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Social determinants approaches to public health : from concept to practice / editors Erik Blas, Johannes Sommerfeld and Anand Sivasankara Kurup
Geneva : World Health Organization, c2011
book jacket
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Subject(s) Health services accessibility
Health care rationing
Patient advocacy
Public health
Physical Description xi, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Note "The book is a joint initiative of the WHO Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights (ETH), Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)"--P. iii
Includes bibliographical references
Contents Introduction and methods of work / Erik Blas, Johannes Sommerfeld and Anand Sivasankara Karup -- Scaled up and marginalized: a review of Bangladesh's menstrual regulation programme and its impact / Heidi Bart Johnston, Anna Schurmann, Elizabeth Oliveras and Halida Hanum Akhter -- Youth for youth: a model for youth suicide prevention: case study of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Youth Council and Secretariat, Canada / Stephanie Sinclair, Amanda Meawasige and Kathi Avery Kinew -- Food and vegetable promotion and the 5-a-day programme in Chile for the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases: across-sector relationships and public-private partnerships / Irene Agurto, Lorena Rodriguez and Isabel Zacarías -- Dedicated delivery centre for migrants in Minhang District, Shanghai: intervention on the social determinants of health and equity in pregnancy outcome for internal migrants in Shanghai, China / Su Xu, ... [et al.] -- Reviving health posts as an entry point for community development: a case study of the Gerbangmas movement in Lumajang District, Indonesia / Siswanto Siswanto and Evie Sopacua -- Child malnutrition: engaging health and other sectors: the case of Iran / Sara Javanparast -- The Millennium Villages Project: improving health and eliminating extreme poverty in rural African communities / Yeșim Tozan, Joel Negin and James Ogola Wariero -- Immunization programme in Anambra State, Nigeria: an analysis of policy development and implementation of the reaching every ward strategy / Benjamin Uzochukwu, ... [et al.] -- Women's empowerment and its challenges: a review of a multi-partner national project to reduce malnutrition in rural girls in Pakistan / Kausar S. Khan and Ajmal Agha -- Local health administration committees (CLAS): opportunity and empowerment for equity in health in Peru / Laura C. Altobelli and Carlos Acosta-Saal -- What happens after a trial?: replicating a cross-sectoral intervention addressing the social determinants of health: the case of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) in South Africa / James Hargreaves .. [et al.] -- Insecticide-treated nets in Tanzania mainland: challenges in reaching the most vulnerable, most exposed and poorest groups / Jaap Koot, Romanus Mtung'e and Jane Miller -- Addressing the social determinants of alcohol use and abuse with adolescents in a Pacific Island country (Vanuatu) / Patrick Harris, Jan Ritchie, Graham Tabi and Tony Lower -- From concept to practice: synthesis of findings / Erik Blas
Summary 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
This publication complements the previous publication by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights entitled "Equity, social determinants and public health programmes", which analysed social determinants and health equity issues in 13 public health programmes, and identified possible entry points for interventions to address those social determinants and inequities at the levels of socioeconomic context, exposure, vulnerability, health outcomes and health consequences.-- Publisher's description
Note Also available via World Wide Web
Alternate Author Blas, Erik
Sommerfeld, Johannes, 1959-
Kurup, Anand Sivasankara
World Health Organization
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
Special Programme of Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction (World Health Organization)

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