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Structural approaches in public health / edited by Marni Sommer and Richard Parker
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, c2013
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Subject(s) Public health
Public health -- Case studies
Social medicine
Medical policy
World health
Physical Description xxii, 266 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : structural approaches in public health / Marni Sommer and Richard Parker -- The history of structural approaches in public health / James Colgrove, Amy Fairchild, and David Rosner -- Social inequalities and public health / Ruth Bell, Peter Goldblatt, and Michael Marmot -- Embracing complexity : towards platforms for integrated health and social service delivery / Andrew Ellner ... [et al.] -- Ideological barriers to structural interventions : towards a model of values-based interventions / Michael Sweat and Kevin O'Reilly -- Getting the balance right : agency and structure in HIV prevention / Peter Aggleton ... [et al.] -- Integrating water and sanitation interventions for health : a case study from eThekwini Municipality / Elisa Roma, Neil Macleod, and Christopher Buckley -- City planning as a structural determinant of health : towards healthy urban governance in the century of the city / Jason Corburn -- The 100% condom use programme : a structural intervention to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Asia / Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn and Richard Steen --
The Sonagachi/Durbar programme : a prototype of a community-led structural intervention for HIV prevention / Dallas Swendeman and Smarajit Jana -- Breaking the links : legal and paralegal assistance to reduce health risks of police and pre-trial detention of sex workers and people who use drugs / Daniel Wolfe ... [et al.] -- Structured environments and dietary-related chronic diseases / Deborah A. Cohen -- Structural approaches for unintentional injury prevention / Adnan A. Hyder and Jeffrey C. Lunnen -- Evaluating structural interventions in public health : challenges, options, and global best practice / Paul Pronyk ... [et al.] -- Developing and evaluating structural-environmental interventions to reduce HIV risk among female sex workers and their sexual partners in the Dominican republic / Deanna Kerrigan, Clare Barrington, and Luis Moreno -- Helmet day! Structural intervention and strategic learning in Vietnam / Mary Byrne McDonnell and Alyson Metzger -- Ending the tobacco epidemic : from the genetic to the global level / Jonathan M. Samet and Heather L. Wipfli -- Social policy interventions and health / Celina Su and Peter Muennig
Summary "That health has many social determinants is established and a myriad of structural factors are now known to impact on population well-being. Public health practice has started exploring and responding to a range of health-related challenges from a structural paradigm, including individual and population vulnerability to infection with HIV and AIDS, injury-prevention, obesity, and smoking cessation. Recognising the inadequacy of public health responses that focus solely on individual behavior change to improve population health outcomes, this textbook promotes a more holistic approach. Discussing the structural factors related to health and well-being that are both within and outside of an individual's control, it explores what form structural approaches can take, the underlying theory of structure as a risk factor and the local realities, environments, and priorities that public health practitioners need to take into consideration. Anchored in empirical evidence, the book provides case studies of innovative and influential interventions - from transfat bans and the 100% condom program to the provision of adequate clean drinking water and sanitation systems - and concludes with a section on implementing and evaluating structural public health programs. This comprehensive handbook brings together a selection of internationally-recognised authors to provide an overview for students and practitioners working in or concerned with public health around the globe"--Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Sommer, Marni
Parker, Richard G. (Richard Guy), 1956-

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