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Cities and the Health of the Public

Nicholas Freudenberg (editor) Sandro Galea (Centre of Epidemiologic Studies, New York)
(editor)
David Vlahov (Centre of Epidemiologic Studies, New York)
(editor)

ISBN: 9780826515117

Publication Date: Jul 2006

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Analyzing the impact of city-living on health, this book focuses on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, it introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations. It also examines conditions such as infectious diseases, violence and disasters, and mental illness.
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The essays commissioned for this volume analyze the impact of city-living on health, focusing primarily on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, the book introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations. It assesses the primary determinants of well-being in cities, including the social and physical environments, diet, and health care and social services. The book includes chapters on the history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal on health, and the challenges facing cities in the developing world. It also examines conditions such as infectious diseases, violence and disasters, and mental illness.
Illustrations Illustrations
Pages 400
Date Published 30 Jul 2006
Publisher Vanderbilt University Press
Subject/s Health systems & services   Urban communities  
Part I: INTRODUCTION; A Framework for the Study of Urban Health; Sandro Galea, Nicholas Freudenberg, David Vlahov; Changing Living Conditions; Changing Health:; US Cities in the Last 50 years; Nicholas Freudenberg, Sandro Galea, David Vlahov; Part II: DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN CITIES; The Urban Social Environment and Health; Adam Coutts, Ichiro Kawachi; The Urban Physical Environment and Health; Susan Klitzman, Thomas D. Matte, Daniel E Kass; Food, Nutrition and the Health of Urban Populations; Ming-Chin Yeh, David Katz; Access to Quality Health Care in U.S. Cities:; Balancing Community Need and Service System Survival; Dennis Andrulis; Part III: LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHANGING CITIES; Public Health in U.S. Cities: A Historical Perspective; David Rosner; Cities, Suburbs, and Urban Sprawl: Their Impact on Health; Howard Frumkin; Fifty Ways to Destroy a City: The Health Impact of Urban Destruction; Mindy Fullilove; A Developing World Perspective: Health, Water and Sanitation in Urban Areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean; Gordon McGranhan and David Satterthwaite; Part IV: HEALTH OUTCOMES AND DETERMINANTS; Changing Patterns of Infectious Disease in U.S. Cities; David Vlahov, Emily Gibble; The Challenge of Urban Violence and Disasters; Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Amy Van Wynsberghe, Tomika Stevens, Dean G. Kilpatrick; Mental Health in the City; Ezra Susser, Mickey Bresnahan, Sandro Galea; Part V: NEXT STEPS: RESEARCH AND INTERVENTION; Methodologies for the Study of Urban Health: How Do We; Best Assess How Cities Affect Health?; Sandro Galea, Amy Schulz; Health Promotion in the City:; The Science and Politics of Intervention; Nicholas Freudenberg; Creating Healthy Cities: Where Do We Go from Here?; David Vlahov, Sandro Galea, Nicholas Freudenberg.
Nicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Social Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. David Vlahov and Sandro Galea are Director and Associate Director of the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine; both also teach at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Vlahov is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health.

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