sankoh ... [et al.] -- Trends and issues in child undernutrition / Todd Benson and Meera Shekar -- Diarrheal diseases / Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Claudio F. Lanata, Walter Mendoza, and Demissie Habte -- Developmental disabilities / Geoff Solarsh and Karen J. Hofman -- Acute respiratory infections / Shabir A. Mahdi and Keith P. Klugman -- Vaccine-preventable diseases / Mark A. Miller and John T. Sentz -- Tuberculosis / Christopher Dye ... [et al.] -- Malaria / Robert W. Snow and Judy A. Omumbo -- Onchocerciasis / Uche Amazigo ... [et al.] -- Maternal mortality / Khama O. Rogo, John Oucho, and Philip Mwalali -- HIV/AIDS / Souleymane Mboup ... [et al.] -- Lifestyle and related risk factors for chronic diseases / Krisela Steyn and Albertino Damasceno -- Diabetes mellitus / Jean-Claude Mbanya and Kaushik Ramiaya -- Cancers / Freddy Sitas ... [et al.] -- Cardiovascular disease / Anthony Mbewu and Jean-Claude Mbanya -- Mental health and the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances / Florence K. Baingana, Atalay Alem, and Rachel Jenkins -- Neurological disorders / Donald Silberberg and Elly Katabira -- Violence and injuries / Brett Bowman ... [et al.].
  • 2006 NCBI Bookshelf
    Jamison, Dean T.
  • 2006
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Mental disorders / Steven Hyman ... [et al.] -- Neurological disorders / Vijay Chandra ... [et al.] -- Learning and developmental disabilities / Maureen S. Durkin ... [et al.] -- Alcohol / Jürgen Rehm ... [et al.] -- Illicit opiate abuse / Wayne Hall ... [et al.].
  • 2009 Springer
    Graves, Nicholas; Halton, Kate; Jarvis, William R.
  • 2011 Springer
    Dakubo, Crescentia Y.
    Exploring the linkages between ecosystems and human health -- Evolution towards an ecosystem approach to public health -- Ecosystem approaches to human health: key concepts and principles -- Community-based participatory research for ecohealth -- The process of conducting an ecohealth research project: a participatory action research approach -- Applying an ecosystem approach to community health research in Ghana: a case study -- Planning for a healthy community: a case study: phase II -- Challenges and ethical dilemmas in conducting participatory ecohealth research -- Ecosystem approaches to indigenous health -- Policy frameworks on health and environmental linkages -- Applying critical theory to environmental and health issues -- Examining environmental problems from a critical perspective -- Examining public health concerns from a critical perspective -- Towards a critical approach to ecohealth research and practice.
  • 2007 Springer
    Denier, Yvonne.
  • 2008 Springer
    Gibbons, Michael Christopher.
    An overview of healthcare disparities -- Provider factors in healthcare disparities -- Patient factors in healthcare disparities -- Healthcare system factors in healthcare disparities -- The social "nonmedical" determinants of health -- The role of the Internet in American life -- The iHealth revolution -- Digital disparities -- The role of eHealth in patient engagement and quality improvement -- Medical informatics -- Public health informatics -- Beyond traditional paradigms in disparities research -- Health information technology policy perspectives and healthcare disparities -- Disparities and eHealth: achieving the promise and the potential.
  • 2012 WHO
    Chapter 1. Identifying general requirements -- Chapter 2. Identifying detailed requirements -- Chapter 3. Selecting a solution -- Chapter 4. Implementing an electronic recording and reporting system .
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2007 Springer
    Williams, Richard Allen.
    I. Underlying causes of healthcare disparities -- 1. Historical perspectives on healthcare disparities : is the past prologue? / Richard Allen Williams -- 2. Epidemiology of racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare / George A. Mensah and Maleeka J. Glover -- 3. Cultural diversity in medicine and in healthcare delivery / Richard Allen Williams -- II. Current problems -- 4. Healthcare and the politics of race / M. Gregg Bloche -- 5. Barriers to eliminating disparities in clinical practice: lessons from the IOM report "Unequal Treatment" / Joseph R. Betancourt and Angela Maina -- 6. Second-class medicine: implications of evidence-based medicine for improving minority access to the correct pharmaceutical therapy / Randall W. Maxey and Richard Allen Williams -- 7. The diversity benefit: how does diversity among health professionals address public needs? / Brian D. Smedley -- III. Approaches to correcting the problems -- 8. Eliminating disparities in healthcare through quality improvement / Kevin Fiscella -- 9. Eliminating racial discrimination in healthcare: a call for state healthcare anti-discrimination law / Vernellia R. Randall -- 10. Quality of care and health disparities: the evolving role of government / Garth N. Graham -- 11. The role of communities in eliminating healthcare disparities: getting down to the grass roots / JudyAnn Bigby -- 12. The potential impact of performance incentive programs on racial disparities in healthcare / Alyna T. Chien -- IV. Examples of what works -- 13. Monitoring socioeconomic determinants for healthcare disparities: tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project / Nancy Krieger ... [et a.] -- 14. The Association of Black Cardiologists: a small-group success story / Richard Allen Williams -- 15. Breathe easy in Seattle: addressing asthma disparities through healthier housing / James W. Krieger ... [et al.] -- 16. Access Health Solutions: a minority physician network model that works / Kathy B. Jackson -- 17. Carolinas Association for Community Health Equity-CACHE: a community coalition to address health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities in Mecklenburg County North Carolina / Yele Aluko -- V. Concluding recommendations -- 18. Principles for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare / John Z. Ayanian and Richard Allen Williams.
  • 2014 Stanf Univ
  • 2008 NAP
    Giffin, Robert B.; Pool, Robert; Robinson, Sally.
    1. Introduction -- 2. Investigative Toxicology: The State of the Art -- 3. Screening Technologies I: Human Cell-Based Approaches -- 4. Screening Technologies II: Toxicogenomics -- 5. Screening Technologies III: Metabolomics -- 6. Screening Technologies IV: Pharmacogenetics -- 7. Qualifying Biomarkers -- 8. Pharmacovigilance -- 9. Integration -- 10. The Future of Safety Science.
  • 2007 ScienceDirect
    Tabor, Edward.
  • 2008 Springer
    Koroukian, Siran M.; Loue, Sana; Sajatovic, Martha.
    Foundation topics. Biology of aging / Teresa Dolinar. The history and demography of aging in the United States / Gail E. Souare, Linda S. Lloyd. Cultural diversity among elders in the US : meeting the challenge of the ethnogeriatric imperative / Gwen Yeo. Legal aspects of aging / Janet L. Lowder ... [et al.] The participation of cognitivelly impaired elderly in research / Sana Loue -- Topics in aging and public health.
  • 2012 Springer
    Loue, Sana; Sajatovic, Martha.
    Part 1. Immigrant Health Overview Chapters -- Immigration in the Global Context / Bettina Rausa, Linda S. Lloyd -- Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History / Sana Loue -- Alternative and Complementary Medicine / Brenda L. Lovell, Jamileh Daneshnia, Christopher J. Fries -- Culture-Specific Diagnoses / Delaney Smith, Tara Mayes, Riley Smith -- Health Determinants / M. David Low, Barbara J. Low -- Occupational and Environmental Health / Doug Brugge, C. Eduardo Siqueira -- Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research / Patrick J. M. Murphy, Irin Rachel Allen , Mo-Kyung Sin -- Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees / Sana Loue -- Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context / Beatrice Gabriela Ioan -- Part 2. Immigrant Health Topics A-Z.
  • v.1-4, 2014 Springer
    Bloom, Martin; Gullotta, Thomas.
    Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd ed covers more than 250 topics, taking a lifespan approach to the fields of public health and prevention. The encyclopedia is divided into four volumes: 1. Foundational Topics 2. Early Childhood and Childhood 3. Adolescence 4. Adulthood and Older Adulthood Within each volume, issues of illness prevention and health promotion (sometimes referred to as "positive psychology") are addressed in chapter-length entries arranged alphabetically. An international group of contributors synthesizes research focusing on improving the physical and mental health of the community as a whole. Each entry will have a structured format: Introduction, Definition of Terms, Prevalence, Theories, Empirical Studies, and Strategies (What Works, What Is Promising, What Doesn't Work). Each entry concludes with a look ahead to the coming decades of Public Health - what are the next steps to primary prevention and health promotion - and a "See Also" box recommending books, films, or articles by the editors for further reading. The encyclopedia is designed for practitioners, students, and researchers working in prevention, public health, and psychology. It will also serve as reference for practitioners in sociology, social work, nursing and medicine. The second edition more than doubles the number of entries in the first edition by adding entries focusing on gender, African American and Latino issues, social support, social and emotional learning, and physical health and disease. All entries from the first edition will be rewritten and expanded, reflecting the most up to date thinking in the field.
  • 2008 Springer
    Kirch, Wilhelm.
  • 2012 Springer
    Bosworth, Hayden B.
    Enhancing Medication Adherence: The Public Health Dilemma is a comprehensive guide to medication adherence for the healthcare professional. Clinicians and pharmacists alike can benefit from key opinion leader and author Hayden Bosworth's text as he explains the details and causes behind medication nonadherence as well as methods on how healthcare providers can determine if a patient is nonadherent. Additionally, Bosworth discusses various studies, which assess adherence, adherence-related technology, best practices for clinicians and pharmacists, and future directions and recommendations in the field.
  • 2011 WHO
    Introduction to the guidelines. Purpose, target and scope -- Background -- A dual obligation, a quadruple imperative -- Indispensability of controlled medicines in contemporary medical practices -- Safety of controlled medicines -- Current availability -- Impediments to availability, accessibility and affordability -- Why and how to work with this document? -- Guidelines for ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances. Content of drug control legislation and policy -- Authorities and their role in the system -- Policy planning for availability and accessibility -- Healthcare professionals -- Estimates and statistics -- Procurement -- Other -- Country assessment checklist.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2010
    Ramirez, Sarah Mercedes; De Genova, Nicholas; Kohrman, Matthew; White, Richard.
    "Enumerating Invisibility, Humanizing Numbers: Public Health and the Production of Inequities 1938-1974" is directed at answering one question: Why in spite of intensive study that has resulted in a wealth of numerical and statistical information on public health does the San Joaquin Valley and the residents therein remain, among one of the most underfunded, overlooked, impoverished and unhealthy regions? Through an examination of historical materials-- surveys, reports, occupational surveillance, and decision making-- this dissertation seeks to better understand how data and policy, through the social processes of classification and quantification, may have contributed to the production of inequities in the San Joaquin Valley. There are few studies to date that systematically examine the relationship between knowledge and numbers and even fewer that address the concerns of frequently overlooked communities of agricultural laborers in the San Joaquin Valley. This dissertation begins to fill these gaps by reviewing a diverse array of source material to trace how institutions counted and measured agricultural laborers, how the institutions shaped these counting practices, and how numbers shaped policies. Given that institutional identities and strategies of governance are at stake in the production of these numbers, the story of agricultural laborers their health, social, and scientific visibility must be told alongside the stories of state bureaucracies. In tracing how institutions counted and measured agricultural laborers, how the institutions shaped these counting practices, how numbers shaped policies and decisions, there is an opportunity to understand historically the potential consequences of these counting practices. Together they reveal how institutional identities contributed to the making of public health data-- its production, content and interpretation. This data, meant to reveal patterns of disease and improve public health, has paradoxically played a role in concentrating health inequities in the San Joaquin Valley because it has often made invisible the relationships between material deprivation and health or the environment and health. This dissertation does not advocate that we cease to use numbers in science and in policy. Rather, it is meant to recognize that every system of data collection and surveillance, regardless of the institution producing the data, is subjective and is shaped by particular values that have material consequences on populations As a result, the analysis intends to render numbers and their production more transparent and therefore open to critical analysis, and to provoke reflection on how the human elements- history, culture, and experiences --can explain the inequities that data alone can conceal.
  • 2002 CRCnetBASE
    Bassett, W. H.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    Budge, Amelia M.; Morain, Stanley A.
    "Satellite imagery and data are widely used in public health surveillance to provide early warning of disease outbreaks and for averting pandemics. Convergence of these technologies began in the 1970s and has gained wide acceptance in the 21st Century. This book is written jointly by experts in both the health and Earth-science technologies. Each chapter is accompanied by an extensive list of citations to provide background and validation of the current state-of-the-art for a variety of high-interest human diseases and associated health and well-being issues. The importance of day-to-day weather patterns, the impacts of severe weather events and longer-term climate cycles form the basis for developing information systems that meet goals and expectations of national and international health monitoring bodies"--Provided by publisher.
  • v. 1-2, 1922-23.
    Vaughan, Victor C.; Palmer, George T.; Vaughan, Henry F.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2009 Springer
    Oleske, Denise.
  • 2009
    Friis, Robert H.; Sellers, Thomas A.
  • 2013 Springer
    Sarkar, Fazlul H.
    Systems and Network Biology to Investigate Epigenetic De-regulatory Mechanisms of MicroRNAs in Pancreatic Cancer / Irfana Muqbil, Fazlul H. Sarkar, Ramzi M. Mohammad -- Role of MicroRNAs in Cancer Epigenetics / Kishore B. Challagundla, Petra Wise, Muller Fabbri -- Epigenetic Regulation of EZH2 and Its Targeted MicroRNAs / Sandy Leung-Kuen Au, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Chun-Ming Wong -- Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Renal Cancer / Shahana Majid ... [et al.] -- Epigenetic Regulation of MicroRNA in Colon Cancer / Qiong Zhang, Mukesh Verma, Sharad Khare -- Epigenetic Regulation of miRNAs in Breast Cancer Formation and Progression / Zhiqian Zhang ... [et al.] -- Epigenetic Variations of Stem Cell Markers in Cancer / Sripathi M. Sureban, Dongfeng Qu, Courtney W. Houchen -- Recent Updates on Epigenetic Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer / Karen Chiam, Tanya Kate Day, Tina Bianco-Miotto -- Epigenetics and Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer / Benjamin A. Rybicki -- Epigenetic Signatures of Breast Cancer Genes / Shrikant Anant, Animesh Dhar, Satish Ramalingam -- Exploiting Epigenetic Modifiers to Circumvent Melanoma Dual Resistance to TCR-Engineered Immunotherapy- and BRAF V⁶⁰⁰E-Kinase Inhibitor / Ali R. Jazirehi CLS, -- The Role of Epigenetics in Radiation Therapy and the DNA Damage Response / Steven P. Zielske -- Plant Polyphenols as Epigenetic Modulators of Glutathione S-Transferase P1 Activity / Vijay S. Thakur, Sanjay Gupta -- Epigenetic Regulations of mRNAs and miRNAs by Nutraceuticals / Yiwei Li ... [et al.] -- Towards Curative Cancer Therapy with Maspin: A Unique Window of Opportunity to Target Cancer Dormancy / Alexander Kaplun, M. Margarida Bernardo, Sijana Dzinic.
  • 2012 ebrary
    England, Mary Jane; Liverman, Catharyn T.; Schultz, Andrea M.; Strawbridge, Larisa M.
    "Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource"--Publisher's description.
  • 2005 Springer
    Brooks, Richard G.; Kind, Paul; Rabin, Rosalind.
  • 2010 WHO
    Blas, Erik; Kurup, Anand Sivasankara.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • Stepan, Nancy.
    How shall we improve human health? One answer is: by eradication. The Gates Foundation announced in 2007 that their goal is malaria eradication; another of their priorities is polio eradication. Eradication means the complete elimination of a disease through deliberate human intervention. It stands for an absolute in public health. This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today. The eradication of disease might seem like an absolute good. But critics of eradication argue that the huge resources needed to achieve eradication could be better allocated toward developing primary health services and general improvement in health. This book aims to look at the benefits and drawbacks of single-minded efforts to rid the world of particular diseases, one at a time. The sweep of the book is impressive, from the origins of the idea of complete eradication in the early twentieth century until the present-day campaigns against polio, Guinea worm disease, and now malaria. The author places eradication's story in its many contexts, from imperialism, changing notions of public health, the history of medicine and its technologies, the development of international health agencies such as the World Health Organization, and the impact of the Cold War on the shift of attention to disease in developing countries. -- Jacket.
  • 2002 NAP
  • 2006 NCI
  • 2013 Cambridge
    Andermann, Anne.
    "Evidence for Health: From Patient Choice to Global Policy is a practical guide to evidence-informed decision-making. It provides health practitioners and policy-makers with a broad overview of how to improve health and reduce health inequities, as well as the tools needed to make informed decisions that will have a positive influence on health. Chapters address questions such as: What are the major threats to health? What are the causes of poor health? What works to improve health? How do we know that it works? What are the barriers to implementation? What are the measures of success? The book provides an algorithm for arriving at evidence-informed decisions that take into consideration the multiple contextual factors and value judgements involved. Written by a specialist in public health with a wealth of international experience, this user-friendly guide demystifies the decision-making process, from personal decisions made by individual patients to global policy decisions"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2012 WHO
    Chapter 1. The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance: Introduction -- Chapter 2. Surveillance to track antimicrobial use and resistance in bacteria -- Chapter 3. Measures to ensure better use of antibiotics -- Chapter 4. Reducing antimicrobial use in animal husbandry -- Chapter 5. Infection prevention and control in health-care facilities -- Chapter 6. Fostering innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance -- Chapter 7. The way forward: political commitment to enable options for action -- Appendix 1. List of 2001 WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance recommendations -- Appendix 2. List of 2011 WHO World Health Day six-point policy briefs.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2005 Springer
    Bertollini, Roberto; Kirch, Wilhelm; Menne, B.
  • 2012 NAP
    Oria, Maria; Pate, Russell R.; Pillsbury, Laura.
    "In Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, the IOM assesses the relationship between youth fitness test items and health outcomes, recommends the best fitness test items, provides guidance for interpreting fitness scores, and provides an agenda for needed research. The report concludes that selected cardiorespiratory endurance, musculoskeletal fitness, and body composition measures should be in fitness surveys and in schools. Collecting fitness data nationally and in schools helps with setting and achieving fitness goals and priorities for public health at an individual and national level" Publisher's Summary (excerpt).
  • 2010 ebrary
    McDonald, Lynn.
    A Quick sketch of Florence Nightingale's life -- pt. 1. The Making of Florence Nightingale. Faith and church ; Domestic arrangements, friends, the arts ; Illness and working style ; Companion animals and love of nature ; Last days, will and death -- pt. 2. The Social reformer. Science, law and probability ; Social class, government and politics ; Women and family ; Suggestions for thought -- pt. 3. War. The Crimean War ; Nightingale's 'confidential report' ; War Office reform ; The Geneva Convention, the Franco-Prussian War and Militarism ; Militarism and the causes of war -- pt. 4. Health care, nursing and midwifery. Nightingale's approach to health and healing ; The Nightingale system of nursing ; The Influence of Nightingale nursing worldwide ; The Evolution of nursing practice ; Midwifery training and maternity care ; District nursing -- pt. 5. Workhouse infirmaries and hospitals. Workhouse infirmary reform ; Safer hospitals -- pt. 6. India and Empire. Imperialism, racism and independence ; Famine ; Indian women -- pt. 7. Nightingale's legacy.
  • 2006 ebrary
    Nightingale, Florence; McDonald, Lynn; Vallée, Gérard.
  • 2004 ebrary
    Nightingale, Florence; McDonald, Lynn.
  • 2007 ebrary
    Nightingale, Florence; McDonald, Lynn; Vallée, Gérard.
    Social Change in India shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale's more than forty years of work on public health in India. While the focus in the preceding volume, Health in India, was top-down reform, notably in the Royal Commission on the Sanitary State of the Army in India, this book documents concrete proposals for self-government, especially at the municipal level, and the encouragement of leading Indian nationals themselves. Famine and related epidemics continue to be issues, demonstrating the need for public works like irrigation and for greater self-help meas.
  • 2006 CRCnetBASE
    Potter, Morris E.
    pt. 1. Factors that influence interactions between foodborne pathogenic agents and consumers -- pt. 2. Human host factors that influence foodborne disease -- pt. 3. Agent factors of pathogenicity and virulence that influence foodborne disease.
  • 2013 Am Soc Microbiol
    Buchanan, Robert; Doyle, Michael P.
    Factors of special significance to food microbiology -- Microbial spoilage and public health concerns -- Foodborne pathogenic bacteria -- Nonbacterial pathogens -- Preservatives and preservation methods -- Fermentations and beneficial microorganisms -- Advanced techniques in food microbiology.
  • 2011 WHO
    "WHO's third decade was characterized by a sense of optimism, perhaps naive in retrospect. There was a feeling that progress was possible, not only in health, but in social and economic ways to improve individual and collective well-being. This optimism was reflected in the approval by the Thirtieth World Health Assembly in May 1977 of resolution WHA30.43, which stated that WHO's main social target for the coming decades should be for all citizens of the world to attain by the year 2000 a level of health to enable them to lead socially and economically productive lives."--Introduction, p. vii.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2009 Springer
    Tucker, Joseph D.
    China's concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China's governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China. - Publisher's Description.
  • 2013 WHO
    García-Moreno, Claudia; Abrahams, Naeema; Devries, Karen; Pallitto, Christina; Stöckl, Heidi; Watts, Charlotte.
    "The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world. Previous reporting on violence against women has not differentiated between partner and non-partner violence."--Website.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2013 Springer
    McQueen, David V.
    Section I. Theoretical and methodological issues -- High-risk versus population prevention strategies for NCDs: Geoffrey Rose revisited in the twenty-first century -- Current and future theoretical foundations for NCDs and health promotion -- The nature of causality: beyond traditional evidence -- Surveillance for NCDs and health promotion: an issue of theory and method -- Section II. Lenses for understanding NCDs -- Learning from the social sciences in chronic diseases health promotion: structure, agency and distributive justice -- Contextual factors in health and illness -- The social determinants of non-communicable diseases: a political perspective -- Risk factors: tobacco -- Physical inactivity and health promotion: evidence and challenges -- NGOs addressing NCDs through a health promotion lens -- Health literacy as a lens for understanding non-communicable diseases and health promotion -- From healthy public policy to intersectoral action and health-in-all policies -- Section III. Approaches to NCDs -- Population health intervention research: a fundamental science for NCD prevention -- Planning and management of cross-sectoral programs: strategies to address NCDs -- The public policy approach: governments, institutions, welfare states and social justice -- Accelerating action on NCDs: Understanding and applying a social determinants of health framework for changes -- Cardiovascular health, risk, and disease: primordial and remedial strategies -- Advocacy strategies to address NCDs: actions to increase the profile of physical activity -- Advocacy strategies to address NCDs: tobacco control -- Evidence synthesis to inform NCD prevention and health promotion -- Using evidence to inform NCD prevention and heal promotion -- The health promotion argument: NCDs and public health -- Public health, NDCs, health promotion, and business partnering: benefits, concerns, remedies, and moving towards creative partnering -- Section IV. Institutions and organizations -- Framing international trade and chronic disease -- Addressing NCDs through multilateral engagement at the United Nations: The role of WHO -- Governance, policy, and institutions -- NCDs and civil society: a history and a roadmap -- Developing health promotion workforce capacity for addressing non-communicable diseases globally -- Health promotion for NCDs in and by hospitals: a health promoting hospital perspective.
  • 2014
    Gostin, Larry O.
    Global health justice : towards a transformative agenda for health equity -- Globalized health hazards : the need for collective global action -- Global health law in the broader currents of global governance for health -- Fulfilling the promise of the World Health Organization -- Old and new institutions : from the World Bank to the Global Fund, GAVI Alliance, and Gates Foundation -- The international health regulations : responding to public health emergencies of international concern -- The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control : the global response to tobacco -- Health and human rights : human dignity, global justice, and personal security -- Global health, international trade, and intellectual property : toward a fair deal for the global south -- "Getting to zero" : scientific innovation, social mobilization, and human rights in the AIDS pandemic -- The international migration of health workers : a troubling example of global injustice -- Pandemic influenza: a case study on global health security -- The "silent" pandemic of non-communicable diseases -- Imagining global health with justice.
  • 2010
    Hutton, David William; Brandeau, Margaret L.; Owens, Douglas K.; So, Samuel.
    Hepatitis B (HBV) is a vaccine-preventable viral disease that, if untreated, can lead to death from liver disease in 25 percent of patients. Infection with HBV is a major global public health problem, particularly in Asian populations. In an era of limited healthcare budgets, mathematical models can be useful tools to identify cost-effective programs and to support policymakers in making informed decisions. This dissertation describes research on public health policies related to screening, vaccination, and treatment for HBV. It also describe contributions to the theoretical literature on when to stop catch-up vaccination for chronic infectious diseases. In the United States as many as 10% of Asian and Pacific Islander adults are chronically infected with HBV, and up to two thirds are unaware that they are infected. Using Markov models of infection, treatment and disease, I find that screening programs for HBV among Asian and Pacific Islander adults are likely to be cost effective and have clinically significant benefits from identifying chronically infected persons for medical management. Liver disease associated with childhood-acquired HBV is a leading cause of death among adults in China. Approximately 20% of children under age 5 years and 40% of children aged 5 to 19 years remain unprotected from HBV. Using a Markov model of infection and disease progression I find that HBV catch-up vaccination for children and adolescents in China would improve the health of the population and save costs over the long term. Although the 20th century has seen incredible development of safe and effective vaccines, many people remain susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. "Catch-up vaccination" for age groups beyond infancy can be an attractive and effective means of immunizing people who were missed earlier. However, as vaccination rates increase, catch-up vaccination may become less attractive. This chapter addresses the question of when to discontinue catch-up vaccination programs as immunization rates increase. I use a cost-effectiveness framework: I consider the cost per quality-adjusted life year gained of catch-up vaccination efforts, as a function of immunization rates over time and consequent disease prevalence and incidence. I illustrate the results with the example of HBV catch-up vaccination in China. I contrast results from a dynamic modeling approach with an approach that ignores the impact of vaccination on disease incidence.
  • 2013
    Kerrigan, Deanna.
    This volume presents an integrated epidemiologic, social, and economic analysis of the global epidemics of HIV among sex workers in low- and middle-income countries. The book provides a comprehensive review and synthesis of the available public health and social science data to characterize the nature, scope, and complexities of these epidemics. A community empowerment-based approach to HIV prevention, treatment, and care is outlined and demonstrated to be cost-effective across multiple settings, with a significant projected impact on HIV incidence among sex workers and transmission dynamics overall. The Global HIV Epidemics among Sex Workers seeks to assist governments, public health implementing agencies, donors, and sex worker communities to better understand and respond to the epidemics among a population facing heightened social and structural vulnerabilities to HIV. The book combines a systematic review of the global epidemiology of HIV among sex workers and in-depth case studies of the epidemiology, policy and programmatic responses and surrounding social contexts for HIV prevention, care and treatment in eight countries. The authors employ mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis to assess the potential country-level impact of a community empowerment-based approach to HIV prevention, treatment, and care among sex workers when taken to scale in four countries representing diverse sociopolitical contexts and HIV epidemics: Brazil, Kenya, Thailand, and Ukraine. In each setting, greater investment in prevention, treatment, and care for sex workers is shown to significantly reduce HIV. Together these findings underline the urgency of further global investment in comprehensive, human rights-based responses to HIV among sex workers.
  • 2014 Springer
    Foltz, Michelle; Gosselin, Richard A.; Spiegel, David A.
    Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of non-surgical and non-orthopedic clinical topics that are rarely encountered in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care. Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a wealth of knowledge about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text. The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text.
  • 2013 Springer
    Kawachi, Ichirō; Subramanian, S. V.; Takao, Soshi.
    The idea of social capital emerged in the social science disciplines to explain puzzling phenomena such as why some communities fare better in crisis than others. As the field matures, it has been adapted to wide-ranging issues such as population health. This book presents the major research issues as well as nuanced theoretical discussion in keeping with an evolving field in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Background chapters analyze how social capital manifests in neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools, and its relationship to health. The second half offers guidelines for improving population health at the social capital level, and examples of interventions, such as microfinance programs, in which enhanced social capital and health benefits are a significant by-product. And a number of contributors debate the problems of defining the concept and using the term at all.
  • 2014 WHO
    The WHO Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer highlights that 372,000 people drown worldwide each year. Drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region of the world. The report sets out the evidence showing a range of effective drowning prevention strategies, and makes a number of recommendations for concrete measures to be taken by national and local governments. With the release of this report, WHO aims to galvanize attention and action to this issue by highlighting how collaboration across sectors can save lives.--Publisher description.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2014 WHO
    The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. It represents a continuing effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support Member States in collecting information in order to assist them in their efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, and its health and social consequences. The report was launched in Geneva on Monday 12 May 2014 during the second meeting of the global network of WHO national counterparts for implementation of the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2014 WHO
    This global status report on prevention and control of NCDs (2014), is framed around the nine voluntary global targets. The report provides data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining the targets. The 2010 baseline estimates on NCD mortality and risk factors are provided so that countries can report on progress, starting in 2015. In addition, the report also provides the latest available estimates on NCD mortality (2012) and risk factors, 2010-2012. All ministries of health need to set national NCD targets and lead the development and implementation of policies and interventions to attain them. There is no single pathway to attain NCD targets that fits all countries, as they are at different points in their progress in the prevention and control of NCDs and at different levels of socioeconomic development. However all countries can benefit from the comprehensive response to attaining the voluntary global targets presented in this report.--Publisher description.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2011 WHO
    "This report sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed. The report takes an analytical approach, using global, regional and country-specific data to document the magnitude of the problem, project future trends, and assess the factors contributing to these trends. As noted, the epidemic of these diseases is being driven by forces now touching every region of the world: demographic aging, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles"--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2014 WHO
    "This is the nineteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention care and control at global regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countries that account for over 99% of the world's TB cases. The report is accompanied by a special supplement that marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Global Project on Anti-TB Drug Resistance Surveillance. The supplement highlights the latest status of knowledge about the epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and the programmatic response."--Ebook Library.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2015 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2012 WHO
    "The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 provides the latest information and analysis about the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and progress in TB care and control at global, regional and country levels. It is based primarily on data reported by WHO's Member States in annual rounds of global TB data collection. In 2012, 182 Member States and a total of 204 countries and territories that collectively have more than 99% of the world's TB cases reported data." --Executive summary, p. 1.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2013 WHO
    ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. The burden of disease caused by TB -- ch. 3. TB case notifications and treatment outcomes -- ch. 4. Drug-resistant TB -- ch. 5. Diagnostics and laboratory strengthening -- ch. 6. Addressing the co-epidemics of TB and HIV -- ch. 7. Financing -- ch. 8. Research and development.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2006 Springer
    Bennett, Belinda; Tomossy, George F.
  • 2005 Springer
    Kaufmann, S. H. E.; Lambert, P. H.
  • 2011 ebrary
    Post, Margaret A.
    Organizational pathways to political incorporation : the role of coalitions -- Immigrant political power : claims-making coalitions and policy outcomes -- Research design for theory and practice -- Massachusetts and California : 2004-2007 -- Organizational analysis : process and outcomes -- Immigrant organizations and policy change : the future role of coalitions.
  • 2006
    Barnes, David S.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Introduction -- "Not everything that stinks kills" : odors and germs on the streets of Paris, 1880 -- The sanitarian's legacy, or how health became public -- Taxonomies of transmission : local etiologies and the equivocal triumph of germ theory -- Putting germ theory into practice -- Toward a cleaner and healthier republic -- Odors and "infection," 1880 and beyond -- The legacy of the twentieth century.
  • 2007 NCI
    Best, Allan.
  • 2005 FDA
    I. Introduction -- A. Background -- B. Scope of the Guidance -- II. Safety Specification -- A. Elements of the Specification -- 1. Nonclinical -- 2. Clinical -- B. Summary -- III. Pharmacovigilance Plan -- A. Structure of the Pharmacovigilance Plan -- 1. Summary of Ongoing Safety Issues -- 2. Routine Pharmacovigilance Practices -- 3. Action Plan for Safety Issues -- 4. Summary of Actions To Be Completed, Including Milestones -- B. Pharmacovigilance Methods -- IV. References -- Annex - Pharmacovigilance Methods.
  • 2005 FDA
    I. Introduction -- II. Background -- A. PDUFA III'S Risk Management Guidance Goal -- B. Overview of the Risk Management Guidances -- III. The Role of Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology in Risk Management -- IV. Identifying and Describing Safety Signals: From Case Reports to Case Series -- A. Good Reporting Practice -- B. Characteristics of a Good Case Report -- C. Developing a Case Series -- D. Summary Descriptive Analysis of a Case Series -- E. Use of Data Mining to Identify Product-Event Combinations -- F. Safety Signals that may Warrant Further Investigation -- G. Putting the Signal into Context: Calculating Reporting Rates vs. Incidence Rates -- V. Beyond Case Review: Investigating a Signal Through Observational Studies -- A. Pharmacoepidemiologic Studies -- B. Registries -- C. Surveys -- VI. Interpreting Safety Signals: From Signal to Potential Safety Risk -- VII. Beyond Routine Pharmacovigilance: Developing a Pharmacovigilance Plan.
  • 2002 NAP
    Swift, Elaine K.
  • 2011 WHO
    "... presents the public health significance of ships in terms of disease and highlights the importance of applying appropriate control measures"--Back cover.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2011 WHO
    1. Introduction -- 2. A conceptual framework for implementing the Guidelines -- 3. Health-based targets -- 4. Water safety plans -- 5. Surveillance -- 6. Application of the Guidelines in specific circumstances -- 7. Microbial aspects -- 8. Chemical aspects -- 9. Radiological aspects -- 10. Acceptability aspects: Taste, odour and appearance -- 11. Microbial fact sheets -- 12. Chemical fact sheets.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2006 ScienceDirect
    Aryel, Ron M.; Moore, Andrew W.; Wagner, Michael M.
    Pt. I. The challenge of biosurveillance. Introduction / Michael M. Wagner -- Outbreaks and investigations / Virginia Dato, Richard Shephard, and Michael M. Wagner -- Case detection, outbreak detection, and outbreak characterization / Michael M. Wagner, Louise S. Gresham, and Virginia Dato -- Functional requirements for biosurveillance / Michael M. Wagner, Loren Shaffer, and Richard Shephard -- Pt. II. Organizations that conduct biosurveillance and the data they collect. Governmental public health / Rita Velikina, Virginia Dato, and Michael M. Wagner -- The healthcare system / Michael M. Wagner, William R. Hogan, and Ron M. Aryel -- Animal health / Richard Shephard, Ron M. Aryel, and Loren Shaffer -- Laboratories / Charles Brokopp ... [et al.] -- Water suppliers / Jason R.E. Shepard ... [et al.] -- Food and pharmaceutical industries / Ron M. Aryel and T.V. (Sunil) Anklekar -- Coroners and medical examiners / Ron M. Aryel and Michael M. Wagner -- Other organizations that conduct biosurveillance / Michael M. Wagner ... [et al.] -- Pt. III. Data analysis. Case detection algorithms / Fu-Chiang Tsui ... [et al.] -- Classical time-series methods for biosurveillance / Weng-Keen Wong and Andrew W. Moore -- Combining multiple signals for biosurveillance / Andrew W. Moore ... [et al.] -- Methods for detecting spatial and spatio-temporal clusters / Daniel B. Neill and Andrew W. Moore -- Natural language processing for biosurveillance / Wendy W. Chapman -- Bayesian methods for diagnosing outbreaks / Gregory F. Cooper ... [et al.] -- Atmospheric dispersion modeling in biosurveillance / William R. Hogan -- Methods for algorithm evaluation / Michael M. Wagner and Garrick Wallstrom -- Pt. IV. Newer types of surveillance data. Methods for evaluating surveillance data / Michael M. Wagner -- Sales of over-the-counter healthcare products / William R. Hogan and Michael M. Wagner -- Chief complaints and ICD codes / Michael M. Wagner ... [et al.] -- Absenteeism / Leslie Lenert ... [et al.] -- Emergency call centers / Ron M. Aryel and Michael M. Wagner -- The internet as sentinel / Michael M. Wagner, Heather A. Johnson, and Virginia Dato -- Physiologic and space-based sensors / Ron M. Aryel -- Data NOS (not otherwise specified) / Michael M. Wagner and Murray Campbell -- Pt. V. Decision making. Decision analysis / Agnieszka Onisko, Garrick Wallstrom, and Michael M. Wagner -- Probabilistic interpretation of surveillance data / Garrick Wallstrom, Michael M. Wagner, and Agnieska [sic] Onisko -- Economic studies in biosurveillance / Bruce Y. Lee ... [et al.] -- Pt. VI. Building and field testing biosurveillance systems. Information technology standards in biosurveillance / William R. Hogan and Michael M. Wagner -- Architecture / Jeremy Espino and Michael M. Wagner -- Advancing organizational integration: negotiation, data use agreements, law and ethics / M. Cleat Szczepaniak ... [et al.] -- Other design and implementation issues / Steve DeFrancesco, Kevin Hutchison, and Michael M. Wagner -- Project management / Neil Jacobson, Sherry Daswani, and Per H. Gesteland -- Methods for field testing of biosurveillance systems / Michael M. Wagner.
  • 2012 Wiley
    Obregon, Rafael; Waisbord, Silvio R.
    Front Matter -- Introduction -- Perspectives on Communication and Global Health. Theoretical Divides and Convergence in Global Health Communication / Silvio Waisbord, Rafael Obregon -- New Perspectives on Global Health Communication / Collins O Airhihenbuwa, Mohan J Dutta -- Rethinking Health Communication in Aid and Development / Elizabeth Fox -- Toward a Global Theory of Health Behavior and Social Change / Douglas Storey, maria elena Figueroa -- Theoretical Perspectives on and Approaches to Health Communication in a Global Context. The Impact of Health Communication Programs / Jane T Bertrand, Stella Babalola, Joanna Skinner -- Promoting Health through Entertainment-Education Media / William J Brown -- Interpersonal Health Communication / Rukhsana Ahmed -- Community Health and Social Mobilization / Catherine Campbell, Kerry Scott -- Health, News, and Media Information / Jesus Arroyave -- Using Complexity-Informed Communication Strategies to Address Complex Health Issues / Virginia Lacayo -- Community Media, Health Communication, and Engagement / Linje Manyozo -- Global E-health Communication / L Suzanne Suggs, Scott C Ratzan -- Managing Fear to Promote Healthy Change / Merissa Ferrara, Anthony J Roberto, Kim Witte -- Innovations in the Evaluation of Social Change Communication for HIV and AIDS / Ailish Byrne, Robin Vincent -- Case Studies of Applied Theory and Innovation. Mobile Phones / Katherine de Tolly, Peter Benjamin -- Social Marketing and Condom Promotion in Madagascar / W Douglas Evans, Kim Longfield, Navendu Shekhar, Andry Rabemanatsoa, Ietje Reerink, Jeremy Snider -- Participatory Health Communication Research / Karen Greiner -- Egypt's Initiative / Ron Hess, Dominique Meekers, J Douglas Storey -- Risk Communication and Emerging Infectious Diseases / Ketan Chitnis -- Journalism and HIV / gregory Alonso Pirio -- jovenHABLAjoven / jair vega Casanova, carmen R Mendivil Calder̤n -- Changing Gender Norms for HIV and Violence Risk Reduction / Julie Pulerwitz, Gary Barker, Ravi Verma -- Women's Health and Healing in the Peruvian Amazon / Ami Sengupta, Eliana Elias -- Positive Deviance, Good for Global Health / Arvind Singhal, Luc̕a Dur̀ -- Health Promotion from the Grassroots / mar̕a Beatriz Torres -- ₃Children can't wait₄ / Shereen Usdin, Nicola Christofides -- Crosscutting Issues. Capacity Building (and Strengthening) in Health Communication / Rafael Obregon, Silvio Waisbord -- Institutionalizing Communication in International Health / Jose Rimon, Suruchi Sood -- Communication and Public Health in a Glocalized Context / Thomas Tufte -- Conclusions: Rethinking the Field. Toward Social Justice in Directed Social Change / Srinivas R Melkote -- Conclusions / Silvio Waisbord, Rafael Obregon -- Index.
  • 2005 CRCnetBASE
    Holah, J. T.; Lelieveld, H. L. M.; Mostert, M. A.
    pt. 1. Risks -- pt. 2. Improving design -- pt. 3. Improving hygiene management and methods.
  • 2007 Springer
    Doll, Lynda Shane; Haas, Elizabeth N.
  • 2005 Springer
    Galea, Sandro; Vlahov, David.
    Urban health: population, methods, and practice / Sandro Galea and David Vlahov -- Homeless people / Stephen W. Hwang and James R. Dunn -- Health of economically deprived populations in cities / Patricia O'Campo and Michael Yonas -- Racial/ethnic minority and health: the role of the urban environment / Luisa N. Borrell and Stephani L. Hatch -- Sexual minority groups and urban health / Ruth Finkelstein and Julie Netherland -- Health and health access among urban immigrants / Sana Loue and Nancy Mendez -- The urban environment, drug use, and health / Danielle Ompad and Crystal Fuller -- The health of children in cities / M. Chris Gibbons ... [et al.] -- Older adults: guardians of our cities / Linda Fried and Jeremy Barron -- The health of urban populations in developing countries: an overview / Mark R. Montgomery and Alex C. Ezeh -- Perspectives on the health of urban populations in Nepal / Tej Kumar Karki -- Integrative chapter: the health of urban populations / The editors -- An anthropological perspective on urban health / Frances K. Barg and Jane Kauer -- Epidemiology and urban health research / Sandro Galea and David Vlahov -- Design and analysis of group (or neighborhood) level urban studies / Donald Hoover -- Health services research in the city / Michael K. Gusmano and Victor G. Rodwin -- Urban health in developing countries: insights from demographic theory and practice / Mark R. Montgomery and Alex C. Ezeh -- Urban sociology and research methods on neighborhoods and health / Joseph A. Soares -- Bridging the gap between urban health and urban planning / Marlon G. Boarnet and Lois M. Takahashi -- Environmental health studies: environmental health methods for urban health / Jonathan M. Samet and Joseph H. Abraham -- Cost-effectiveness analysis for urban health research / Ahmed M. Bayoumi -- Integrative chapter: multi-disciplinary work and the study of urban health / The editors -- Building healthy cities: a focus on interventions -- Building healthy cities: the World Health Organization perspective / Roderick J. Lawrence -- Building healthy cities: legal frameworks and consideratons / Wendy C. Peraue -- Teaching urban health / Nicholas Freudenberg and Susan Klitzman -- Strategies that promote health in cities /a local health department's perspective / Mary T. Bassett ... [et al.] -- Providing health services to marginalized urban populations / Anita Palepu and Mark W. Tyndall -- Integrative chapters: teaching and practice for promoting health in cities / The editors.
  • 2013 Springer
    Anema, Johannes R.; Loisel, Patrick.
    As work is recognized as beneficial to people's well-being, its absence is being considered in greater detail. Increasingly, work disability is being understood as a public health issue, and work disability prevention is gaining strength as an aspect of occupational health.The Handbook of Work Disability overviews this emerging field in accessible and practical fashion. This timely volume offers current theory for understanding the determinants of work disability (regardless of illness or injury that keeps individuals from the workplace), and a template for interventions that benefit both patient and other stakeholders. Experts across multiple fields examine the lives of work disabled patients, analyze the societal and workplace burden of work disability, and review bedrock concepts of the disability and its prevention. Featuring assessment tools, evidence-based intervention strategies, and insights into disorder-specific populations, this is information useful to the practicing clinician, the researcher, and the trainee. Included in the Handbook: Pain, chronicity, and disability.Measuring outcomes in work disability prevention.The influence of care providers on work disability. Psychosocial factors for disability and return to work.Core components of return-to-work interventions.Plus issue-specific chapters on low back pain, TBI, mental illness, and cancer. The Handbook of Work Disability is a definitive reference for psychologists, therapists, and rehabilitation professionals, as well as administrators, researchers, and students.
  • v. 1-5, 1911-22.
    Ficker, Martin; Gruber, Max von; Rubner, Max.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2006 ScienceDirect
    Bachmann, Till M.
  • 2007 Springer
    Kickbusch, Ilona; McQueen, David V.; Potvin, Louise.
    From a theory group to a theory book / Louise Potvin and Laura Balbo -- Modernity, public health, and health promotion : a reflexive discourse / Louise Potvin and David V. McQueen -- Critical issues in theory for health promotion / David V. McQueen -- Cultural capital in health promotion / Thomas Abel -- Understanding differentiation of health in late modernity by use of sociological systems theory / Jürgen M. Pelikan -- Managing uncertainty through participation / Louise Potvin -- Thinking health promotion sociologically / Laura Balbo -- Health governance : the health society / Ilona Kickbusch.
  • 2012
    Tannenbaum, Rebecca J.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Tannenbaum gives readers a comprehensive overview picture of medical practices from 1600 to 1800. She covers all aspects of medicine from surgery to the role of religion in healing, and describes the way in which all three cultures in colonial America-- European, African, and Native American-- thought about medicine.
  • 2013 ebrary
    Byrne, Joseph Patrick.
    Factors in early modern health and wellness -- Education and training : learned and non-learned -- Religion and medicine -- Women's health and medicine -- Infants and children -- Infectious diseases -- Environmental and occupational hazards -- Surgeons and surgery -- Mental and emotional health and disorders -- Apothecaries and their pharmacopeias -- War, health, and medicine -- Medical institutions -- Healing and the arts.
  • 2010 Springer
    Davies, Maggie; Morgan, Antony; Ziglio, Erio.
    Revitalising the public health evidence base: an asset model -- A salutogenic approach to tackling health inequalities -- A theoretical model of assets: the link -- Asset mapping in communities -- Assets based interventions: evaluating and synthesizing evidence of the effectiveness of the assets based approach to health promotion -- Resilience as an asset for healthy development -- How to assess resilience: reflections on a measurement model -- Measuring children's well-being: some problems and possibilities -- The relationship between health assets, social capital and cohesive communities -- Community empowerment and health improvement: the English experience -- Strengthening the assets of women living in disadvantaged situations: the German experience -- Sustainable community-based health and development programs in rural India -- The application and evaluation of an assets-based model in Latin America and the Caribbean: the experience with the healthy settings approach -- Parents and communities' assets to control under-five child malaria in rural Benin, West Africa -- Strengthening asset focused policy making in Hungary -- How forms in social capital can be an asset for promoting health equity -- Internal and external assets and Romanian adolescents' health: an evidence-based approach to health promoting schools policy -- Bringing it all together: the salutogenic response to some of the most pertinent public health dilemmas.
  • 2011 Springer
    Sessums, Laura L.
    Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy: The Reasons Why -- How Does Federal Health Policy Work? -- Tools and Resources to Build Advocacy Skills -- Opportunities for Advocacy in the Legislative Branch -- The Rules of the Game -- Advocacy in the Executive Branch of Government -- Establishing a Health Policy Strategy at the Association Level -- Building Partnerships and Coalition Advocacy -- State-Level Advocacy -- Local Advocacy for the Health Care Professional -- Clinicians and Health Care Advocacy: What Comes Next?.
  • 2014 Springer
    Janssen, Christian; Lengerke, Thomas von; Swart, Enno.
    Part I Introduction -- Theorizing, empiricizing and analyzing health care utilization in Germany: An introduction -- Part II Theory -- Re-revisiting the Behavioral Model of Health Care Utilization by Andersen: A review on theoretical advances and perspectives -- Health care utilization within the system of statutory sickness funds in Germany -- Part III Methodology -- The problem of repeated surveys: How comparable are their results regarding utilization of medical services? -- Health care utilization research using secondary data -- Health care utilization: Insights from qualitative research -- Part IV Results: Selected determinants -- Gender and utilization of health care -- Socioeconomic status and health care utilization in Germany: A systematic review -- Migration and health care utilization in the European context -- How do socioeconomic factors influence the amount and intensity of services utilization by family caregivers of elderly dependents? -- Part IV b Results: Selected diseases -- Health care utilization by dementia patients living at home and their kins -- Utilization of general practitioners by obese men and women: Review for Germany and results from the MONICA/KORA cohorts S3/F3 and S4/F4 -- Utilization of physiotherapy by patients with rheumatic diseases -- Participation in self-help activities amongst patients with rheumatic diseases -- Part IV b Results: Selected sectors of care -- Social determinants of utilization of psychotherapy in Germany -- Variation in the use of prevention and health promotion services according to gender, age, socioeconomic, and migration status -- Utilisation of an Integrated Care Pilot in Germany: Morbidity, age and sex distribution of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care membership in 2006-08 -- Part V Extroduction -- Health care utilization: A concluding note on research prospects.
  • 2009
    Beier, Lucinda McCray.
    Living and dying in nineteenth-century McLean County -- No place like home : hospitals and the development of institutional care -- Nursing, gender, and modern medicine -- Doctors and organized medicine -- An ounce of prevention : public health services -- Matters of life and death : experience and expectations of health, illness, and medical care in the twentieth century.
  • 2014 Springer
    Ross, Catherine Laverne; Botchwey, Nisha; Orenstein, Marla.
    Part I. Context for HIA: integrating public health, planning and policy development -- Part II. Introduction to core concepts and key examples of HIA -- Part III. Applied learning: Conducting an HIA -- Part IV. HIA today and tomorrow.
  • 2012
    Rudolph, Linda.
    Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments starts with background information on the concept of Health in All Policies in order to ground the reader in key concepts and definitions. Part I includes an overview of the social determinants of health and describes Health in All Policies as an approach to address these key drivers of health outcomes and health inequities. The authors discuss the connections between health, equity, and sustainability and describe the importance of addressing equity and sustainability in order to build healthy communities. Part I also includes an overview of the key principles of Health in All Policies, a description of a healthy community as a goal for Health in All Policies work, and an international history of Health in All Policies.
  • 2011 WHO
    1. Overview of housing and climate/environment linkages -- 2. Review of housing and health risks -- 3. Evaluating health co-benefits and risks of IPCC-reviewed mitigation strategies -- 4. Gap analysis: optimizing health benefits and correcting risks of mitigation strategies -- 5. Tools to assess, plan and finance healthy and climate-friendly housing -- 6. Case studies of good practice -- 7. Conclusions and recommendations.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2014 CRCnetBASE
    Sridhar, Divya Srinivasan.
    Theoretical underpinnings : comparing the PPACA and HITECH acts -- Impact of E-government on electronic health literacy -- Financial, social, and environmental impact of government HITadoption policies -- Self-management technologies and type 2 diabetes -- Individualized prevention solutions to childhood obesity -- Health IT in community health centers -- Case study of physicians as entrepreneurs -- The micro, meso, and macro perspectives of HIT adoption -- Geographic disparities in healthcare -- International comparisons: differences in U.K. and U.S. preventive health.
  • 2015
    Gunderson, Gary; Cochrane, James R.; Cutts, Teresa.
    Health care and public health are finding common -- but conflicted -- ground in population health. Current discussions in the two fields are collecting a large and growing set of tools, but with little clarity about which are appropriate for exactly what kind of work. Furthermore, neither field provides a clear explanation about how to manage this work within the field, including budgets, job descriptions, and evaluation methods, etc. that distinguish between good and better, efficient, effective or not. The following article offers four linked domains of thought and practice that together constitute a bridge from where we are to where we want to be -- healthier people and institutions -- by using the idea of the Leading Causes of Life as the supporting paradigm.
  • 2011 ebrary
    At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
  • 2007 Springer
    Meyer, Ilan H.; Northridge, Mary E.
    pt. 3. Prejudice and pride in health -- ch.8. Sexual stigma : putting sexual minority health issues in context / Gregory M. Herek, Regina Chopp, and Darryl Strohl -- ch. 9. Globalization, structural violence, and LGBT health : a cross-cultural perspective / Mark B. Padilla, Ernesto Vásquez del Aguila, and Richard G. Parker -- ch. 10. Prejudice and discrimination as social stressors / Ilan H. Meyer -- ch. 11, Determinants of health among two-spirit American Indians and Alaska natives / Karen C. Fieland, Karina L. Walters, and Jane M. Simoni -- ch. 12. "I don't fit anywhere" : how race and sexuality shape Latino gay and bisexual men's health / Jesus Ramirez-Valles -- ch. 13. Black LGB health and well-being / Juan Battle and Martha Crum -- pt. 4. Research methodologies -- ch. 14. Defining and measuring sexual orientation for research / Randal L. Sell -- ch. 15. Sampling in surveys of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people / Diane Binson, Johnny Blair, David M. Heubner, and William J. Woods -- ch. 16. Researching gay men's health : the promise of qualitative methodology / Gary W. Dowsett -- ch. 17. From science fiction to computer-generated technology : sampling lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals / Esther D. Rothblum -- ch. 18. Using community-based participatory research to understand and eliminate social disparities in health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations / Mary E. Northridge, Brian P. McGrath, and Sam Quan Krueger -- pt. 5. Health concerns -- ch. 19. Transgender health concerns / Anne A. Lawrence -- ch. 20. Health care of lesbian and bisexual women / Katherine A. O'Hanlan and Christy M. Isler -- ch. 21. Cancer and sexual minority women / Deborah J. Bowen, Ulrike Boehmer, and Marla Russo -- ch. 22. HIV/AIDS prevention research among black men who have sex with men : current progress and future directions / Gregorio A. Millett, David Malebranche, and John L. Peterson -- ch. 23. LGBT tobacco and alcohol disparities / Gregory L. Greenwood and Elisabeth P. Gruskin -- ch. 24. Methamphetamine use and its relation to HIV risk : data from Latino gay men in San Francisco / Rafael M. Díaz -- pt. 6. Healthcare systems and services -- ch. 25. Improving access to health care among African-American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations / Patrick A. Wilson and Hirokazu Yoshikawa -- ch. 26. Public health and trans-people : barriers to care and strategies to improve treatment / Emilia Lombardi -- ch. 27. HIV prevention and care for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youths : "Best practices" from existing programs and policies / Joyce Hunter and Jan Baer -- ch. 28. Fenway community health's model of integrated, community-based LGBT care, education, and research / Kenneth H. Mayer, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Rodney VanDerwarker, Hilary Goldhammer, and Judith B. Bradford -- Index.
  • 2016 Springer
    Shillabeer, Anna.
    This book presents a detailed overview of the healthcare environment in Viet Nam. Given the general lack of understanding of healthcare in the Vietnamese context, it discusses the background and history, current status and the future of healthcare in the country. The first part of the book provides a summary of the current state of Vietnamese healthcare, incorporating discussions on the training and professional practice environment and the development, implementation and impact of national insurance policies. In addition, it highlights the cultural aspects of health provision and behaviours, technology integration and health trends from a number of angles based on standard global reporting dimensions. The second part elaborates on the 5-year strategic plan for national healthcare management and the top 5 barriers to meeting these planned objectives. It documents key investors and project objectives and outcomes, as well as the top 10 health issues in Vietnam including an overview of national and international initiatives to tackle these issues, addressing financial and social burdens in the process. In the third part, the book outlines the opportunities and barriers for improvement in healthcare outcomes for Viet Nam, providing evidence to support future work by local or international researchers. It is a fundamental text for anyone looking to work or research in the Vietnamese healthcare environment and provides an outline for project planning and targeted programs of work to achieve measureable improvements in Viet Nam.
  • 2008 Springer
    Hall, Mary; McQueen, David V.; Potvin, Louise.
  • 2011 Springer
    Schatz, Bruce R.; Berlin, Richard B.
    The Evolution of Healthcare Infrastructure -- History of Health Determinants -- Public Health Success When Simple -- Public Health Failure When Complex -- Medicine Success When Simple -- Medicine Failure When Complex -- Medical Records for Health Systems -- Health Determinants for Individuals and Populations -- Measurement of Individual Activity (Explicit Text) -- Sensors for Individual Ability (Implicit Data) -- Genomes for Individual Ability (Features) -- Networks for Population Function (Persons) -- Mobile Monitors for Health Systems -- The Future of Healthcare Infrastructure.
  • Richards, Fred.
    "This report is the last in this series."--P. i.
    Also available: Print – 2004
  • 2015 ClinicalKey
    Chen, Zhu.
  • 2008 Springer
    Zeng, Yi.
  • Also available: Print – v. 1-2, 2000.
  • 2011 WHO
    Montresor, A.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2010 WHO
    "The joint WHO and UN-HABITAT report, Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings, is being released at a turning point in human history. For the first time ever, the majority of the world's population is living in cities, and this proportion continues to grow ... The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. This demographic transition from rural to urban, or urbanization, has far-reaching consequences ... " - p. ix
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2010
    Anderson, John Frederic.
  • 2013 Springer
    Kalichman, Seth C.
  • 2009 Springer
    Kalichman, Seth C.; Leickness, C. Simbayi; Rohleder, Poul; Schwartz, Leslie.
  • 2013 Springer
    Chanyasulkit, Chris; Essex, Myron; Lu, Yichen.
    1. Prevention of HIV Infection in the Absence of a Vaccine -- 2. Study Report on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission for HIV+ Pregnant Mothers in the Yunnan Province -- 3. Antiretroviral Treatment Compliance in the Wenlou Village of Henan Province: A Case Study in Rural China -- 4. HIV/AIDS Treatment and Control in India and the Millennium Development Goals -- 5. HIV Treatment Scale-Up in Africa: The Impact of Drug Resistance -- 6. A Practical Way to Improve Access to Essential Medicines Against Major Infectious Diseases -- 7. When will most AIDS patients in the world have access to effective antiretroviral therapy?
  • 2012 Springer
    Bulterys, Marc; Kourtis, Athena P.
    Part 1. Transmission of HIV-1 infection to the infant through breastfeeding -- Breastfeeding and Transmission of HIV-1: Epidemiology and Global Magnitude / Mary Glenn Fowler, Athena P. Kourtis, Jim Aizire, Carolyne Onyango-Makumbi and Marc Bulterys -- Breastfeeding and Transmission of Viruses Other than HIV-1 / Claire L. Townsend, Catherine S. Peckham and Claire Thorne -- Breastfeeding Among HIV-1 Infected Women: Maternal Health Outcomes and Social Repercussions / Elizabeth Stringer and Kate Shearer -- Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the Breastfed Infant / Chin-Yih Ou, Susan Fiscus, Dennis Ellenberger, Bharat Parekh and Christine Korhonen, et al. -- Part 2. Mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission through breast milk: Virology -- Virologic Determinants of Breast Milk Transmission of HIV-1 / Susan A. Fiscus and Grace M. Aldrovandi -- HIV-1 Resistance to Antiretroviral Agents: Relevance to Mothers and Infants in the Breastfeeding Setting / Michelle S. McConnell and Paul Palumbo -- Animal Models of HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding and Pediatric HIV Infection / Koen K. A. Van Rompay and Kartika Jayashankar -- Antiretroviral Pharmacology in Breast Milk / Amanda H. Corbett -- Part 3. Mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission through breast milk: Immunology -- The Immune System of Breast Milk: Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Properties / Philippe Lepage and Philippe Van de Perre -- B Lymphocyte-Derived Humoral Immune Defenses in Breast Milk Transmission of the HIV-1 / Laurent Bélec and Athena P. Kourtis -- Cellular Immunity in Breast Milk: Implications for Postnatal Transmission of HIV-1 to the Infant / Steffanie Sabbaj, Chris C. Ibegbu and Athena P. Kourtis -- Part 4. Prevention of breast milk transmission of HIV-1 -- Antiretroviral Drugs During Breastfeeding for the Prevention of Postnatal Transmission of HIV-1 / Athena P. Kourtis, Isabelle de Vincenzi, Denise J. Jamieson and Marc Bulterys -- Immune Approaches for the Prevention of Breast Milk Transmission of HIV-1 / Barbara Lohman-Payne, Jennifer Slyker and Sarah L. Rowland-Jones -- Non-antiretroviral Approaches to Prevention of Breast Milk Transmission of HIV-1: Exclusive Breastfeeding, Early Weaning, Treatment of Expressed Breast Milk / Jennifer S. Read -- Breast Milk Micronutrients and Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1 / Monal R. Shroff and Eduardo Villamor -- Part 5. Research Implementation and Policy Related to Breastfeeding by HIV-1-Infected Mothers -- Historical Perspective of African-Based Research on HIV-1 Transmission Through Breastfeeding: The Malawi Experience / Taha E. Taha -- Breastfeeding and HIV Infection in China / Christine Korhonen, Liming Wang, Linhong Wang, Serena Fuller and Fang Wang, et al. -- The Role of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Infant and Young Child Feeding Guideline Development and Program Implementation / Michelle R. Adler, Margaret Brewinski, Amie N. Heap and Omotayo Bolu -- HIV-1 and Breastfeeding in the United States / Kristen M. Little, Dale J. Hu and Ken L. Dominguez -- Part 6. DEBATE: Should Women With HIV-1 Infection Breastfeed Their Infants? Balancing the Scientific Evidence, Ethical Issues and Cost-Policy Considerations -- Pendulum Swings in HIV-1 and Infant Feeding Policies: Now Halfway Back / Louise Kuhn and Grace Aldrovandi -- Should Women with HIV-1 Infection Breastfeed Their Infants? It Depends on the Setting / Grace John-Stewart and Ruth Nduati -- Part 7. The Epilogue -- The Future of Breastfeeding in the Face of HIV-1 Infection: Science and Policy / Marc Bulterys and Athena P. Kourtis.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • Strauss, Jonathan.
    Medicine and authority -- The Medical uses of nonsense -- A Hostile environment -- Death comes alive -- Pleasure in revolt -- Monsters and artists -- Abstracting desire -- What abjection means.
  • 2010 Springer
    Gaist, Paul A.
  • 2010 ebrary
    Serlin, David.
    From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present. Contributors to this volume examine historical and contemporary visual practices-Chinese health fairs, documentary films produced by the World Health Organization, illness maps, fashions for nurses, and live surgery.
  • 2002 NAP
    McCormick, Marie C.; Stratton, Kathleen R.; Wilson, Christopher B.
  • 2014 Springer
    Berger, Nathan A.; Bowen, Deborah; Denis, Gerald V.
    Obesity and Cancer in Appalachia -- Disparities in Cancer Outcomes A UK Perspective -- Behavioral Differences Leading to Disparities in Energy Balance and Cancer -- Impact of obesity, race, and ethnicity on cancer survivorship -- The biology of aging: Role in cancer, metabolic dysfunction and health disparities -- Energy Balance and Multiple Myeloma in African Americans -- Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Obesity and Inflammatory Genes in African Americans with Colorectal Cancer -- Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance as a mediator of Cancer Disparities -- Role of ethnic differences in mediators of energy balance -- Community-Based Strategies to Alter Energy Balance in Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors -- The role of policy in reducing inflammation -- Cancer Prevention through Policy Interventions that Alter Childhood Disparities in Energy.
  • 2005 NAP
    Hernandez, Lyla M.
  • 2005 NAP
    Coussens, Christine M.; Goldman, Lynn.
  • 2002 WHO
    Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A Short History of Involvement in Drug Safety Monitoring by WHO -- Chapter 3. Partners in Pharmacovigilance -- Chapter 4. Pharmacovigilance in Drug Regulation -- Chapter 5. Pharmacovigilance in Clinical Practice -- Chapter 6. Pharmacovigilance in International Health -- Chapter 7. Conclusion and Considerations for the Future.
  • 2015 Springer
    Beracochea, Elvira.
    This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contributors clarify optimum roles of government, academia, NGOs, community organizations, and the private sector in aid delivery to inspire readers' broader and deeper uses of teamwork, communication, and imagination. Throughout, the guiding principles of justice, equity, and respect that underlie foundational documents such as the Millennium Declaration inform this visionary work. Included in the coverage: Assessing the effectiveness of health projects. Scaling-up of high-impact interventions. Aid effectiveness and private sector health organizations. When charity destroys dignity and sustainability. Effective conversations in global health projects. Lessons from the field on sustainability and effectiveness. For professionals in global health and development, Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is a trusted and encouraging mentor. This volume gives its readers the necessary logistical and attitudinal tools to bring about lasting change, and shows how to use them meaningfully in both the short term and the long run.
  • 2011 ebrary
    "Many Americans believe that the United States has one of the best health-care systems in the world and that consequently Americans enjoy better health than most of the world's populations. The data, however, do not support that belief. In fact, the United States is ranked 32nd in the world in life expectancy even though it is ranked third in total expenditures on health care as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). Clearly, good health is determined by more than money spent on the health-care system. In fact, a growing body of research indicates that living conditions - including such factors as housing quality, exposure to pollution, and access to healthy and affordable foods and safe places to exercise - have a greater effect on health. That research highlights the importance of considering health in developing policies, programs, plans, and projects, including ones that may not appear at first to have an obvious relationship to health. Health impact assessment (HIA) has arisen as an especially promising way to factor health considerations into the decision-making process. It has been defined in various ways but essentially is a structured process that uses scientific data, professional expertise, and stakeholder input to identify and evaluate public-health consequences of proposals and suggests actions that could be taken to minimize adverse health impacts and optimize beneficial ones"--Publisher's description.
  • 2010 Springer
    Bosworth, Hayden B.
    Introduction -- Physical activity and adherence -- Improving dietary adherence -- Medication adherence -- Smoking cessation and adherence -- Cancer screening adherence -- Hormonal contraceptives and adherence -- Chronic pain and adherence -- Adherence and psychotherapy -- Adherence to treatment for depression -- Adherence in the treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases -- Adherence and substance use -- Special considerations of medication adherence in childhood and adolescence -- Special considerations of adherence in older adults.
  • 2010 WHO
    "Half the world's people currently live in rural and remote areas. The problem is that most health workers live and work in cities. This imbalance is common to almost all countries and poses a major challenge to the nationwide provision of health services. Its impact, however, is most severe in low income countries. ... The World Health Organization (WHO) has therefore drawn up a comprehensive set of strategies to help countries encourage health workers to live and work in remote and rural areas. These include refining the ways students are selected and educated, as well as creating better working and living conditions. ... The guidelines ... complement the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, adopted by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly in May 2010. The Code offers a framework to manage international migration over the medium to longer term. The guidelines are a tool that can be used straight away to address one of the first triggers to internal and international migration - dissatisfaction with living and working conditions in rural areas. Together, the code of practice and these new guidelines provide countries with instruments to improve workforce distribution and enhance health services." - p. i
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2012 Springer
    Van Saene, H. K. F.
    pt. I. Essentials in clinical microbiology -- pt. II. Antimicrobials -- pt. III. Infection control -- pt. IV. Infections on ICU -- pt. V. Special topics.
  • 2005 NAP
  • 2015 Springer
    Ahn, Roy; Burke, Thomas F.; McGahan, Anita M.
    Innovations to address specific populations and health -- Maternal health innovations and urbanization / Melody Eckardt, Hannah L. Harp, Roy Ahn, Genevieve Purcell, Emily de Redon, Rosemary Hines, and Thomas F. Burke -- Innovations in low- and middle-income countries for newborn and child health / Brett D. Nelson, Lisa B. Collins, and Edward W.J. Pritchard -- Addressing micronutrient malnutrition in urban settings / Laura A. Rowe and David M. Dodson -- Innovations to address specific urbanization-related threats to health -- Innovations in antihuman trafficking efforts : implications for urbanization and health / Roy Ahn, Genevieve Purcell, Anita M. McGahan, Hanni Stoklosa, Thomas F. Burke, Kathryn Conn, Hannah L. Harp, Emily de Redon, Griffin Flannery, and Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos -- Securing cities : innovations for the prevention of civic violence / Horacio R. Trujillo, Elena Siegel, Malcolm Clayton, Gabe Shapiro, and David Elam -- Disaster preparedness and response innovations : implications for urbanization and health / Laura Janneck and Paul Biddinger -- Innovations to address global drug counterfeiting : implications for urbanization and health / Kendra Amico, Emily Aaronson, and Howard Zucker -- Community noise, urbanization and global health : problems and solutions / Charles M. Salter, Roy Ahn, Faiza Yasin, Rosemary Hines, Laurence Kornfield, Ethan C. Salter, and Thomas F. Burke -- Modeling vulnerable urban populations in the global context of a changing climate / Vijay Lulla, Austin Stanforth, Natasha Prudent, Daniel Johnson, and George Luber -- Urbanization and unintentional Injury in low- and middle-income countries / John D. Kraemer -- Frameworks, cases and tools to address urbanization and health through innovation -- The Millennium Cities Initiative : an experiment in integrated urban development / Susan M. Blaustein -- Diagnostic innovations in developing urban settings / Patrick Beattie, Matthew Stewart, and Charles Mace -- Innovations in global health professional education : implications for urbanization / Leana S. Wen -- The case for comprehensive, integrated, and standardized measures of health in cities / Patricia L. McCarney and Anita M. McGahan.
  • 2000- NCBI Bookshelf
    A collection of syntheses of the international scientific literature and recommendations on public health problems, by Inserm's expert advisory groups.
  • 2013 Springer
    Talen, Mary R.; Valeras, Aimee Burke.
    Part I: Essentials of Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- Introduction and Overview of Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care -- Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: A Common Language -- Integrated Behavioral Health and the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Critical Importance of Behavioral Health in Health Care Policy -- Part II: Review of Integrated Systems of Care Initiatives -- The State of the Evidence for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care -- Community-Based Participatory Research: Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health Care Through Novel Partnerships -- Integrated Behavioral Health in Public Health Care Contexts: Community Health and Mental Health Safety Net Systems -- The Financial History and Near Future of Integrated Behavioral Health Care -- Department of Defense Integrated Behavioral Health in the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- Part III: Review of Collaborative Behavioral Health Clinical Services -- Collaborative Partnerships Within Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care -- Identifi cation of Behavioral Health Needs in Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care Settings -- Screening Measures in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings -- Implementing Clinical Interventions in Integrated Behavioral Health Settings: Best Practices and Essential Elements -- Working with Complexity in Integrated Behavioral Health Settings -- Part IV: Connecting Concepts, Research and Practice -- Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Summarizing the Lay of the Land, Marking the Best Practices, Identifying Barriers, and Mapping New Territory.
  • 2014 Springer
    Brougher, Joanna T.
    Introduction to intellectual property -- Obtaining, enforcing and defending patents -- The patent-eligibility of genes -- Medical procedure patents -- Rights and roles of universities and inventors -- Drug development : balancing innovation, access and profits -- Patent battles part I : small-molecule drugs -- Patent battles part II : the Biosimilars Act and biologics -- International patent law, trade law, and access to drugs.
  • 2005 Springer
    Christakos, George.
    Toward an interdisciplinary methodology -- Stochastic modelling -- Black Death: the background -- Mathematical formulation of the knowledge bases -- Spatiotemporal mapping of the epidemic -- Epea pteroenta.
  • 2008 Springer
    Boylan, Michael.
  • 2012 Springer
    Gainsbury, Sally.
  • 2015 Springer
    Smith, C. Scott; Gerrish, Winslow G.; Weppner, William G.
  • 2013 Springer
    Frist, William H.; Sethi, Manish K.
    Understanding the basics I. The history of health care in the United States pre-1965 / Alexander Ding -- Medicare and its evolution to 2011 / Kevin J. Bozic and Benedict U. Nwachukwu -- Medicaid and the state children's health insurance program / Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jordan C. Apfeld, and Manish K. Sethi -- Breaking down health care insurance from HMO to PPO and beyond / David Polakoff and Audrey Smolkin -- Understanding quality and cost from a health policy perspective / Jason D. Keune and Bruce Lee Hall -- Understanding the basics II. Prevention and US health care / Heather A. Smith -- The rise of comparative effectiveness research / Michael Hochman and Danny McCormick -- Health information technology : clinical and policy context / Emily R. Maxson and Sachin H. Jain -- Prescription drug and pharmaceutical policy / Phillip A. Choi and Walid F. Gellad -- Health disparities / Neil M. Issar and Manish K. Sethi -- The economics of health care / David A. Rosman and Jordan C. Apfeld -- Understanding systems of health care. The American health-care system : understanding how the pieces come together / Roshan P. Shah and Samir Mehta -- Alternative systems of care and consumer-driven health care / Daniel Guss -- National healthcare systems : a worldview / Benjamin S. Hooe, Perrin T. Considine, and Manish K. Sethi -- Reimbursement : understanding how we pay for health care / Sachin H. Jain and Elaine Besancon -- Understanding the politics in health policy. How health-care policy is made in Washington : understanding the players and the game / Eleby R. Washington IV, Ilisa Halpern Paul, Amy L. Walker, and A. Alex Jahangir -- Government and state agencies : who administrates healthcare on federal and state levels? / Rishin J. Kadakia and Hassan R. Mir -- The 2006 Massachusetts health care reform / Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jordan C. Apfeld, Cesar S. Molina, Daniel J. Stinner, Andrew Han, and Manish K. Sethi -- The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act : what is it and how will it change health care? / Richard Latuska, ALexandra Obremskey, and Manish K. Sethi.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    Fricker, Ronald D.
    "While the public health philosophy of the 20th Century -- emphasizing prevention -- is ideal for addressing natural disease outbreaks, it is not sufficient to confront 21st Century threats where adversaries may use biological weapons agents as part of a long-term campaign of aggression and terror. Health care providers and public health officers are among our first lines of defense. Therefore, we are building on the progress of the past three years to further improve the preparedness of our public health and medical systems to address current and future BW [biological warfare] threats and to respond with greater speed and flexibility to multiple or repetitive attacks." Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 Bioterrorism is not a new threat in the 21st century -- thousands of years ago the plague and other contagious diseases were used in warfare -- but today the potential for catastrophic outcomes is greater than it has ever been. To address this threat, the medical and public health communities are putting various measures in place, including systems designed to pro-actively mon- itor populations for possible disease outbreaks"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2013
    Levi, Jeffrey.
    Examines federal and state public health funding for preventive care and state variations in disease rates, healthcare access, and other data. Calls for adequate levels of investment on a sustained basis and cites examples of prevention efforts.
  • 2015 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2006
    Spanogle, Joshua.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    The plot hinges on issues of medical ethics, infectious disease, and public safety.
  • 2014 ClinicalKey
    Jekel, James F.; Katz, David L.
    Basic epidemiologic concepts and principles -- Epidemiologic data measurements -- Epidemiologic surveillance and epidemic outbreak investigation -- The study of risk factors and causation -- Common research designs and issues in epidemiology -- Assessment of risk and benefit in epidemiologic studies -- Understanding the quality of data in clinical medicine -- Statistical foundations of clinical decisions -- Describing variation in data -- Statistical inference and hypothesis testing -- Bivariate analysis -- Applying statistics to trial design: sample size, randomization, and control for multiple hypotheses -- Multivariable analysis -- Introduction to preventive medicine -- Methods of primary prevention: health promotion -- Principles and practice of secondary prevention -- Methods of tertiary prevention -- Clinical preventive services (United States Preventive Services Task Force) -- Chronic disease prevention -- Prevention of infectious diseases -- Mental and behavioral health -- Occupational medicine -- Birth outcomes: a global perspective -- Introduction to public health -- Public health system: structure and function -- Public health practice in communities -- Disaster epidemiology and surveillance -- Heatlh management, health administration, and quality improvement -- Health care organization, policy, and financing -- One health: interdependence of people, other species, and the planet.
  • 2010 CRCnetBASE
    Andreadis, Joanne D.; Liebowitz, Jay; Schieber, Richard A.
    The quick basics of knowledge management / Jay Liebowitz -- Knowledge management and public health : a winning combination / Jay Liebowitz, Richard A. Schieber, and Joanne D. Andreadis -- Extending cross-generational knowledge flow research in edge organizations / Jay Liebowitz and Emil Ivanov -- Knowledge retention trends and strategies for knowledge workers and organizations / Masud Cader and Jay Liebowitz -- Examples of knowledge management in public health / Angela M. Fix, Sterling Elliott, and Irene Stephens -- Building knowledge management in an international health NGO / Richard Iams and Patricia Ringers -- Trying to revive an anemic system : a case study from USAID's Nutrition Division / Laura Birx -- Formulating KM strategies at the local level : a new approach to knowledge sharing in large public health organizations / Richard Van West-Charles and Arthur J. Murray -- Knowledge management : a mechanism for promoting evidence-informed public health decision making / Maureen Dobbins ... [et al.] -- myPublicHealth : utilizing knowledge management to improve public health practice and decision making / Debra Revere ... [et al.] -- Connections : sharing experience to advance public health practice / Ellen Wild and Debra Bara -- The association of public health laboratories : from surveys toward knowledge management, a voyage to Cythera / Robert Rej and Neha Desai.
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  • 2014
  • 2011 ScienceDirect
    Mushak, Paul.
    The book presents a detailed assessment of the health science of lead and the human health risk assessment models for lead's human health impacts, followed by an account of various regulatory efforts in the United States and elsewhere to eliminate or reduce human toxic exposures to lead. The science of lead as presented here covers releases of lead into the environment, lead's movement through the environment to reach humans who are then exposed, and the spectrum of toxic effects, particularly low-level toxic effects, on the developing central nervous system of the very young child. The section on human health risk assessment deals with quantifying not only the dose-response relationships that underlie toxic responses to lead in sensitive populations but also with the likelihood of toxic responses vis-vis environmental lead at some level of exposure. This section includes a treatment of computer models of lead exposure, particularly those that use lead in whole blood as a key measure. Various models convert lead intake via various body compartments into measures of body lead burden. Such measures are then directly related to severity of injury. The final section of the book deals with past and present regulatory efforts to control lead releases into the human environment. Current control efforts present a mixed picture. The most problematic issue is the continued presence of lead paint in older housing and lead in soils of urban and mining industry communities. Comprehensive assessment of the three major facets of the public health problem of lead: the voluminous science, the risk assessment approaches, and approaches to controlling lead as a public health problem. Integration of the above three elements to provide a coherent whole Provides a single source of information that will be extremely valuable to all professionals working in areas impacted by this toxic substance.
  • 2012 Springer
    Massone, Cesare; Nunzi, E.
    Part 1. GENERAL SECTION / History and Phylogeography of Leprosy / Stewart T. Cole and Pushpendra Singh -- Microbiology / Andrea Clapasson and Silvia Canata -- Genetics of Leprosy / Vinicius Medeiros Fava and Marcelo Távora Mira -- Host Response to M. leprae / Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues -- Pathogenesis / Cesare Massone and Enrico Nunzi -- Classification / Cesare Massone and Alexandra M. G. Brunasso -- Part 2. PATIENT'S EXAMINATION -- Patient History / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Laboratory Investigations / Andrea Clapasson and Silvia Canata -- Part 3. SKIN -- Physical Examination: Skin / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Clinical Features / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Lucio-Latapí Leprosy / Mario Magaña -- Histopathology of the Skin / Cesare Massone -- Differential Diagnosis: Skin / Enrico Nunzi and Salvatore Noto -- Part 4. NERVES -- Peripheral Nerves in Leprosy / Bernard Naafs and José Antônio Garbino -- The Leprosy Neuropathy / Lizia Reni, Salvatore Noto and Pieter A. M. Schreuder -- Primary Neural Leprosy / José Antônio Garbino and Bernard Naafs -- Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Leprosy / José Antônio Garbino, Bernard Naafs and Pedro Schestatsky -- Electrodiagnostic Studies / Lizia Reni -- Imaging / Carlo Martinoli, Leila Oppezzi and Alberto Tagliafico -- Differential Diagnosis: Nerves / Lizia Reni -- Part 5. Reactions in Leprosy / Reactions in Leprosy / Bernard Naafs and Salvatore Noto -- Lucio's Phenomenon / Mario Magaña -- Part 6. SYSTEMIC INVOLVEMENT -- Ocular Involvement in Leprosy / Susan Lewallen and Paul Courtright -- Otolaryngological Manifestations of Leprosy / Sinésio Talhari, Camila Bandeira de Oliveira and Carolina Talhari -- Other Organs / Enrico Nunzi and Salvatore Noto -- Part 7. PATIENT'S MANAGEMENT -- Diagnostic Work-Up / Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone and Salvatore Noto -- Drugs in Leprosy / Sinésio Talhari and Mahreen Ameen -- Treatment and Prophylaxis / Pierre Bobin -- Prognosis / Enrico Nunzi -- Neurolysis / Sergio S. G. Gennaro -- Prevention of Disability and Ulcer Care / J. Wim Brandsma and Hugh Cross -- Surgical and Social Rehabilitation / J. Wim Brandsma and Sunil Deepak -- Part 8. LEPROSY AND COMMUNITY -- Leprosy in Pregnancy / Elizabeth Duncan -- Leprosy and HIV/AIDS Co-infection / Sinésio Talhari and Carolina Talhari -- Epidemiology of Leprosy / Salvatore Noto and Pieter A. M. Schreuder -- Leprosy Control / Sunil Deepak and Giovanni Gazzoli -- Teledermatology / Cesare Massone and Antonio Pedro Mendes Schettini -- The Leprosy Mailing List / Salvatore Noto.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    Rippe, James M.
    Pt. 1. Lifestyle management and prevention of cardiovascular disease / James M. Rippe -- pt. 2. Nutritional aspects of lifestyle medicine / Johanna Dwyer -- pt. 3. Physical activity and fitness / Theodore J. Angelopoulos -- pt. 4. Behavioral psychology / Bess Marcus -- pt. 5. Women's health / Pamela M. Peeke -- pt. 6. Men's health / Craig Garfield -- pt. 7. Endocrinology and metabolism / Samuel Crockett -- pt. 8. Lifestyle issues in the prevention and treatment of cancer / Clarence H. Brown, III and Naren Ramakrishna -- pt. 9. Obesity and weight management / John P. Foreyt -- pt. 10. Immunology and infectious disease / David Nieman -- pt. 11. Pulmonary medicine / Nicholas A. Smyrnios -- pt. 12. Sports medicine and orthopedics / Eric McCarty and Sourav K. Poddar -- pt. 13. Obstetrics and gynecology / Hope A. Ricciotti -- pt. 14. Dermatology / Zoe Diana Draelos -- pt. 15. Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention / Kathy Berra and Barry A. Franklin -- pt. 16. Lifestyle components of pediatric medicine / Thomas W. Rowland -- pt. 17. Family practice / Charles B. Eaton -- pt. 18. Lifestyle medicine in geriatrics / Charlotte A. Tate -- pt. 19. Epidemiology of lifestyle-related diseases / Alan C. Utter -- pt. 20. Health promotion / Kenneth R. Pelletier -- pt. 21. Exercise psychology / Steven J. Petruzzello -- pt. 22. Injury prevention / David A. Sleet -- pt. 23. Public policy and environmental supports for lifestyle medicine / Gregory W. Heath.
  • 2007 Springer
    L'Abate, Luciano.
    Low-cost interventions to promote physical and mental health / Luciano L'Abate -- Diets, health, and weight control : what do we know? / David L. Katz ... [et al.] -- Low-cost obesity interventions : the market for foods / Michael S. Finke and Sandra J. Huston -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and health / John C. Umhau and Karl M. Dauphinais -- Vitamins, minerals and health / Edward Giovannucci -- Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders / Shahin Akhondzadeh -- Daily practices for mindful exercise / Rachel Calogero and Kelly Pedrotty -- Relaxation and meditation / Angele McGrady -- Expressive movement / Dianne Dulicai and Ellen Schelly Hill -- Pleasant, pleasurable, and positive activities / Joan S. Anderson -- The recording of personal information as an intervention and as an electronic health support / Minna Levine and Ronald Calvanio -- Teaching to remember ourselves : the autobiographical methodology / Duccio Demetrio ; with contribution by Chiara Borgonovi -- Expressive writing : an alternative to traditional methods / Ewa Kacewicz, Richard B. Slatcher, and James W. Pennebaker -- Workbooks for the promotion of mental health and life-long learning / Luciano L'Abate and Damian Goldstein -- Computers and the Internet / Myron L. Pulier ... [et al.] -- Maternal-infant contact and child development : insights from the kangaroo intervention / Ruth Feldman -- Touch interventions positively affect development / Nancy Aaron James and Krystal D. Mize -- Non-erotic physical affection : it's good for you / Andrew K. Gulledge ... [et al.] -- Sex, sexuality and sensuality / Chad L. Cross and Gerald R. Weeks -- Intimacy and fear of intimacy / Anita L. Vangelisti and Gary Beck -- Low-cost interventions for promoting forgiveness / Lindsey M. Root and Michael E. McCullough -- Spirituality in achieving physical and psychological health and well-being : theory, research and low cost interventions / Len Sperry ... [et al.] -- Friendship, social support, and health / Patricia M. Sias and Heidi Bartoo -- Animal companions / Luciano L'Abate -- Applications of emotional intelligence to schools and workplace / David Ruback and Laura Sweeney -- Implications of prescriptive approaches for policy, health promotion, epidemiology, and public health / Cornelius Hogan.
  • 2007 Springer
    Galea, Sandro.
  • NLM
    Braithwaite, William R.; Humphreys, Betsy L.; Lasker, Roz D.
  • 2010 Springer
    Sato, Hajime.
  • 2011 WHO
    "WHO has developed this manual in order to strengthen the laboratory diagnosis and virological surveillance of influenza infection by providing standard methods for the collection, detection, isolation and characterization of viruses"--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2011
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  • 2007
    Siegel, Michael; Doner, Lynne.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Emerging threats to the public's health: the need for social change -- Marketing social change-a challenge for the public health practitioner -- Marketing social change-an opportunity for the public health practitioner -- Emerging threats to the survival of public health -- Marketing public health-a challenge for the public health practitioner -- Marketing public health: an opportunity for the public health practitioner -- Urunana: radio health communication: a case study from Rwanda -- Marketing public health as an institution: a case study -- Applying marketing principles to public health -- The planning process -- Formative research -- Framing and delivering the message: crafting communication strategies --Translating strategy into tactics -- Working with partners, allies, coalitions, and intermediaries -- Promotional materials and activities -- Monitoring and refining implementation: process evaluation tools -- Outcome evaluation issues and designs --Overview of common theories and marketing research methods.
  • 2006 Springer
    Plotkin, Stanley A.
    Mass Vaccination: When and Why / D. L. Heymann and R. B. Aylward -- Mass Vaccination and Surveillance/Containment in the Eradication of Smallpox / J. M. Lane -- Mass Immunization Programs: Principles and Standards / J. D. Grabenstein and R. L. Nevin -- Immunization Campaigns in the UK / K. Noakes and D. Salisbury -- Diphtheria / C. R. Vitek -- Universal Mass Vaccination against Hepatitis A / F. E. André -- Mass Vaccination against Hepatitis B: the French Example / F. Denis and D. Levy-Bruhl -- Mass Vaccination for Annual and Pandemic Influenza / B. Schwartz and P. Wortley -- Is Global Measles Eradication Feasible? / C. A. de Quadros -- Measles Aerosol Vaccination / J. L. Valdespino-Gómez, M de Lourdes Garcia-Garcia, J. Fernandez-de-Castro, A. M. Henao-Restrepo, J. Bennett, and J. Sepulveda-Amor -- Mass Vaccination Campaigns for Polio Eradication: an Essential Strategy for Success / R. W. Sutter and C. Maher -- Rubella Mass Campaigns / S. Reef -- Mass Vaccination to Control Epidemic and Endemic Typhoid Fever / M. M. Levine -- Mass Vaccination: Solutions in the Skin / G. M. Glenn and R. T. Kenney.
    Also available: Print – 2006
  • 2009 Springer
    Ehiri, John.
    A history of international cooperation in maternal and child health -- Global burden of disease among women, children, and adolescents -- Promotion of global perinatal health -- Maternal and child health in the organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) countries -- Health system impacts on maternal and child health -- The environment and maternal child health -- Impact of wars and conflict on maternal and child health -- The impact of globalization on maternal and child health -- Gender equity: perspectives on maternal and child health -- Harmful traditional practices and women's health: female genital mutilation -- Abortion and postabortion care -- Malaria in women and children -- The global burden of childhood diarrhea -- Tuberculosis in childhood and pregnancy -- Impact of HIV on the health of women, children, and families in less developed countries -- Malnutrition and maternal and child health -- The global burden of obstetric fistulas -- Health challenges for women, children, and adolescents with disabilities -- Unintentional injuries in children -- Evidence-based maternal and child health -- A global perspective on teen pregnancy -- Progress and challenges in making pregnancy safer: a global perspective -- Global immunization challenge: progress and opportunities -- Adolescent health -- The global burden of child maltreatment -- Children in difficult circumstances -- Integrated management of childhood illness -- Planning, development, and maintenance of the MCH workforce -- An agenda for child health policy in developing countries.
  • 2014
    Andrews, Bridie; Bullock, Mary Brown.
    China's exceptional health transitions : overcoming the four horsemen of the apocalypse / Lincoln Chen and Ling Chen -- Changing patterns of diseases and longevity : the evolution of health in twentieth-century Beijing / Daqing Zhang -- Maternal and child health in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century China / Tina Phillips Johnson and Yi-Li Wu -- Tobacco smoking and health in twentieth-century China / Carol Benedict -- Epidemics and public health in twentieth-century China : plague, smallpox, and AIDS / Xinzhong Yu -- Schistosomiasis / Miriam Gross and Kawai Fan -- Tuberculosis control in Shanghai : bringing health to the masses, 1928-present / Rachel Core -- The development of psychiatric services in China : Christianity, Communism, and community / Veronica Pearson -- Foreign models of medicine in twentieth-century China / Xi Gao -- John B. Grant : public health and state medicine / Liping Bu -- The influence of war on China's modern health systems / Nicole Elizabeth Barnes and John R. Watt -- The institutionalization of Chinese medicine / Volker Scheid and Sean Hsiang-Lin Lei -- Barefoot doctors and the provision of rural health care / Xiaoping Fang -- A case study of transnational flows of Chinese medical professionals : China medical board and Rockefeller Foundation Fellows / Mary Brown Bullock -- The development of modern nursing in China / Sonya Grypma and Cheng Zhen -- The evolution of the hospital in twentieth-century China / Michelle Renshaw -- Conclusions : the history of medicine in twentieth-century China / Bridie Andrews.
  • 2014 Springer
    Bucci, Ronald V.
    Healthcare and Business -- Leadership and Governance -- Revenue Cycle -- Financial Definitions and Variances -- Income Statement -- Balance Sheet -- Statement of Cash Flows -- Financial Ratios -- Budgeting and Variance Analysis -- Strategic Planning and Business Planning -- Healthcare Insurance -- Managed Care -- Payment Methods -- Corporation and Hospital Structures -- Physician Employment and Compensation -- Medical Business Law and Regulations -- New Government Initiatives.
  • 2011
    Waitzkin, Howard.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Empire's historical health component -- Illness-generating conditions of capitalism and empire -- The international market for health products and services -- Paths of resistance to empire in public health and health services -- Neoliberalism and health (with Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar) -- International trade agreements, medicine, and public health -- Macroeconomics and health -- The exportation of managed care -- Corporations, international financial institutions, and health services -- The "common sense" of health reform -- Stakeholders' constructions of global trade, public health, and health services -- Militarism, empire, and health -- Health and praxis : social medicine in Latin America -- Resistance and building an alternative future (with Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar).
  • 2014 Springer
    Meunier, Yann A.
    This book outlines risk assessments for 28 diseases and medical conditions including the following aspects: genetics, biochemistry, serology, past medical history, family history, co-morbidities, age, gender, ethnicity, nutrition and lifestyle. Recommendations are made for how to avoid, eliminate or mitigate risks. Preventing measures concerning chemical compound intake, lifestyle and nutrition are proposed. The unique content and approach of the book to chronic disease management make it a state-of-the-art reference work, addressing a missing component of medical care and reflecting the cutting edge of preventive medicine.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Watson, Ronald R.
    "This new edition presents information on how melatonin is synthesized and produced in the body as well as how this hormone affects several diseases. The book heavily focuses on prevention as well as treatment of various human disease states including behavior disorders, mental disorders, breast cancer, bone health, and gastrointestinal diseases. It covers the role of melatonin in the prevention of oxidative stress, mutagenesis, sun damage, ocular health, gut motility, and detoxification. It also presents mechanisms of melatonin action in humans including cell modulation, signaling mechanisms, protective effects, and melatonin receptors as well as its role as an antioxidant"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2003 CRCnetBASE
    Juneja, Vijay K.; Yousef, Ahmed Elmeleigy.
  • 2010 Springer
    Krämer, Alexander; Kretzschmar, Mirjam; Krickeberg, Klaus.
    Part 1. Challenges -- The Global Burden of Infectious Diseases / Paulo Pinheiro, Colin D. Mathers and Alexander Krämer -- Global Challenges of Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Alexander Krämer and Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan -- Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases / Thomas Löscher and Luise Prüfer-Krämer -- Infectious Disease Control Policies and the Role of Governmental and Intergovernmental Organisations / Gérard Krause -- Part 2. General concepts and methods -- Principles of Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Alexander Krämer, Manas Akmatov and Mirjam Kretzschmar -- Social Risk Factors / Klaus Krickeberg and David Klemperer -- Molecular Typing and Clustering Analysis as a Tool for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases / Sylvia M. Bruisten and Leo Schouls -- Epidemiologic Surveillance / Ralf Reintjes and Klaus Krickeberg -- Outbreak Investigations / Ralf Reintjes and Aryna Zanuzdana -- Geographic Information Systems / Patrick Hostert and Oliver Gruebner -- Methods and Concepts of Epidemiology / Rafael Mikolajczyk -- Mathematical Models in Infectious Disease Epidemiology / Mirjam Kretzschmar and Jacco Wallinga -- Immunity to Infectious Diseases / Timo Ulrichs -- Principles and Practice of Vaccinology / Richard Pebody and Mirjam Kretzschmar -- Health Economics of Infectious Diseases / Robert Welte, Reiner Leidl, Wolfgang Greiner and Maarten Postma -- Part 3. Epidemiology of particular infectious diseases -- Airborne Transmission: Influenza and Tuberculosis / Timo Ulrichs -- Infectious Childhood Diarrhea in Developing Countries / Charles P. Larson, Lars Henning, Stephen Luby and Asg Faruque -- Bloodborne and Sexual Transmission: HIV/AIDS / Charlotte van den Berg, Karen Lindenburg and Roel Coutinho -- Blood Borne and Sexual Transmission: Hepatitis B and C / Freke Zuure, Susan Hahné, Thijs van de Laar, Maria Prins and Jim van Steenbergen -- Sexual Transmission: Chlamydia trachomatis / Robert E. Johnson and Stuart M. Berman -- Vector-Borne Transmission: Malaria, Dengue, and Yellow Fever / Tomas Jelinek -- Nosocomial Transmission: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) / M.J.M. Bonten and M.C.J. Bootsma -- Infectious Diseases and Cancer: HPV / Helen Trottier and Eduardo L. Franco.
  • 2007
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2010
    Shi, Leiyu; Singh, Douglas A.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Health outcomes -- Conceptual framework of health determinants -- Social determinants of health -- Behavioral determinants of health -- Biological determinants of health -- The health workforce -- Health care financing -- Medical technology -- Organization of health care -- The public health system -- Primary care -- Inpatient and tertiary care -- Long-term and community care -- Mental health care -- Non-medical interventions -- Medical interventions -- Lessons from abroad -- The future of health care delivery.
  • 2007
    Hunt, Paul; Bueno de Mesquita, Judith; Oldring, Lisa; Steward, Rébecca.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2012 Springer
    Fairman, David.
    "In a new era of global health diplomacy, the most important tool for decision-making is negotiation. Globalization is binding countries, issues and people together as never before. In the domain of public health, traditional international concerns like the spread of infectious diseases have been joined by new concerns and challenges in managing the health impacts of trade and intellectual property rights, and by new opportunities to create effective global public health agreements and programs. To address the major health crises of today and to prevent or mitigate them in the future, countries must seek collective agreement and action within and across their borders. However, the world of international negotiation is not the world in which health decision-makers reside or are most comfortable. The goal of this guide is to provide health policy-makers with practical information and negotiation tools, to help them create better international health agreements and programs. "This is the best book I know to help health professionals develop the negotiation skills necessary to meet the challenges of global health diplomacy"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2013 Springer
    Ellaway, Anne; Stock, Christiane.
    It has long been theorized that people living in poor areas have more health problems than their more advantaged peers. More recently, science has been testing this hypothesis, concentrating on the impact of the built environment on well-being and its contribution to health inequities.Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion offers sociology-based theory and evidence-based findings so readers may better understand the effects of place on health choices, behaviour, and outcomes. This international volume analyzes the complex relationships among neighbourhood conditions and characteristics,
  • 2006
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2000 ScienceDirect
    Tulchinsky, Theodore H.; Varavikova, Elena.
    Foreword / Milton I. Roemer -- A history of public health -- Expanding the concept of public health -- Measuring and evaluating the health of a population -- Communicable diseases -- Noncommunicable conditions -- Family health -- Special community health needs -- Nutrition and food safety -- Environmental and occupational health -- Organization of public health systems -- Measuring costs: the economics of health -- Planning and managing health systems -- National health systems -- Human resources for health care -- Technology, quality, law and ethics -- Globalization of health -- Glossary -- Subject index.
  • 2013 Springer
    Aral, Sevgi O.; Fenton, Kevin A.; Lipshutz, Judith A.
    Socio-demographic societal and supra-societal determinants and influences -- Social determinants of sexual networks, partnership formation, and sexually transmitted infections -- Epidemiology of STI and HIV: an overview of concentration and geographical and temporal dispersion -- Migration and the transmission of STIs -- Sexual networks and sexually transmitted infections: the strength of weak (long distance) ties -- Personal risk and public impact: balancing individual rights with STD and HIV prevention -- Critical factors in approaches to prevention -- Distribution of prevention resources and impact of sexual health in the USA -- Scaling up, coverage, and targeting -- Electronic media and STI prevention -- Twenty-first century leadership for public health and HIV/STI prevention -- Critical reveiws: enw public health focus for populations at risk for STI/HIV -- Enhancing women's sexual health: prevention measures in diverse populations of women -- Prevention of HIV and other blood-borne and sexually transmitted diseases in people who inject drugs: current status and future prospects -- Health, seuxal health, and syndemicsL toward a better appraoch to STI and HIV preventive interventions for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States -- Social determinants of sexual health in the USA among racial and ethnic minorities -- Adolescent sexual health and sexually transmitted infections: a conceptual and empirical demonstration -- Critical reviews: new public health STD/HIV prevention -- Preventing HIV/AIDS in the United States, 1981-2009: history in the making -- National strategic approach to improving the health of gay and bisexual men: experience in Australia -- Reducing disparities in sexual health: lessons learned from the campaign to eliminate infectious syphilis from the United States -- Human papillomavirus vaccine and prevention of human papillomavirus-associated disease in the USA -- Chlamydia control: a comparative reveiw from the USA and UK.
  • 2013 Springer
    Mozaffari, Mahmood S.
    Global figures argue in favour of preventive measures and personalised treatment to optimise inadequate diabetes care -- Three levels of prediction, prevention and individualised treatment algorithms to advance diabetes care: integrative approach -- Diabetes Mellitus: new challenges and innovative therapies -- Identification of biomarkers for beta cell failure as detection tools for predictive screening in Type 2 pre-diabetes -- Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes: role of circulating biomarkers as potential diagnostic and prognostic tools -- Correction of diabetes-induced endothelial progenitor dysfunction to promote retinal vascular repair -- Oxidative stress and apoptotic biomarkers in diabetic retinopathy -- Diabetic retinopathy: the need for predictive, preventive and personalized approach to management -- The rle of inflammatory cytokines in diabetic nephropathy: potential use as predictive markers for early detection and progression -- Preventing hyperglycemia and tissue injury in diabetes: the dynamic role of 2, 3 indoleaminedioxygenase (IDO) in diabetes and its complications -- An integrative approach to chronic wounds in patients with diabetes: PPPM in action -- Understanding inflammation: the key to targeted preventive measures for diabetes and periodontitis -- Cancer predisposition in diabetic patients: risk assessment and targeted preventive measures -- Recognition of individual risks by analysis of subcellular imaging insights into chromium picolinate therapy in pre/diabetes care, search into its safety and opinion controversy -- Remote control in diabetes -- Drug delivery systems for predictive medicine: polymers as tools for advanced applications.
  • 2008 Springer
    Bloem, Martin W.; Semba, Richard D.
  • 2007 CRCnetBASE
    Spark, Arlene J.
  • 2015 Trust for America's Health
    Levi, Jeffrey; Lieberman, Dara Alpert; May, Kendra; Segal, Laura M.; St. Laurent, Rebecca.
    The Outbreaks report provides the public, policymakers and a broad and diverse set of groups involved in public health and the healthcare system with an objective, nonpartisan, independent analysis of the status of infectious disease policies; encourages greater transparency and accountability of the system; and recommends ways to assure the public health and healthcare systems meet today's needs and work across borders to accomplish their goals.
  • 2015 Springer
    Adelsheim, Steven; Joshi, Shashank V.; Reicherter, Daryn; Roberts, Laura Weiss.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Dhillon, B. S.
    "Each year a vast sum of money is spent on health care around the globe and patient safety has become a serious global public health issue. Filled with up-to-date information, this book demonstrates how to handle patient safety-related problems by using methods developed in the area of engineering. It contains a chapter on mathematical concepts and another chapter on introductory material on safety and human factors considered essential to understand materials presented in subsequent chapters. The author's presentation covers topics in such a manner that readers will require no previous knowledge to understand the concepts"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2009 Springer
    Adams, Melissa Manners.
    Introduction / Melisa M. Adams -- Reproductive Health Issues / Melisa M. Adams -- Maternal Morbidity / Melisa M. Adams -- Maternal Mortality / Melisa M. Adams -- Infant Morbidity / Melisa M. Adams -- The Continuum of Reproductive Loss from Pregnancy Through Infancy / Melisa M. Adams -- Birth Weight, Gestational Duration, and Fetal Growth / Melisa M. Adams -- Conclusion / Melisa M. Adams.
  • 2010 Springer
    Bali, Rajeev K.; Gibbons, Michael Christopher; Wickramasinghe, Nilmini.
    KM and urban health. Knowledge management for the urban health context / M. Chris Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- Healthcare knowledge management : incorporating the tools technologies strategies and process of KM to effect superior healthcare delivery / Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- Knowledge Management in the urban health context : moving towards tacit-to-tacit knowledge transfer / Rajeev K. Bali, Vikram Baskaran, and Raouf N.G. Naguib -- Incorporating KM principles into urban health contexts. A childhood/adolescent knowledge management system for urban area health programs in the District of Columbia / Michael L. Popovich and Xiaohui Zhang -- Urban health in developing countries / Siddharth Agarwal, Aradhana Srivastava, and Sanjeev Kumar -- A pervasive wireless knowledge management solution to address urban health inequalities with indigenous Australians / Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Indrit Troshani, and Steve Goldberg -- The development of a framework to evaluate the management of HIV/AIDS programmes in rural and urban South Africa / Rochelle Sassman ... [et al.] -- The potential of serious games for improving health and reducing urban health inequalities / M. Chris Gibbons -- Measures and metrics for KM and urban health. A scalable and viable strategy for managing organization : typology of intervening into complex healthcare environment for enhancing its continual development / Murako Saito -- Amplifying resonance in organizational learning process : knowledge sharing for overcoming cognitive barriers and for assuring positive action / Murako Saito -- Developing new urban health metrics to reduce the know-do gap in public health / Carlos Castillo-Salgado and Michael Christopher Gibbons -- Recommendations on evaluation and development of useful metrics for urban health / Carlos Castillo-Salgado and M. Chris Gibbons -- Making sense of urban health knowledge / Rajeev K. Bali ... [et al.].
  • 2007 WHO
    "There is considerable experience in the developed world with the use of antiretroviral medicines (ARVs). They are associated with significant safety concerns including serious adverse reactions to medicines (ADRs), with both short- and long-term effects. The outcome of these long-term adverse effects is unknown ... The monitoring of ARVs in these populations is therefore of paramount importance, and methods of monitoring are the subject of this article. This document should be considered in conjunction with a detailed assessment of the WHO publication, The safety of medicines in public health programmes: pharmacovigilance an essential tool"--Page 1.
  • 2009 WHO
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Ainsworth, Barbara Ellen; Macera, Caroline A.
    Ch. 1. History of physical activity contributions to public health / Amanda E. Paluch ... [et al.] -- Ch. 2. Physiological adaptations to moderate-intensity aerobic exercise / Arthur S. Leon and Scott Brown -- Ch. 3. The unique influence of sedentary behavior on health / Genevieve N. Healy -- Ch. 4. Physical activity in chronic disease prevention / Jared P. Reis and Bethany Barone Gibbs -- Ch. 5. Physical activity and injury prevention / Kenneth E. Powell -- Ch. 6. Physical activity in treatment of chronic conditions / J. Larry Durstine, Keith Burns, and Ryan Cheek -- Ch. 7. Physical activity in growth and development / Fátima Baptista and Kathleen F. Janz -- Ch. 8. Physical activity and healthy adulthood / Kelley K. Pettee Gabriel and Jennifer L. Gay -- Ch. 9. Physical activity and healthy aging / David M. Buchner -- Ch. 10. Physical activity and obesity / Catrine Tudor-Locke -- Ch. 11. Physical activity measurement / Stephen D. Herrmann -- Ch. 12. National guidelines for physical activity / Richard P. Troiano and David M. Buchner -- Ch. 13. Surveillance of physical activity / Janet E. Fulton and Susan A. Carlson -- Ch. 14. Physical activity promotion in underserved communities / Deborah Parra-Medina and Zenong Yin -- Ch. 15. Built environmental supports for walking / Paula Hooper ... [et al.] -- Ch. 16. Physical activity promotion in worksites / Joan Dorn and Cassandra Hoebbel -- Ch. 17. Promotion of physical activity in schools / Dianne Stanton Ward and Christopher Ford -- Ch. 18. Policy for physical activity promotion / Kelly R. Evenson and Semra A. Aytur
  • 2015 Springer
    Castellani, Brian.
    The history of public health has focused on direct relationships between problems and solutions: vaccinations against diseases, ad campaigns targeting risky behaviors. But the accelerating pace and mounting intricacies of our lives are challenging the field to find new scientific methods for studying community health. The complexities of place (COP) approach is emerging as one such promising method. ℗ℓ Place and Health as Complex Systems demonstrates how COP works, making an empirical case for its use in for designing and implementing interventions. This brief resource reviews the defining characteristics of places as dynamic and evolving social systems, rigorously testing them as well as the COP approach itself. The study, of twenty communities within one county in the Midwest, combines case-based methods and complexity science to determine whether COP improves upon traditional statistical methods of public health research. Its conclusions reveal strengths and limitations of the approach, immediate possibilities for its use, and challenges regarding future research. Included in the coverage: ℗ℓ Characteristics of places and the complexities of place approach. The Definitional Test of Complex Systems. Case-based modeling using the SACS toolkit. Methods, maps, and measures used in the study. Places as nodes within larger networks. Places as power-based conflicted negotiations. ℗ℓ Place and Health as Complex Systems brings COP into greater prominence in public health research, and is also valuable to researchers in related fields such as demography, health geography, community health, urban planning, and epidemiology. ℗ℓ
  • 2012 Springer
    Akishev, Yuri; Hensel, Karol; Machala, Zdenko.
  • 2009 Springer
    Nunn, Amy.
  • 2010
    McKay, Ramah; Ferguson, James; Malkki, Liisa H.; Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko.
    Based on twenty-four months of fieldwork, this dissertation explores how welfare -- the provision of social goods and supports -- is being configured through transnational medical intervention and public health policy in Mozambique. My research was concerned with how a variety of techniques, diagnoses, and criteria were used to mediate families' access to care and social supports as well as with the kinds of social and material opportunities these interventions made available. In a context marked by material scarcity far beyond the well-defined clinical criteria through which medical welfare supports were channeled, I was interested in how a variety of differently situated actors -- including health planners, donors, psychologists, counselors, and nurses, members of patients associations, volunteers, family members and patients -- defined, diagnosed, and accessed welfare needs. I also aimed to trace how legal and ethical norms structured and emerged out of these new welfare assemblages, and asked why and how contested, gendered family relationships came to be a privileged locus for these medical-social interventions. I investigated how planners, workers, patients and families negotiated institutional and everyday practices of care in order to understand how new modes of diagnosis, treatment, care, and social support for children and patients are taken up across a range of institutional and non-institutional sites. Based on this research, I argue that medical welfare interventions instantiate a new mode of governance in Mozambique, one in which the state not only provides services but also (even primarily) coordinates non-governmental endeavors and constitutes individuals and communities as available for humanitarian intervention. As a result, new forms of claims-making and claims-denying, including and beyond citizenship claims, are emerging in medical welfare spaces, as diagnoses of individual and community "vulnerability" become means of mobilizing new forms of care and material resources. Crucially, I suggest, these dynamics are shaped not only by contemporary development practice but also by historical legacies of colonialism, conflict and intervention that have shaped the politics of biomedical knowledge and transnational aid in contemporary Mozambique.
  • 2008 WHO
    A. Introduction -- B. Passive or active pharmacovigilance? -- C. Spontaneous reporting -- D. Cohort event monitoring -- E. Data processing -- F. Special types of event -- G. Relationship/causality assessment -- H. Signal identification -- I. Strengthening the signal -- J. Identifying risk factors -- K. Analyses -- L. Differences between spontaneous reporting and cohort event monitoring -- M. Organization -- N. Communication -- Annex.
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  • 2009 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2016 WHO
    The guidance is intended to inform the development of national and local clinical protocols and health policies that relate to pregnancy care in the context of Zika virus transmission. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive practical guide for the prevention and management of Zika virus infections. This guidance is relevant to all pregnant women residing in areas of Zika virus transmission, and particularly for pregnant women suspected of being at risk of, or diagnosed with Zika virus infection. It does not cover non-pregnant women, or the management and follow-up of newborns.
  • 2015 Springer
    Caron, Rosemary M.
    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.
  • 2005 NAP
    Koplan, Jeffrey; Kraak, Vivica I.; Liverman, Catharyn T.
    Extent and consequences of childhood obesity -- Developing an action plan -- A national public health priority -- Industry, advertising, media, and public education -- Local communities -- Schools -- Home -- Confronting the childhood obesity epidemic.
  • 2012 WHO
    I. Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes in primary health care in low-resource settings -- Abbreviations -- 1. Executive Summary -- Recommendations -- 2. Background -- 3. Objectives and target audience -- 4. Funding and declaration of interest -- 5. Methodology and process -- Scope of the guideline -- Identification and generation of evidence -- Formulation of recommendations -- Risks and benefits -- Strength of recommendations -- Peer review -- 6. Adaptation and implementation -- 7. Update -- 8. Format and dissemination -- 9. Impact and quality of guideline -- 10. Recommendations and evidence -- A. Diagnosing diabetes -- B. Glycaemic control -- Advice on diet and physical activity -- Metfornin -- Metformin vs diet only -- Metformin vs placebo -- Sulfonylureas -- C. Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetic nephropathy -- Nephropathy -- Statins -- Antihypertensive treatment -- Choice of antihypertensive agent -- D. Prevention of lower limb amputations -- E. Prevention of blindness -- F. Severe hypoglycaemia -- G. Hyperglycaemic emergencies -- II. Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in primary health care in low-resource settings -- Abbreviations -- 1. Executive Summary -- 2. Recommendations -- Management of stable asthma -- Management of exacerbation of asthma -- Management of stable COPD -- Management of exacerbation of COPD -- 3. Methodology used to prepare the guideline -- Identification of important outcomes -- Search strategy, selection criteria, data collection and judgement -- 4. Annex 3. PICOT questions -- Asthma -- COPD -- Annex 7: Summary of recommendations -- Diagnosis and management of asthma -- Diagnosis and management of COPD.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2013 Cambridge
    Gill, Geoffrey V.; Mabey, David; Parry, E. H. O.; Weber, Martin W.; Whitty, Christopher J. M.
    "Principles of Medicine in Africa combines classical clinical medicine with a rich understanding of the major environmental and cultural influences on health and disease, providing comprehensive guidance for anyone intending to practise medicine in Africa. Disease is presented in the context of family and culture, and the effects of inequality and problems of limited resources are addressed."--Excerpt from publisher notes.
  • 2009
    Keck, William; Scutchfield, F. Douglas.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Concepts and definitions of public health practice / F. Douglas Scutchfield and C. William Keck -- History and development of public health / Elizabeth Fee -- Emergence of a new public health / C. William Keck and F. Douglas Scutchfield -- Social determinants of health : their influence on personal choice, environmental exposures, and health care / Steven H. Woolf and Robert L. Phillips, Jr. -- Public health policy and the policy-making process / Thomas C. Ricketts -- The legal basis for public health practice / Edward P. Richard III and Kahterine C. Rathbun -- Public health ethics / James C. Thomas -- The federal contribution to public health / William L. Roper -- The state public health agencies / A. Richard Melton and Laverne Alves Snow -- The local health department / Carolyn J. Leep, Grace Gorenflo, and Patrick M. Libbey -- Epidemiology and public health data / Donna F. Stroup and Stephen B. Thacker -- Community health planning and programming / Laura H. Downey and F. Douglas Scutchfield -- Prevention effectiveness / Kakoli Roy, Zhuo Chen, and Anne Haddix -- Behavioral community health needs assessment / John Elder, Paula M. Usita, and Noé Crespo -- The management of public health organizations / Julia F. Costich and J. Michael Moser -- Performance measurement and management in public health / Paul K. Halverson -- Public health workforce / Patricia M. Sweeney, Kristine M. Gebbie, and Hugh Tilson -- Leadership in public health practice / Cynthia D. Lamberth and Louis Rowitz -- Chronic disease control / Janet Collins, Linnea Evans and David V. McQueen -- Reducing tobacco use / Michael P. Eriksen and Lawrence W. Green -- Drug and alcohol issues in public health / C.G. Leukefeld ... [et al.] -- Infectious disease control / Alan R. Hinman -- Public health preparedness / Linda Young Landesman, Isaac B. Weisfuse, and Susan Waltman -- Environmental health in public health / Alan M. Jacobs and DuWayne Porter -- Primary care and public health / Michael R. King, Kevin A. Pearce, and Samuel C. Matheny -- Maternal and child health / Carol Hogue -- Injury control / María Seguí-Gómez and Susan P. Baker -- Oral diseases : the neglected epidemic / Myron Allukian Jr. -- The public health laboratory / Ronald L. Cada and Ralph Timperi -- Global health / Alfredo E. Vergara and Sten H. Vermund -- The future of public health / C. William Keck and F. Douglas Scutchfield.
  • 2006 NLM
    Jamison, Dean T.
  • 2011 WHO
    Background -- Scope, goal, objectives and target audience -- Global burden of NCDs -- Role of research in the implementation of the Global Strategy Action Plan -- Need for a prioritized research agenda for prevention and control of major NCDs to improve public health -- Achievable outcomes through a prioritized research agenda for prevention and control of major NCDs -- Process for the development of the WHO NCD research agenda. Initial phase of development of the WHO NCD research agenda -- Ranking process -- Finalization of WHO NCD research agenda -- Key domains for research. Major NCDs. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) -- Cancer -- Chronic respiratory diseases -- diabetes -- NCD risk factors. Tobacco control -- Nutrition, physical activity and obesity -- Cross-cutting domains. Primary health care approach for prevention and control of NCDs -- Social determinants and NCDs -- Genetics -- Promoting use of research findings to policies and practice for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases -- Top 20 priority areas for NCD research -- Key elements required for strengthening the research capacity of low- and middle-income countries for implementation of the WHO NCD research agenda. Contents of the compact disc: -- 1. Working papers -- 2. Reports of Meetings to develop the Prioritized NCD research agenda (2008-2010) -- 3. Lists of participants -- 4. List of other contributors and institutions that participated in the process of development and review of the prioritized NCD research agenda.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 1969
    Schulberg, Herbert C.; Baker, Frank; Sheldon, Alan.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2012 WHO
    The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) reports every two years on progress towards the drinking-water and sanitation target under Millennium Development Goal 7. This target calls for halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation between 1990 and 2015. Estimates presented in its 2012 update report describe the situation at the end 2010 and supersede those of the JMP update published in March 2010. The report brings welcome news: measured by the proxy-indicator consistently used by the JMP since 2000, the MDG drinking-water target was met in 2010, five years ahead of schedule. However, the job is far from done. An estimated 780 million still lacked safe drinking water in 2010, and the world is unlikely to meet the MDG sanitation target. A reduction in urban-rural disparities and inequities associated with poverty; drinking-water coverage in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania; putting sanitation 'on track'; and universal coverage beyond 2015 all remain high on the development and public health agenda.--Publisher description.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2014 WHO
    "Even though progress towards the MDG target represents important gains in access for billions of people around the world, it has been uneven. Sharp geographic, sociocultural and economic inequalities in access persist and sometimes have increased. This report presents examples of unequal progress among marginalized and vulnerable groups. Section 1 presents the status of and trends in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 2 provides a snapshot of inequalities in access to improved drinking water sources and sanitation. Section 3 presents efforts to strengthen monitoring of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services under a post-2015 development agenda, as well as the challenges associated with these efforts."--Publisher's website.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2010 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2015 WHO
    Despite significant progress in water and sanitation, much still remains to be done. This report shows how the world has changed since 1990. It provides an assessment of progress towards the MDG target, and insight into the remaining challenges. Section A provides an overview of progress against the parameters specified in the MDG target for water and sanitation, in both urban and rural areas. It presents data for the world as a whole, and compares progress across regions. The report goes on to examine trends over the MDG period by region and by level of service. It pays particular attention to the numbers of people who have gained the highest level of service in drinking water supply -- piped water on premises -- and those with no service at all, who use surface water for drinking and practise open defecation.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2013 WIPO
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2007 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2012 Springer
    Harris, James R.
    Introduction and technical survey: Protein aggregation and fibrillogenesis -- Fibril formation by short synthetic peptides -- In vitrooligomerization and fibrillogenesis of amyloid-beta peptides -- Tau fibrillogenesis -- Prion protein aggregation and fibrillogenesisin vitro -- Alpha-synuclein aggregation and modulating factors -- Pathological self-aggregation of [beta](2)-microglobulin: A challenge for protein biophysics -- Islet amyloid polypeptide: Aggregation and fibrillogenesisin vitroand its inhibition -- Mechanisms of transthyretin aggregation and toxicity -- Fibrillogenesis of huntingtin and other glutamine containing proteins -- Aggregation and fibrillogenesis of proteins not associated with disease: a few case studies -- Experimental inhibition of peptide fibrillogenesis by synthetic peptides, carbohydrates and drugs -- Experimental inhibition of fibrillogenesis and neurotoxicity by amyloid-beta (abeta) and other disease-related peptides/proteins by plant extracts and herbal compounds -- Alzheimer's disease -- Modeling the polyglutamine aggregation pathway in Huntington's disease: from basic studies to clinical applications -- Parkinson's disease -- Human prion diseases: From kuru to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- Animal prion diseases -- [beta](2)-Microglobulin amyloidosis -- Systemic AA amyloidosis -- Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy and transthyretin -- The challenge of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis (AL).
  • 2007 Springer
    Bick, Joseph A.; Goldenson, Joe; Greifinger, Robert B.
    Thirty years since Estelle v. Gamble: looking forward, not wayward / Robert B. Greifinger -- Impact of incarceration on community public safety and public health / Todd R. Clear -- Litigating for better medical care / Jon Wool -- Accommodating disabilities in jails and prisons / R. Samuel Paz -- Growing older: challenges of prison and reentry for the aging population / Brie Williams, Rita Abraldes -- International public health and corrections: models of care and harm minimization / Michael Levy -- The medicalization of execution: lethal injection in the United States / Mark Heath -- HIV and viral hepatitis in corrections: a public health opportunity / Joseph A. Bick -- Prevention of viral hepatitis / Cindy Weinbaum, Karen A. Hennessey -- HIV prevention: behavioral interventions in correctional settings / Barry Zack -- Prevention and control of tuberculosis in correctional facilities / Farah M. Parvez -- Controlling chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis through targeted screening and treatment in correctional settings / Charlotte K. Kent, Gail A. Bolan -- Health promotion in jails and prisons: an alternative paradigm for correctional health services / Megha Ramaswamy, Nicholas Freudenberg -- Screening for public purpose: promoting an evidence-based approach to screening of inmates to improve the public health / Joshua D. Lee, Marshall W. Fordyce, Josiah D. Rich -- Written health informational needs for reentry / Jeff Mellow -- Reducing inmate suicides through the mortality review process / Lindsay M. Hayes -- Blinders to comprehensive psychiatric diagnosis in the correctional system / Richard L. Grant -- Juvenile corrections and public health collaborations: opportunities for improved health outcomes / Michelle Staples-Horne, Kaiyti Duffy, Michele T. Rorie -- Female prisoners and the case for gender-specific treatment and reentry programs / Andrea F. Balis -- Building the case for oral health care for prisoners: presenting the evidence and calling for justice / Henrie M. Treadwell, Mary E. Northridge, Traci N. Bethea -- Treatment of mental illness in correctional settings / Raymond F. Patterson, Robert B. Greifinger -- Treatment and reentry approaches for offenders with co-occurring disorders / Roger H. Peters, Nicole M. Bekman -- Pharmacological treatment of substance abuse in correctional facilities: prospects and barriers to expanding access to evidence-based therapy / R. Douglas Bruce, Duncan Smith-Rohrberg, Frederick L. Altice -- Health research behind bars: a brief guide to research in jails and prisons / Nicholas Freudenberg -- Reentry experiences of men with health problems / Christy A. Visher, Kamala Mallik-Kane -- Providing transition and outpatient services to the mentally ill released from correctional institutions / Steven K. Huge -- Sexual predators: diversion, civil commitment, community reintegration, challenges, and opportunities / Karen Terry -- Electronic health records systems and continuity of care / Ralph P. Woodward -- Community health and public health collaborations / Thomas Lincoln, John R. Miles, Steve Scheibel -- Improving the care for HIV-infected prisoners: an integrated prison-release health model / Sandra A. Springer, Frederick L. Altice.
  • 2009
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2016 Springer
    Islam, Md. Nazrul.
    Introduction -- Challenges to Health Service System in China: Institutional and financial reforms -- Food safety Challenges in China -- Challenge of Population Ageing on Health -- Integrating Chinese Medicine in public health: Contemporary trend and challenges -- State-Religion Partnership: Delivery of Eldercare in Asia -- Substance Abuse and Its Prevention and Treatment in Macao -- Development of Healthcare Social Work in China.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    Goddard, Jerome.
    "Increasing problems of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, brought about, at least in part, by vectors fueled by increased worldwide travel and commerce, make this a highly timely book for anyone in the public practice of medical and veterinary entomology, including entomologists, public health officials, and pest control technicians and managers. Employing a reader-friendly style with bulleted texts, scenarios, and case history boxes, it targets the major vectors and pests of medical and public health importance, addresses regulatory and academic medical entomology, and discusses disease vector control with worldwide application"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2006 Wellcome Trust
    Tansey, E. M.; Berridge, Virginia; Christie, D. A.
  • 2014 Springer
    Fu, Paul C.; Magnuson, J. A.
    Part I. Context for Public Health Informatics -- 1. Introduction to Public Health Informatics / J.A. Magnuson and Patrick W. O'Carroll -- 2. History and Significance of Information Systems and Public Health / John R. Lumpkin and J.A. Magnuson -- 3. Context and Value of Biomedical and Health Informatics / William R. Hersh -- 4. Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics / Margo Edmunds -- Part II. The Science of Public Health Informatics -- 5. Public Health Informatics Infrastructure / Brian E. Dixon and Shaun J. Grannis -- 6. Information Architecture / Dina Dickerson and Patricia Yao -- 7. Data Sources and Data Tools / Edward Mensah and Johanna L. Goderre -- 8. Public Health Information Standards / J.A. Magnuson, Riki Merrick, and James T. Case -- 9. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Public Health Information / William A. Yasnoff -- 10. Electronic Health Records / Stephen P. Julien -- 11. Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health: Duties and Challenges in Computational Epidemiology / Kenneth W. Goodman and Eric M. Meslin -- 12. Project Management and Public Health Informatics / James Aspevig -- 13. Evaluation for Public Health Informatics / Paul C. Fu, Jr., Herman Tolentino, and Laura H. Franzke -- Part III. Key Public Health Information Systems -- 14. Informatics in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology / Richard S. Hopkins and J.A. Magnuson -- 15. Informatics in Toxicology and Environmental Public Health / Edwin M. Kilbourne -- 16. Public Health Laboratories / Riki Merrick, Steven H. Hinrichs, and Michelle Meigs -- 17. The National Vital Statistics System / Charles J. Rothwell, Mary Anne Freedman, and James A. Weed -- 18. Risk Factor Information Systems / Alan Tomines -- 19. Setting national Policies and Standards for Immunization Information Systems / Nedra Y. Garrett -- Part IV. New Challenges and Emerging Solutions -- 20. New Means of Data Collection and Accessibility / I. Charie Faught, James Aspevig, and Rita Spear -- 21. Geographic Information Systems / Carol L. Hanchette -- 22. Public Health Informatics and Health Information Exchange / J.A. Magnuson and Paul C. Fu, Jr. -- 23. Decision Support and Expert Systems in Public Health / William A. Yasnoff and Perry L. Miller -- 24. Delivery of Preventive Medicine in Primary Care / Paul C. Fu, Jr., Alan Tomines, and Larry L. Dickey -- 25. Case-Based Learning in Public Health Informatics / Herman Tolentino, Sridhar R. Papagari Sangareddy, Catherine Pepper, and J.A. Magnuson -- Part V. Case Studies: Information Systems and the Strata of Public Health -- 26. Local and Regional Public Health Informatics / Jeffrey M. Kriseman and Brian J. Labus -- 27. Public Health Informatics in High Population States: New York and Ohio / Geraldine S. Johnson, Guthrie S. Birkhead, Rachel Block, Shannon Kelley, James Coates, Bob Campbell, and Brian Fowler -- 28. State Public Health Informatics: Perspective from a Low Population State / James Aspevig -- 29. National Public Health Informatics, United States / Seth Foldy -- 30. Public Health Informatics in Canada / Lawrence E. Frisch, Elizabeth M. Borycki, Alyse Capron, Abla Mawudeku, and Ronald St. John -- 31. Perspectives on Global Public Health Informatics / Janise Richards, Gerry Douglas, and Hamish S.F. Fraser -- Part VI. Epilogue -- 32. Public Health Informatics: The Path Forward / J.A. Magnuson.
  • 2006
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2011 Springer
    Andresen, Elena; Lollar, Donald.
    Introduction / Donald J. Lollar and Elena M. Andresen -- Epidemiology and biostatistics / Elena M. Andresen -- Social and behavioral dimensions of health / Paul Devereaux and Charlie Bullock -- Disability in the health services curriculum / Carol Tobias -- Environmental health and disability / Donald J. Lollar -- Disability and health inequity / Dennis G. Heaphy, Monika Mitra, and Erin D. Bouldin -- Disability and maternal and child health / Debbie Allen -- Aging, disability, and public health / John Crews -- Disability and international health / Mary Chamie -- Disability issues in health care ethics and law in the public health curriculum / Jerome E. Bickenbach -- Section 504 the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act in public health education / Dennis G. Heaphy.
  • 2013 ebrary
    Bhattacharya, Dru.
    The role of law : agencies, legislators, courts, and the constitution -- The role of epidemiology and medicine : diagnosis, prevention, control, and evaluation -- The role of economics : theories, modeling, and evaluation -- The role of politics : players, processes, and power -- The role of ethics : historical, contemporary, and future perspectives -- HIV criminalization -- Clean water and mosquito control -- HPV vaccination -- SCHIP and children with special health care needs -- Overweight and obesity -- Breast cancer screening -- Medical transportation : local research focus -- Medical transportation : local practice focus -- Taxes, politics, and public health policy : a look back at the 2008 presidential campaign -- Supplemental nutrition assistance program and modifying behavior -- Medical readmissions and the Affordable Care Act -- Tobacco control and cessation programs -- Emergency preparedness and infectious diseases -- The research policy brief : a primer -- Letters to the editor : a primer.
  • 2009
    Dausey, David J.; Davis, Lynn E.; Howell, David R.; LaTourrette, Tom; Sama, Preethi R.
    Public health emergencies may arise directly or indirectly from a wide variety of events, including emerging diseases, natural disasters, industrial accidents, and terrorist attacks. One area that has not been examined in much detail is public health emergency preparedness for incidents involving the release of chemical or radiological agents. As part of RAND's continuing research into public health emergency preparedness, this report characterizes the public health service's role in preparing for and responding to such incidents, describes practices in use by local public health departments, and identifies functional areas of public health emergency preparedness and response for chemical and radiological incidents that may warrant further practice development.
  • 2005 NAP
    Hooke, William H.; Rogers, Paul G.
  • NAP
  • 2007
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2005 Springer
    Chan, Ying Keung; Lee, Paul S. N.; Shek, Daniel T. L.
  • 2009 Springer
    Elm, Susanna; Willich, Stefan N.
    Medical healing implies knowledge of the assumptions that underlie our understanding of 'health', and, concomitantly, how we define well being and its opposites, illness and disease. Today, health, health care (business, wellness, recreation), and medicine (especially research-driven scientific medicine) have become separate entities with different institutions, budgets, marketing philosophies and 'corporate cultures'. Furthermore, healing is individual and subjective, yet at the same time also culturally determined. The present volume brings together papers on these topics in an unique interdisciplinary approach. The book provides an ethical framework for healthcare from a political perspective. It discusses definitions of the terminology of healing and health and their ethical and medical implications including their historical contexts. A separate section expands the theme of the cultural constructedness of healing by the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathy. Modern medicine has a strong focus on acute care, which urgently needs to place greater emphasis on preventive medicine including the crucial importance of social factors on health and on the emergence of 'public health'. The point of view of Business Concepts, their potential and limitations are by no means neglected and the legal ramifications of genetic research and innovative medical strategies with regard to some of our most foundational notions are discussed.
  • 2009 Springer
    Nakashima, M.
  • 2015 Springer
    Cummings, Louise.
    This book argues that in order to be truly effective, public health must embrace a group of reasoning strategies that have traditionally been characterized as informal fallacies. It will be demonstrated that these strategies can facilitate judgements about complex public health issues in contexts of uncertainty. The book explains how scientists and lay people routinely resort to the use of these strategies during consideration of public health problems. Although these strategies are not deductively valid, they are nevertheless rationally warranted procedures. Public health professionals must have a sound understanding of these cognitive strategies in order to engage the public and achieve their public health goals. The book draws upon public health issues as wide ranging as infectious diseases, food safety and the potential impact on human health of new technologies. It examines reasoning in the context of these issues within a large-scale, questionnaire-based survey of nearly 900 members of the public in the UK. In addition, several philosophical themes run throughout the book, including the nature of uncertainty, scientific knowledge and inquiry. The complexity of many public health problems demands an approach to reasoning that cannot be accommodated satisfactorily within a general thinking skills framework. This book shows that by developing an awareness of these reasoning strategies, scientists and members of the public can have a more productive engagement with public health problems.
  • 2013 R Soc Chem
    Allen, David G.; Waters, Michael D.
    Toxicity testing is used to assess the safety or hazards presented by substances such as industrial chemicals, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. At present, many methods involve laboratory animals. Alternative procedures, some involving human cell-based technologies, are now being developed which reduce, refine, or replace animal usage and minimize the pain and distress caused. These new tests must protect public health and the environment at least as well as currently accepted methods. This book describes the ever-expanding "toolbox" of methods available to assess toxicity. Such techniques often result from our growing understanding of the biochemical and cellular pathways that mediate toxicity mechanisms. This permits evaluations of information generated from several sources to generate a "weight of evidence". By combining in silico, in vitro, and ex vivo methods with technologies that rely on biochemical- and cell-based in vitro assays, toxicologists are developing mechanistically based alternatives to live animal experimentation. This text also explores the complexities associated with adequate validation, and the assessment of test reliability and relevance. It provides an essential reference source for postgraduates, academics and industrialists working in this rapidly changing area.
  • 2014 Springer
    Annamalai, Aniyizhai.
    "Physicians receive very little training in refugee health. Refugee Health Care is a practical guide providing concise information for busy practitioners. This concise textbook reviews common conditions seen in refugees and some of the recommendations in the book apply to all immigrants. It will be a valuable resource for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, women's health providers and any health care practitioner who treats refugees."--Publisher's website.
  • 2006
    Hassol, Andrea; Zane, Richard D.
    Provides tools to assist emergency planners in evaluating the feasibility of, and requirements for, reopening shuttered hospitals in their local communities to expand surge capacity during a mass casualty event
  • 2011 WHO
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization convened a Joint Expert Consultation on the Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption from 25 to 29 January 2010. The tasks of the Expert Consultation were to review data on levels of nutrients (long-chain omega-3 fatty acids) and specific chemical contaminants (methylmercury and dioxins) in a range of fish species and to compare the health benefits of fish consumption and nutrient intake with the health risks associated with contaminants present in fish. The Expert Consultation drew a number of conclusions regarding the health benefits and health risks associated with fish consumption and recommended a series of steps that Member States should take to better assess and manage the risks and benefits of fish consumption and more effectively communicate these risks and benefits to their citizens. The output of the Expert Consultation is a framework for assessing the net health benefits or risks of fish consumption that will provide guidance to national food safety authorities and the Codex Alimentarius Commission in their work on managing risks, taking into account the existing data on the benefits of eating fish. The Expert Consultation concluded the following: Consumption of fish provides energy, protein and a range of other important nutrients, including the long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3PUFAs). Eating fish is part of the cultural traditions of many peoples. In some populations, fish is a major source of food and essential nutrients. Among the general adult population, consumption of fish, particularly fatty fish, lowers the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease. There is an absence of probable or convincing evidence of risk of coronary heart disease associated with methylmercury. Potential cancer risks associated with dioxins are well below established coronary heart disease benefits from fish consumption. When comparing the benefits of LCn3PUFAs with the risks of methylmercury among women of childbearing age, maternal fish consumption lowers the risk of suboptimal neurodevelopment in their offspring compared with the offspring of women not eating fish in most circumstances evaluated. At levels of maternal exposure to dioxins (from fish and other dietary sources) that do not exceed the provisional tolerable monthly intake (PTMI) of 70 pg/kg body weight established by JECFA (for PCDDs, PCDFs and coplanar PCBs), neurodevelopmental risk for the fetus is negligible. At levels of maternal exposure to dioxins (from fish and other dietary sources) that exceed the PTMI, neurodevelopmental risk for the fetus may no longer be negligible. Among infants, young children and adolescents, the available data are currently insufficient to derive a quantitative framework of the health risks and health benefits of eating fish. However, healthy dietary patterns that include fish consumption and are established early in life influence dietary habits and health during adult life.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2010 WHO
    "This overview outlines the statutory background for WHO's research, identifies the milestones in health research over five decades, and discusses issues of both process and programs. This report also includes accounts of regional efforts in health research"--Publisher's description. African region; Eastern Mediterranean region; European region; South East Asia region; Western Pacific region; Pan American Health Organization
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2011
    "Vibrio parahaemolyticus are common causes of diarrhoeal disease worldwide. These marine micro-organisms, native in estuarine waters globally, concentrate in the gut of filter-feeding molluscan shellfish, such as oysters, clams and mussels. Raw and undercooked seafood, including finfish, represent the principal vehicle of transmission to humans. This volume considers the applicability of an assessment of the public health impact of raw oyster consumption, developed in one country, to assess the public health risk associated with the consumption of raw oysters harvested in other countries where different growing and harvesting scenarios might exist. The approach is also applied to bloody clams and finfish to establish if such a risk assessment can also be adapted to other types of shellfish and finfish. This work is therefore divided in three parts focusing on (i) risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw oysters, (ii) risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in bloody clam and (iii) risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in finfish. As well as providing insights on the risks associated with consumption of these commodities, the work also addresses how to make maximum use of existing and/or limited resources"--P. [4] of cover.
  • 2014 WHO
    Chartier, Yves.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2002 WHO
    Lepakhin, V. K.
    Briefly covers the importance of voluntary reporting on adverse drug reactions (ADR). Highlights include why pharmacovigilance is needed in every country, how ADRs can influence labelling, and prevent new medicine tragedies from developing.
  • 2008 Springer
    Beniston, Martin; Garcia Herrera, Ricardo; Thomson, Madeleine C.
  • 2002 ebrary
    Drexler, Madeline.
    Disease in disguise -- Winged victories -- Food fright -- Superbugs -- The once and future pandemic -- Infection unmasked -- Bioterror.
  • 2014 Springer
    Szende, Agota.
    Introduction / Juan M. Cabases and Rosalind Rabin -- Data and Methods / Bas Janssen, Agota Szende, and Juan Manuel Ramos-Goni -- Population Norms for the EQ-5D / Bas Janssen and Agota Szende -- Cross-Country Analysis of EQ-5D Data / Agota Szende and Bas Janssen -- Socio-demographic Indicators based on EQ-5D / Agota Szende and Bas Janssen -- Annex 1: EQ-5D population norms - National surveys -- Annex 2: EQ-5D population norms - Regional surveys -- References -- Index.
  • 2007 Springer
    Kocsis, Richard N.
    Pt. I. The psychology of serial violent crimes. Normalcy in behavioral characteristics of the sadistic serial killer / Jack Levin and James Alan Fox -- The compulsive-repetitive offender: behavioral patterns, motivational dynamics / Louis B. Schlesinger -- Serial juvenile sex offenders and their offenses / Jessica Woodhams, Clive Hollin and Ray Bull -- A study of offense patterns and psychopathological characteristics among recidivistic Finnish homicide offenders / Helinä Häkkänen -- Sensational and extreme interests in adolescents / Kathy E Charles and Vincent Egan -- Narcissism, sadism and loneliness: the case of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer / George B. Palermo -- pt. 2. New dimensions to violent crime. Sexual homicide: an overview of contemporary empirical research / Leonard I. Morgenbesser and Richard N. Kocsis -- Serial killers and serial rapists: a preliminary comparison of violence typologies / Stacey L. Shipley and Bruce A. Arrigo -- Firesetting: a burning issue / Jeffrey L. Geller -- The 'gentler sex': patterns in female serial murder / Hannah Scott -- Anatomy of a mass murder: a psychological profile of Martin Bryant and the Port Arthur massacre / Ian Sale -- pt. 3. Investigative considerations to serial violent crimes. Blundering justice: a case study of the Schiedam Park Murder / Peter J. van Koppen -- Sexual (lust) homicide: definitional constructs, dynamics and investigative considerations / Janet McClellan -- Criminal profile construction and investigative procedures: a study of the Westley Dodd serial sexual murders / Ronald Turco -- Psychological skills and criminal profile accuracy / Erica P. Hodges and Kristine M. Jacquin -- Profiling and professionalization of criminal investigation / Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
  • 2009 Springer
    Loue, Sana.
  • 2006 NAP
    Altevogt, Bruce M.; Colten, Harvey R.
    Sleep physiology -- Extent and health consequences of chronic sleep loss and sleep disorders -- Functional and economic impact of sleep loss and sleep-related disorders -- Improving awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders -- Ensuring adequate diagnosis and treatment : access, capacity, and technology development -- Opportunities to improve career development in somnology -- Bolstering somnology and sleep disorders research programs -- Building sleep programs in academic health centers.
  • 2005 NAP
    Anason, Andrea; Baciu, Alina; Stratton, Kathleen R.; Strom, Brian L.
  • 2008 Springer
    Kawachi, Ichirō; Kim, Daniel; Subramanian, S. V.
  • 2011 WHO
    Blas, Erik; Kurup, Anand Sivasankara; Sommerfeld, Johannes.
    "The thirteen case studies presented in this publication describe experiences with implementing public health programs that intend to address social determinants and to have a great impact on health equity. They also document the real-life challenges in implementing such programs, including the challenges in scaling up, managing policy changes, managing intersectoral processes, adjusting design and ensuring sustainability"--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2013 Springer
    Meskó, Bertalan.
    Social media has been clearly changing the way medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Medical professionals must be able to meet the special needs of technology-aware patients and use digital technologies in their work and communications properly. Each physician should find the tools that will assist them in their workflow, and patients need to be educated how to use the internet. It is the responsibility of medical professionals to contribute to this process. The constantly evolving digital world must be used in the practice of medicine to improve the care of patients. However, the only way to do so effectively is via evidence-based, meaningful and strategic use. Social Media in Clinical Practice provides practical guidance in this mission and is thus essential reading for all medical personal looking into approaching this for the first time.
  • 2013 Springer
    Hall, Peter A.
  • 2013 Wiley
    Armstrong, Natalie; Eborall, Helen.
    "The Sociology of Medical Screening: Critical Perspectives, New Directions presents a series of readings that provide an up-to-date overview of the diverse sociological issues relating to population-based medical screening. Features new research data in most of the contributions. Includes contributions from eminent sociologists such as David Armstrong, Stefan Timmermans, and Alison Pilnick. Represents one of the only collections to specifically address the sociology of medical screening"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2013 Springer
    Ramirez, Amelie Gutierrez; Thompson, Ian M.; Vela, Leonel.
    As America's most populous state goes, so goes the nation. And within that state, the 38 counties comprising South Texas--a highly populated, largelyHispanicarea characterized by high uninsured rates and low numbers of health care providers--are emblematic of nationwide crises in public health. The South Texas Health Status Review: A Health Disparities Roadmapbrings health care disparities to light in instructive detail. Over thirty key health conditions and risk factors, such as breast cancer, diabetes, obesity, tuberculosis, smoking and alcohol use, lead exposure, birth defects, and homicide rates, are analyzed by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and location (urban or rural), and the results compared with the rest of Texas and the nation as a whole. A section on conclusions and recommendations outlines factors contributing to these conditions and offers suggestions for improvement. These important data should stimulate further population studies and provide impetus for targeted public health interventions and community outreach programs to reduce health inequities and advance care access in the state and the U.S. at large. Major health issues covered in the report include: Communicable diseases Cancer incidence and mortality Maternal and child health Chronic diseases Behavioral risk factors in adults Environmental health issues Suicide, homicide, and vehicular mortality The South Texas Health Status Reviewcontains valuable lessons for researchers in health promotion and health disparities, as well as community health professionals. Policymakers involved in reducing health disparities will find it especially useful.
  • 2016 Springer
    Conrad, David; White, Alan.
    Introduction: The Role of Sport in Public Health -- Part I: Sport and Disaster Response -- Post-Earthquake, Iran -- Civil War, Ivory Coast -- Part II: Peace and Social Capital Building through Sport -- Open Fun Football Schools, Balkans -- Right to Play, International -- Dads and Lads, UK -- Fight for Peace, Brazil -- Part III: Sport and Immunisation -- Olympic Sport and Immunisation Festival, Ghana -- Kick Polio Out of Africa -- Part IV: Sport and Screening -- "Sex and Sport" Chlamydia Screening, Australia -- "Kick N Test" HIV and TB Screening Football Tournament, Kenya -- Part V: Health Promotion in Sports Settings -- CALM Mental Health Promotion in Rugby Clubs, UK -- Healthy Stadia, Europe -- Tackling Men's Health, UK -- Golf for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems, UK -- Premier League Health, UK -- Developing Health Promotion Resources for Use in Sports Settings, UK -- Part VI: Health Promotion with a Sport Theme -- HIV/AIDS Projects in Africa -- "It's a Goal" Mental Health Intervention, UK -- Liverpool FC Men's Health Work -- Conclusion.
  • Oxford
  • 2012 Oxford
    Cocks, Geoffrey.
    This volume explores and analyses the experience of illness in Nazi Germany, focusing on the issues surrounding constraint and agency, persecution, pain, injury, madness, enslavement, and historical memory and amnesia.
  • v. 1-2, 1917. Google Books
    Whipple, George Chandler.
    Also available: Print – v. 1-2, 1917.
  • 2014 Springer
    Okigbo, Charles.
    Strategic Urban Health Communication Charles C. Okigbo, editor People are bombarded with messages continuously and sorting through them constantly. In this milieu, critical ideas about health promotion and illness prevention are forced to compete with distracting, conflicting, even contradictory information. To get vital messages through, communication must be effective, targeted, artful-in a word, strategic. Strategic Urban Health Communication provides a road map for understanding strategy, enhancing strategic planning skills, and implementing strategic communication campaigns. Deftly written chapters link the art and science of strategic planning to world health goals such as reducing health inequities and eradicating diseases. Flexibility is at the heart of these cases, which span developed and developing countries, uses of traditional and digital media, and chronic and acute health challenges. And the contributors ground their dispatches in the larger context of health promotion, giving readers useful examples of thinking globally while working locally. Included in the coverage: Urbanization, population, and health myths: addressing common misconceptions. Integrating HIV/family planning programs: opportunities for strategic communication. The role of sports in strategic health promotion in low-income areas. The Internet as a sex education tool: a case study from Thailand. Advertising and childhood obesity in China. Health communication strategies for sustainable development in a globalized world. Balancing depth of understanding of audiences and methods of reaching them, Strategic Urban Health Communication is a forward-looking resource geared toward professionals and researchers in urban health, global health, and health communication.
  • 2009 ebrary
    Hall, Peter A.; Lamont, Michèle.
    Why are some societies more successful than others at promoting individual and collective well-being? This book integrates recent research in social epidemiology with broader perspectives in social science to explore why some societies are more successful than others at securing population health. It explores the social roots of health inequalities, arguing that inequalities in health are based not only on economic inequalities, but on the structure of social relations. It develops sophisticated new perspectives on social relations, which emphasize the ways in which cultural frameworks as well as institutions condition people's health. It reports on research into health inequalities in the developed and developing worlds, covering a wide range of national case studies, and into the ways in which social relations condition the effectiveness of public policies aimed at improving health.
  • NLM
    Also available: Print – 1988
  • 2013 WHO
    Crompton, D. W. T.; Daumerie, Denis; Savioli, Lorenzo.
    "The second WHO report builds on the growing sense of optimism generated by the 2012 publication of the WHO roadmap. Commitments on the part of ministries of health in endemic countries, global health initiatives, funding agencies and philanthropists have escalated since 2010, as have donations of medicines from pharmaceutical companies and the engagement of the scientific community. This report marks a new phase and assesses opportunities and obstacles in the control, elimination and eradication of several of these diseases. Unprecedented progress over the past two years has revealed unprecedented needs for refinements in control strategies, and new technical tools and protocols. The substantial increases in donations of medicines made since the previous report call for innovations that simplify and refine delivery strategies. However, some diseases, including especially deadly ones like human African trypanosomiasis and visceral Leishmaniasis, remain extremely difficult and costly to treat. The control of Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease and yaws is hampered by imperfect technical tools, although recent developments for yaws look promising. The report highlights progress against these especially challenging diseases, being made through the development of innovative and intensive management strategies. innovations in vector control deserve more attention as playing a key part in reducing transmission and disease burden, especially for dengue, Chagas disease and the Leishmaniases. Achieving universal health coverage with essential health interventions for neglected tropical diseases will be a powerful equalizer that abolishes distinctions between the rich and the poor, the young and the old, ethnic groups, and women and men."--P. 4 of cover.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2015 Springer
    Boccia, Stefania.
    "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."--Publisher's website.
  • 2015 Springer
    Evans, Neus; Lasen, Michelle; Tsey, Komla.
    Rapid urbanisation, inequalities in income and service levels within and between communities, and population and economic decline are challenging the viability of rural communities worldwide. Achieving healthy and viable rural communities in the face of rapidly changing social, ecological and economic conditions is a declared global priority. As a result, governments all over the world, in both developed and developing countries, are now prioritizing rural and regional development through policies and programs aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of people living in rural regions. In recognition of the important roles that research can play in rural development, a range of systematic literature reviews have rightly examined key priorities in rural development including education, gender, economic development (especially agriculture), and health and nutrition (see Department for International Development [DFID], 2011). However, none of these works has systematically examined the extent to which rural development as a field of research is progressing towards facilitating sustainable change. This book evaluates trends in rural development research across the five continental regions of the world. Specifically, it assesses the total publication output relating to rural development, the types of publications, their quality and impact over the last three decades. Additionally, it evaluates the continental origins of the publications as well as the extent to which such publications engage with issues of sustainability. The aim is to determine whether the rural development field is growing in a manner that reflects research and policy priorities and broader social trends such as sustainability. Development policy makers, practitioners, those teaching research methods and systematic literature reviews to undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in general will find the book both topical and highly relevant.
  • 2008 CRCnetBASE
    Bowen, Nicholas; Opheim, Michael A.; Viotti, Paul R.
    Toward a comprehensive strategy for terrorism and homeland security / Paul R. Viotti -- The search for national and homeland security : an integrated grand strategy / Robert H. Dorff -- Assured vulnerability : homeland security and the cold war legacy of defenselessness / David Goldfischer -- Terrorism and deterrence by denial / James M. Smith and Brent J. Talbot -- The importance of multinational and transnational cooperation strategies for homeland security / Veronica M. Kitchen and Gregory J. Moore -- WMD terrorism : new threats, revised responses / Jeffrey A. Larsen and James J. Wirtz -- Nuclear and radioactive threats to homeland security : prevention and response / Fred L. Wehling and Jeremy Tamsett -- Comparative risk analysis : biological terrorism, pandemics, and other "forgotten" catastrophic disaster threats / Terrence M. O'Sullivan -- Homeland security strategy and policy choices : a local government perspective / Greg Moser -- Democracy, civil society and the damage-limitation component of strategy / Alexander C. Diener and Timothy W. Crawford -- Transportation as a component of homeland security strategy / Joseph S. Szyliowicz -- Redefining U.S. energy security in the twenty-first century / Kevin King -- Afterword: terrorism and securing the homeland / Michael A. Opheim and Nicholas H. Bowen.
  • 2007 CRCnetBASE
    Ronczkowski, Michael.
  • 2008 WHO
    Litsios, Socrates.
    Understanding the history of health during the past 60 years helps us to respond to the health challenges of today. Sharing health knowledge inspired by history enriches global public health and benefits society at large. This volume offers insights into not only the Organization itself but also the political, social and economic background against which many far-reaching health decisions were made. It reflects the first five of the 'Mahler years', which saw growing support for the primary health care movement. Thirty years after Alma-Ata, that movement is once again much in evidence; primary health care is again a WHO priority, in a renewed, reinvigorated form.--Publisher's description. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241563666_eng.pdf
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2013
    Farmer, Paul; Weigel, Jonathan.
    "Here are highlights from Paul Farmers' speeches to a variety of audiences, from Princeton to Harvard to Notre Dame to Berkeley. Paul is a rock star of the academy who has a large following among many groups: students, doctors, general readers, activists, public health folks, professors. He is the pied piper of everyone who wants to change the world. Not only is he cofounder of Partners In Health,US Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, head of social medicine at Harvard, but he's also a charming, humorous, engaging public speaker whose charisma is legend. In this book, conceived of as a graduation gift for students write large, Farmer addresses the challenges facing young people with a call for them to change the world and become activists."-- [Provided by publisher]
  • 2010 OSO, Limited to 3 simultaneous users
    Boyle, P.; Gray, Nigel J.; Henningfield, Jack E.; Seffrin, John R.; Zatonski W.
    "Comprehensively covers the science and policy issues relevant to one of the major public health disasters of modern times. It pulls together the etiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco-related diseases with the successes and failures of tobacco control policies. The book looks at lessons learnt to help set health policy for reducing the burden of tobacco-related diseases. It also deals with the international public health policy issues which bear on control of the problem of tobacco use and which vary between continents."--Publisher's description
  • 2009 Springer
    Koh, Howard K.
  • 2013 ebrary
    Haire-Joshu, Debra; McBride, Timothy D.
    ""This book makes a great leap in the conceptualization of transdisciplinary approaches, as well as provides concrete examples in practice, teaching, policy, and research."" -From the Foreword by Edward F. Lawlor, dean and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, the Brown School; and founding director, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The complexity of public health and social problems is becoming more challenging. Understanding and designing solutions for these problems requires perspectives from multiple disciplines and fields as well
  • 2015 Springer
    Heemskerk, Dorothee; Caws, Maxine; Farrar, Jeremy; Marais, Ben.
    This work contains updated and clinically relevant information about tuberculosis. It is aimed at providing a succinct overview of history and disease epidemiology, clinical presentation and the most recent scientific developments in the field of tuberculosis research, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. It may serve as a practical resource for students, clinicians and researchers who work in the field of infectious diseases.
  • 2014 WHO
    "Surveillance data collected in vital registration and TB notification systems provide essential information about the TB epidemic and programmatic efforts to control the disease at both national and local levels. Analysis of these data can help programme managers and other staff to track the level of and trends in TB disease burden, detect outbreaks of disease and identify ways to improve existing TB prevention, diagnostic and treatment services. This book provides practical guidance on the analysis and use of such surveillance data, and is suitable for a wide range of people engaged in TB control. It was produced as a major collaborative effort as part of the work of the WHO's Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement."-- back cover.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2014 AccessMedicine
    Fisher, Melanie A.; Markle, William H.; Smego, Raymond A.
    Global health : past, present and future / Amir A. Khaliq and Raymond A. Smego, Jr. -- The global burden of disease / Thuy D. Bui and William H. Markle -- Epidemiology, biostatistics, and surveillance / Christopher Martin -- The health of women/mothers and children / Judy Lewis, Monika Doshi, Deyanira Gonzalez de Leon, and Amany Refaat -- Human trafficking / Clydette Powell -- Environmental health in the global context / Jeffrey K. Griffiths and Edward Winant -- Nutrition / Clydette Powell and John R. Butterly -- Primary care in global health / Jeffrey F. Markuns and Alain J. Montegut -- Malaria / Paul R. Larson and Mark W. Meyer -- Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS / Lisa V. Adams and Godfrey B. Woelk -- The neglected tropical diseases / Gregory Juckett -- Emerging diseases and antimicrobial resistance / Arif R. Sarwari and Rashida A. Khakoo -- Injury and global health / Jeffry P. McKinzie -- Surgical issues in global health / Eileen S. Natuzzi, et al. -- Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief / Sheri Fink, Vera Sistenich, and Clydette Powell -- Aging populations and chronic illness / Wayne A. Hale, Jane D. Joubert, and Sebastiana Kalula -- Global mental health : the world mental health surveys perspective / Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji, Yanling He, Philip S. Wang, and Ronald C. Kessler -- Global health communications, social marketing, and emerging communication technologies / Gary Snyder -- Economics and global health / Kevin Chan -- Health systems, management, and organization in global health / David Zakus, Onil Bhattacharyya, and Xiaolin Wei -- Global health ethics / Anvar Velji and John H. Bryant -- Education and careers in global health / Jessica Evert and Scott Loeliger.
  • 2013 NAP
    Aron, Laudan Y.; Woolf, Steven H.
    "The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage"--Publisher's description.
  • 2007
    Cueto, Marcos.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2011 WHO
    Cameron, John; Hunter, Paul R.; Jagals, Paul; Pond, Kathy.
    "This publication addresses the broader issues of social cost-benefit analysis performed on options to invest in drinking-water supplies, with a focus on small community suppliers"--Back cover.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2013 NAP
    Garber, Alan M.; Graham, Robin P.; Kibria, Ashna; Mancher, Michelle; McCoy, Margaret A.; Newhouse, Joseph P.
    "Variation in Health Care Spending investigates geographic variation in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries as well as other populations, and analyzes Medicare payment policies that could encourage high-value care. This report concludes that regional differences in Medicare and commercial health care spending and use are real and persist over time. Furthermore, there is much variation within geographic areas, no matter how broadly or narrowly these areas are defined. The report recommends against adoption of a geographically based value index for Medicare payments, because the majority of health care decisions are made at the provider or health care organization level, not by geographic units. Rather, to promote high value services from all providers, Medicare and Medicaid Services should continue to test payment reforms that offer incentives to providers to share clinical data, coordinate patient care, and assume some financial risk for the care of their patients."--Publisher's description.
  • 2008
    Kohatsu, Neal; Last, John M.; Maxcy, Kenneth Fuller; Rosenau, M. J.; Wallace, Robert B.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Environmental justice: from global to local -- The health of hired farmworkers -- Women workers -- Health hazards of child labor -- Occupational safety and health standards -- Ensuring food safety -- Water quality management and water-borne disease trends -- Hazardous waste: assessing, detecting, and remediation -- Aerospace medicine -- Housing and health -- Human health in a changing world -- Health behavior research and intervention -- Tobacco: health effects and control -- Alcohol-related health problems -- Prevention of drug use and drug use disorders -- Community health promotion and disease prevention -- Risk communication-an overlooked tool for improving public health -- Health literacy -- Screening for early and asymptomatic conditions -- Cancer -- Heart disease -- Renal and urinary tract disease -- Diabetes -- Respiratory disease prevention -- Musculoskeletal disorders -- Neurological disorders -- Disabling visual disorders -- Psychiatric disorders -- Childhood cognitive disability -- Prevention of disability in older persons -- Nutrition in public health and preventive medicine -- Postmarketing medication safety surveillance: a current public health issue -- The American health-care system: structure and function -- Structure and function of the public health system in the United States -- International and global health -- Public health law -- Public health management tools -- Categorical public health sciences -- Injury control: the public health approach -- Violence in the family as a public health concern. Public health and preventive medicine: trends and guideposts -- Epidemiology and public health -- Ethics and public health policy -- Public health and population -- Public health informatics -- Health disparities and community-based participatory research: issues and illustrations -- Genetic determinants of disease and genetics in public health -- Control of communicable diseases -- Diseases controlled primarily by vaccination -- Epidemiology and trends in sexually transmitted diseases -- The epidemiology and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) -- Infection spread by close personal contact -- Diseases spread by food and water -- Control of infections in institutions: healthcare-associated infections -- Viral diseases transmitted primarily by arthropod vectors -- Diseases transmitted primarily from animals to humans (zoonoses) -- Opportunistic fungal infections -- Other infection-related diseases of public health import -- The status of environmental health -- Toxicology -- Environmental and ecological risk assessment -- Biomarkers -- Asbestos and other fibers -- Coal worker's lung diseases -- Silicosis -- Health significance of metal exposures -- Diseases associated with exposure to chemical substances: organic compounds -- Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Polychlorinated dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans -- Brominated flame retardants -- Multiple chemical sensitivities -- Pulmonary responses to gases and particles -- Pesticides -- Temperature and health -- Ionizing radiation -- Nonionizing radiation -- Effects of the physical environment: noise as a health hazard -- Ergonomics and work-related musculoskeletal disorders -- Industrial hygiene -- Surveillance and health screening in occupational health -- Workers with disabilities --
  • 2008
    Carter, Jimmy; Levy, Barry S.; Sidel, Victor W.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    War and public health: an overview -- The epidemiology of war -- War and human rights -- The impact of war on mental health -- The impact of war on the environment -- Conventional weapons -- Landmines -- Chemical weapons -- Biological weapons -- Nuclear weapons -- The impact of war on children -- The impact of war on women -- Displaced persons and war -- Detainees and the new face of torture -- The Iraq war -- The war in Chechnya -- War in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- Wars in Latin America -- The Vietnam War -- A public health approach to preventing the health consequences of armed conflict -- International law -- The roles of humanitarian assistance organizations -- The roles of nongovernmental organizations -- The roles and ethical dilemmas for military medical care workers -- The roles of health professionals in postconflict situations -- Peacemaking in the aftermath of disasters -- Educating health professionals on peace and human rights -- Toward a culture of peace.
  • 2011 WHO
    Cunliffe, David.
    "This document provides guidance for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation; wash, shower, swim or use water for other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers. These uses occur in a variety of buildings, such as hospitals, schools, child and aged care, medical and dental facilities, hotels, apartment blocks, sport centers, commercial buildings and transport terminals"--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2012 WHO
    Bos, Robert.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2009 WHO
    Adams, John; Bartram, Jamie; Chartier, Yves; Sims, Jackie .
    "Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene are a huge burden in developing countries. It is estimated that 88% of diarrhoeal disease is caused by unsafe water supply, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene (WHO, 2004c). Many schools serve communities that have a high prevalence of diseases related to inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and where child malnutrition and other underlying health problems are common. Schools, particularly those in rural areas, often completely lack drinking-water and sanitation and handwashing facilities; alternatively, where such facilities do exist they are often inadequate in both quality and quantity. Schools with poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions, and intense levels of person-to-person contact, are high-risk environments for children and staff, and exacerbate children's particular susceptibility to environmental health hazards. Children's ability to learn may be affected by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in several ways. These include helminth infections (which affect hundreds of millions of school-age children), long-term exposure to chemical contaminants in water (e.g. lead and arsenic), diarrhoeal diseases and malaria infections, all of which force many schoolchildren to be absent from school. Poor environmental conditions in the classroom can also make both teaching and learning very difficult. Girls and boys are likely to be affected in different ways by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in schools, and this may contribute to unequal learning opportunities. Sometimes, girls and female teachers are more affected than boys because the lack of sanitary facilities means that they cannot attend school during menstruation. The international policy environment increasingly reflects these issues. Providing adequate levels of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in schools is of direct relevance to the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals of achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and reducing child mortality. It is also supportive of other goals, especially those on major diseases and infant mortality." - p. iii
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2013 OSO
    Saguy, Abigail Cope.
    This study presents each of the various ways in which fat is understood in America today, examining the implications of understanding fatness as a health risk, disease, and epidemic, and revealing why we have come to understand the issue in these terms, despite considerable scientific uncertainty and debate.
  • 2012 Wellcome Trust
    Reynolds, L. A.; Tansey, E. M.
  • 2004 WHO
    Part I. WHO Guidelines on safety monitoring of herbal medicines in pharmacovigilance systems -- 1. General introduction -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Background -- 1.3. Objectives -- 1.4. Glossary -- 2. Pharmacovigilance and the WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme -- 2.1. What is pharmacovigilance? -- 2.2. How does pharmacovigilance operate? -- 3. Challenges in monitoring the safety of herbal medicines -- 3.1. Regulation, quality assurance and control -- 3.2. Appropriate use -- 4. Safety monitoring of herbal medicines -- 4.1. Sources of reports -- 4.2. Herbal products targeted for safety monitoring -- 4.3. Reporting of suspected adverse reactions -- 4.4. Assessment of case reports -- 4.5. Data management -- 5. Communication -- 5.1. General -- 5.2. Risk communication -- 6. References -- 7. Selected bibliography -- Safety monitoring and pharmacovigilance -- Regulation of herbal medicines/traditional medicines -- Quality assurance/control of herbal medicines -- Rational use of herbal medicines -- Annex 1. List of participants in the WHO Consultation on Safety Monitoring of Herbal Medicines, Vancouver, Canada, 1-3 February 2004 -- Annex 2. The Erice Declaration on Communicating Drug Safety Information, 1997 -- Annex 3. Privacy and the confidentiality of personal health data -- Annex 4. Spontaneous reports from persons other than health-care professionals -- Annex 5. Model reporting form -- Annex 6. Proposed database management and classification for coding herbal products (the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Uppsala, Sweden) -- Part II. Safety monitoring of medicinal products: Guidelines for setting up and running a pharmacovigilance centre (The Uppsala Moniroring Centre, Uppsala, Sweden, 2000.
  • 2009 WHO
    Shannoun, Ferid; Zeeb, Hajo.
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2013 WHO
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2015 WHO
    This report, the fifth in the series of WHO reports on the global tobacco epidemic, presents a country-level examination of the epidemic and identifies countries that have applied effective tobacco control measures. The number of people worldwide protected by effective tobacco control measures continues to grow, and countries that have adopted these measures at the highest level of achievement can be considered models for action for those countries that have yet to do so. The focus of this report is raising taxes on tobacco, the 'R' component of MPOWER. Time and again, increasing taxes on tobacco products to increase retail prices has been proven to be the most effective and efficient of the best-buy demand reduction measures to reduce tobacco use. And yet it is also the least widely implemented measure.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2011 WHO
    The report examines in detail the two primary strategies to provide health warnings: labels on tobacco product packaging and anti-tobacco mass media campaigns. It provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence base for warning people about the harms of tobacco use as well as country-specific information on the status of these measures.
  • 2009 WHO
    Second in a series of WHO reports on the global tobacco epidemic. Tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and the impact of interventions implemented to stop it.
  • 2008 WHO
    This landmark new report presents the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of tobacco use and control efforts. It provides countries with a roadmap to reverse the devastating global tobacco epidemic that could kill up to one billion people by the end of this century. The report outlines the MPOWER package, a set of six key tobacco control measures that reflect and build on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2010 WHO
    Crompton, D. W. T.; Daumerie, Denis; Peters, Patricia; Savioli, Lorenzo.
    "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These ancient companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global development outcomes. A more reliable evaluation of their significance to public health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases. Global efforts to control "hidden" diseases, such as dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), leprosy, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and yaws, have yielded progressive health gains including the imminent eradication of dracunculiasis. Since 1989 (when most endemic countries began reporting monthly from each endemic village), the number of new dracunculiasis cases has fallen from 892 055 in 12 endemic countries to 3190 in 4 countries in 2009, a decrease of more than 99%. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends five public-health strategies for the prevention and control of NTDs: preventive chemotherapy; intensified case-management; vector control; the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and veterinary public health (that is, applying veterinary sciences to ensure the health and well-being of humans). Although one approach may predominate for control of a specific disease or group of diseases, evidence suggests that more effective control results when all five approaches are combined and delivered locally." - p. vii
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2014 WHO
    Section 1. Introduction -- Section 2. Financing for malaria programmes -- Section 3. Vector control for malaria -- Section 4. Preventive therapies for malaria -- Section 5. Diagnostic testing for malaria -- Section 6. Malaria treatment -- Section 7. Gaps in intervention coverage -- Section 8. Trends in infections, cases and deaths -- References -- Regional profiles -- Country profiles -- Annexes.
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2011 WHO
    Aregawi, Maru W.
    1. Introduction -- 2. Goals, targets, policies and strategies for malaria control and elimination -- 3. Financing malaria control -- 4. Vector control -- 5. Preventive therapies for malaria -- 6. Diagnostic testing and treatment of malarial -- 7. Impact of malaria control -- Profiles -- Annex 1: Data completeness, 2010 -- Annex 2: Funding for malaria control, 2010 -- Annex 3.A: Recommended policies and strategies for malaria control, 2010 -- Annex 3.B: Antimalarial drug policy, 2010 -- Annex 4: Operational coverage of insecticide-treated nets, indoor residual spraying, and antimalarial treatment, 2008-2010 -- Annex 5: Household surveys of mosquito nets ownership and usage, 2006-2010 -- Annex 6.A: Reported malaria cases and deaths, 2010 -- Annex 6.B: Malaria trends 1, 1990-2010 -- Annex 6.C: Malaria trends 2, 1990-2010 -- Annex 6.D: Reported malaria deaths, 1990-2010.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2012 WHO
    The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report. It highlights the progress made towards the global malaria targets set for 2015 and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2013 WHO
    1. Introduction -- 2. Policies, strategies, goals and targets for malaria control and elimination -- 3. Financing malaria control -- 4. Vector control for malaria -- 5. Preventive therapies for malaria -- 6. Diagnostic testing and treatment of malaria -- 7. Malaria surveillance -- 8. Changes in malaria incidence and mortality -- Regional profiles -- Country profiles -- Annexes.
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  • 2015 WHO
    The World malaria report 2015 assesses global malaria disease trends and changes in the coverage and financing of malaria control programmes between 2000 and 2015. It also summarizes progress towards international targets, and provides regional and country profiles that summarize trends in each WHO region and each country with malaria.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2008 WHO
    Peden, Margie.
    "Child injuries have been neglected for many years, and are largely absent from child survival initiatives presently on the global agenda. Through this World report on child injury prevention, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund and many partners have set out to elevate child injury to a priority for the global public health and development communities. The knowledge and experience of nearly two hundred experts from all continents and various sectors were invaluable in grounding the report in the realities faced in many countries. This World report on child injury prevention should be seen as a complement to the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children released in late 2006. That report addressed violence-related or intentional injuries. Both reports suggest that child injury and violence prevention programmes need to be integrated into child survival and other broad strategies focused on improving the lives of children. Evidence demonstrates the dramatic successes in child injury prevention in countries which have made a concerted effort. These results make a case for increasing investments in human resources and institutional capacities. This would permit the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes to stem the tide of child injury and enhance the health and well-being of children and their families the world over. Implementing proven interventions could save more than a thousand children's lives a day." - p. vii
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • 2011 WHO
    Understanding disability -- Disability: a global picture -- General health care -- Rehabilitation -- Assistance and support -- Enabling environments -- Education -- Work and employment -- The way forward: recommendations.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2016 NLM
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