International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Editor: Quah, Stella
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

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ISBN: 978-0-12-803678-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 1946
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This updated edition is a timely and authoritative guide on the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial Board
  • Guide to Using the Encyclopedia
  • Subject Classification
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • Foreword
  • Volume 1
  • A
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Adenoviruses
  • Adolescents
  • Agenda Setting in Public Health Policy
  • Aging: Nutrition and the Older Adults
  • Aging, Physical Activity, and Health
  • Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Alcohol Consumption: An Overview of International Trends
  • Alcohol Consumption: The Social and Economic Impacts
  • Alcohol Industry
  • Alcohol, Integrated Control of
  • Alcohol: Treatment
  • Alma-Ata and Primary Health Care: An Evolving Story
  • Anemia
  • Anthropological Perspectives in Bioethics
  • Anthropological Perspectives on the Health Transition
  • Antibiotic Development and Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in a One Health and One World Perspective – Mechanisms and Solutions
  • Arboviruses
  • Arms Control Measures
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B
  • Bacterial Infections: Overview
  • Bacteriology, Historical
  • Bioaerosols
  • Biodiversity, Health Implications of
  • Biostatistics
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blindness
  • Blood Transfusion Services
  • Botulism
  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brucellosis
  • Burden of Disease and Injury Caused by Alcohol
  • Burns and Scalds
  • C
  • Cadmium
  • Canada, Health System of
  • Cancer and Senescence
  • Cancer Economics
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cancer: Global Burden, Trends, and Projections
  • Cancer Mortality
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening: Theory and Applications
  • Cancer Survival
  • Carcinogens, Environmental
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Child Abuse/Treatment
  • Child Labor
  • Child Obesity and Health
  • Child Rights
  • Child Soldiers
  • Child Witness to Violence
  • Childhood Infectious Diseases: Overview
  • Children and Adolescents, Measuring the Quality of Life of
  • Children, Media and Health
  • Volume 2
  • C
  • Cholera and Other Vibrioses
  • Cholesterol and Lipids
  • Chronic Disease Modeling
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Circulatory Diseases and Aging
  • Classic Concepts of Disease
  • Classification of Mental Disorders: Principles and Concepts
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Codes of Ethics in Public Health
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Community Health Insurance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Nutrition Programmes
  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Comparative Risk Assessment
  • Competition in Health Care
  • Compression of Morbidity
  • Consumerism: Overview
  • Contaminants Associated with Drinking Water
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Corruption and the Consequences for Public Health
  • Cost-Influenced Treatment Decisions and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Cultural Competence in Public Health
  • Cultural Contexts of Reproductive Health
  • Cultural Epidemiology
  • Cultural Factors Influencing Therapeutic Practice
  • Cultural Issues and Linguistic Complications in Health Communication
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • D
  • Decision Analytic Modeling
  • Demand for Health Care
  • Demography, Epidemiology, and Public Health
  • Demography of Aging
  • Dengue
  • Dental Epidemiology
  • Determinants of National Health Expenditure
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus Prevention
  • Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
  • Diet and Cancer
  • Diet and Heart Disease
  • Diphtheria
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Disasters and Emergency Planning
  • Disease Classification
  • Disease Prevention: An Overview
  • Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Drowning
  • Drugs, Illicit – Primary Prevention Strategies
  • Dynamics of the Health-Care Labor Markets
  • E
  • East Asia and Pacific States, Health Systems of
  • Ebola and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • Economic Models of Hospital Behavior
  • Ectoparasites
  • Educational Attainment and Health: Survival
  • Effective Alcohol Policy
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emergence of Novel Human Infections: New Insights and New Challenges
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Endocrine Diseases: Overview
  • Energy Use, Health Implications of
  • Enteroviruses
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health: Overview
  • Environmental Justice and Health
  • Environmental Protection Laws
  • Epidemic Investigation
  • Epidemiology, Historical
  • Epidemiology of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Epidemiology of Vitamin C
  • Equity in Health Financing
  • Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Issues
  • Escherichia coli
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Essential Drugs Policy
  • Volume 3
  • E
  • Ethics and Health Promotion
  • Ethics of Immunization
  • Ethics of Infectious Disease Control
  • Ethics of Organ Transplants
  • Ethics of Public Health Research: Moral Obligations to Communities
  • Ethics of Screening
  • Ethnic Conflict and Public Health
  • Euthanasia and Public Health
  • Evidence-Informed Public Health Policy
  • Exercise Therapy for Heart Failure Patients in Canada
  • Extreme Weather Events and Human Health
  • F
  • Facility-Based Treatment of Severe Malnutrition
  • Falls
  • Family Planning/Contraception
  • Famine
  • Fatty Acids
  • Female Reproductive Physiology/Function
  • Fetal Growth Restriction: Causes and Outcomes
  • Food Fortification
  • Food Safety
  • Foodborne Diseases
  • Forced Migration and Health
  • Foundations in Public Health Ethics
  • Foundations in Public Health Law
  • Functions and Deficiencies of B-Vitamins (and Their Prevention)
  • Future Organization of Cancer Care
  • G
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Overview
  • Gender Aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Gender in Health and Illness
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health
  • Global Burden of Disease
  • Global Health Law: International Law and Public Health Policy
  • Global Issues: Urban Health in Developing Countries
  • Global Tobacco Industry
  • Global Trends in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Governance Issues in Health Financing
  • Gynecological Morbidity
  • H
  • Happiness, Health and Altruism
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Head Trauma
  • Health and Disease, Concepts of
  • Health and Human Rights: Overview
  • Health Behavior and Risk Factors
  • Health Care of Indigenous Peoples/Nations
  • Health Inequalities
  • Health Information on the Internet
  • Health Insurance Plans and Programs: An Overview
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Policy: Overview
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Surveys
  • Health Systems of Australia and New Zealand
  • Health Systems of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Health Systems: United States, Health System of the
  • Health Technology Assessment: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
  • Health-Care Delivery Systems
  • Health-Related Stigma
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Heart Failure
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Helminthic Diseases: Dracunculiasis
  • Helminthic Diseases: Echinococcosis
  • Helminthic Diseases: Filariasis
  • Helminthic Diseases: Foodborne Trematode Infections
  • Helminthic Diseases: Intestinal Nematode Infections
  • Helminthic Diseases: Onchocerciasis and Loiasis
  • Helminthic Diseases: Schistosomiasis
  • Helminthic Diseases: Taeniasis and Cysticercosis due to Taenia solium
  • Helminthic Diseases: Trichinellosis and Other Helminthic Tissue Helminthic Infections
  • Hepatitis, Viral
  • Herpesviruses
  • Volume 4
  • H
  • Historical and Sociocultural Context of Psychoactive Substance Use
  • History of Malaria and Its Control
  • History of Public Health during Colonialism
  • History of Public Health in the Ancient World
  • HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
  • HIV/AIDS of the Central Nervous System
  • HIV Prevention and Treatment in Children and Adolescents
  • HIV Safety Guidelines
  • Home Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Human Exposure Science
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Human Resources for Oral Health and Dentistry
  • Humanitarian Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • I
  • Illicit Drugs: Patterns of Use, Dependence, and Contribution to Disease Burden in Developed Countries
  • Illicit Drug Trends Globally
  • Illicit Psychoactive Substance Use and Harm Prevention
  • Immunization
  • Indoor Air Pollution: Developing Countries
  • Infant Malnutrition: Breastfeeding
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infectious Disease Surveillance
  • Infertility, An Overview
  • Influenza
  • Influenza, Historical
  • Injury Epidemiology
  • Innovative Financing for Health Promotion: A Global Review and Thailand Case Study
  • Integrative, Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  • Interest Groups and Civil Society in Public Health Policy
  • International Classification Systems for Health
  • International Dietary Guidelines
  • International Perspectives on Resource Allocation
  • Intestinal Infections: Overview
  • Iodine Deficiency and Its Prevention
  • Iron Deficiency and Its Prevention
  • J
  • Japan, Health System of
  • K
  • Kidney Diseases
  • L
  • Land Use/Land Change and Health
  • Late Life Cognitive Disorders
  • Latin American Social Medicine
  • Lead Hazards and Poisoning
  • Legal Issues in Public Health
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy, Historical
  • Leukemia
  • Life Expectancy Measurements
  • Literacy and Public Health
  • Liver Cancer
  • Long Term Care for Aging Populations
  • Long Term Care in Health Services
  • Longevity of Specific Populations
  • Long-Term Care Organization and Financing
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases, Occupational
  • Lupus Erythematosus: Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Manifestations
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphomas
  • M
  • Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Health Systems of
  • Male Reproductive Function
  • Managed Care
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
  • Measles
  • Measurement and Modeling of Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Measurement and Modeling: Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Measurement and Valuation of Health for Economic Evaluation
  • Measurement of Psychiatric and Psychological Disorders and Outcomes in Populations
  • Meat Consumption and Cancer
  • Meat Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Volume 5
  • M
  • Media and Health
  • Medical Pluralism
  • Medical Sciences and Technology in Socio-Cultural Context
  • Meningitis, Bacterial
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health and Physical Health (Including HIV/AIDS)
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health Epidemiology (Psychiatric Epidemiology)
  • Mental Health Etiology: Biological and Genetic Determinants
  • Mental Health Etiology: Social Determinants
  • Mental Health, Morbidity and Impact
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Mental Illness, Historical Views of
  • Mercury
  • Meta-analysis
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Migraine Update
  • Military Health Issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Mumps
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease: Buruli Ulcer
  • N
  • National Health Systems: A Historical Overview
  • Natural Disasters
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • New Public Health
  • New Technologies: Ethics of Genomics
  • New Technologies: Ethics of Stem Cell Research
  • Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
  • Nurses
  • Nutrition and HIV
  • O
  • Obesity/Overweight: Health Consequences
  • Observational Epidemiology
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Occupational Death/Injury Rates
  • Occupational Health: Overview
  • Occupational Injuries and Work Place Violence
  • One Health Central and Eastern Africa: Historical and Future Perspectives
  • Oral Cancer
  • Organohalogen Pollutants and Human Health
  • Outdoor Air Pollution: Sources, Atmospheric Transport, and Human Health Effects
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overweight and Obesity: Prevention and Weight Management
  • P
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parasitic Diseases, an Overview
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patient Empowerment in Health Care
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Peoples Health Movement
  • Perinatal Epidemiology
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Pesticides
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Plague, Historical
  • Planning, for Public Health Policy
  • Pneumonia
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis, Historical
  • Politics, and Public Health Policy Reform
  • Population Growth
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Children: Children's Mental Health Services
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Displaced Populations
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Homeless
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Incarcerated
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Indigenous Populations
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Men
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Migrants
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Rural Populations
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Women
  • Populations at Special Health Risk: Workers
  • Volume 6
  • P
  • Preventing Uptake of Smoking
  • Primary Health Care
  • Principles: Mental Health Resources and Services
  • Principles of Infectious Diseases: Transmission, Diagnosis, Prevention, and Control
  • Principles: Stigma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Protozoan Diseases: African Trypanosomiasis
  • Protozoan Diseases: Amebiasis
  • Protozoan Diseases: Chagas Disease
  • Protozoan Diseases: Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis, and Other Intestinal Protozoan Diseases
  • Protozoan Diseases: Leishmaniasis
  • Protozoan Diseases: Malaria Clinical Features, Management, and Prevention
  • Protozoan Diseases: Toxoplasmosis
  • Provider Payment Methods and Incentives
  • Puberty
  • Public and Consumer Participation in Policy and Research
  • Public Health and Epidemiology: Prevention and Surveillance of Health Risks
  • Public Health and Law Enforcement Regulation of Drugs and Drug Use
  • Public Health and the Harm Reduction Approach to Illegal Psychoactive Substances
  • Public Health Approaches to Dying, Death, and Loss
  • Public Health Dimensions of Disability
  • Public Health Law and Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Public/Private Mix in Health Systems
  • Q
  • Quality Adjusted Life Years
  • Quarantine through History
  • R
  • Rabies
  • Race, Human Variation, and Health, the Interaction of
  • Racism and Health
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Re-emerging Diseases: Overview
  • Relief Operations
  • Religion and Healing
  • Reproductive Ethics: Ethical Issues and the Menopause
  • Reproductive Ethics: New Reproductive Technologies
  • Reproductive Ethics: Perspectives on Contraception and Abortion
  • Reproductive Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections – Overview
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Resource Allocation: Justice and Resource Allocation in Public Health
  • Respiratory Diseases: Overview
  • Respiratory Infections, Acute
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Review of Health Systems of the Middle East and North Africa Region
  • Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rhinoviruses
  • Rickettsia
  • Risk Communication
  • Risk Factors
  • Road Traffic Injuries
  • Role of the State in Public Health Policy
  • Rubella
  • Russia and Former USSR, Health Systems of
  • S
  • Salmonella
  • Scandinavia, Health Systems of
  • School Health Promotion
  • Schools of Public Health
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Serial and Mass Murderers
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health: Overview
  • Sexual Violence
  • Shigellosis
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Sickle-Cell Disease
  • Skin Diseases (Noncancerous)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smallpox
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Smoking, The Burden of Mortality of
  • Social and Cultural Perspectives on Ecology and Health
  • Social Determinants of Health, the United Nations Commission of
  • Social Dimensions of Epidemics
  • Social Dimensions of Infectious Diseases
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Social Gradients and Child Health
  • Social Science Contributions to Public Health: Overview
  • Sociocultural Construction of Medical Knowledge
  • Volume 7
  • S
  • South Asia, Health Systems of
  • Southeastern Europe, Health Systems of
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Eating Disorders
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Mental Disorders Associated with Aging
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Personality Disorders
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Psychotic Disorders
  • Specific Mental Health Disorders: Trauma and Mental Disorders
  • Spinal Injury
  • Sports Injuries
  • Streptococcal Diseases
  • Stress and (Public) Health
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Suicide and Self-directed Violence
  • Surveillance of Disease: Overview
  • Syphilis
  • Systematic Reviews in Public Health
  • T
  • Terrorism
  • Tetanus
  • Tobacco Control: An Integrated Approach
  • Tobacco Harm Minimization
  • Torture and Public Health
  • Traditional Asian Medical Systems
  • Transition to Universal Coverage in Developing Countries
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
  • Trends in Human Fertility
  • Tuberculosis Diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis Epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis: Overview
  • Tuberculosis Prevention
  • Tuberculosis, Public Health Aspects
  • Tuberculosis Treatment
  • Typhoid Fever
  • U
  • Undernutrition and Its Social Determinants
  • United Kingdom, Health System of
  • Unsafe Abortion
  • Urban Health Systems: Overview
  • V
  • Vaccines, Historical
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Violence against Women
  • Violence/Intentional Injuries – Epidemiology and Overview
  • Violence/Intentional Injuries – Prevention and Control
  • Viral Diarrhea
  • Viral Infections, an Overview with a Focus on Prevention of Transmission
  • Vitamin A Deficiency and Its Prevention
  • Vitamin D
  • W
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Western Europe, Health Systems of
  • WHO Definition of Health, Rethinking the
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Worker Health and Safety: International Issues
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization
  • World's Medical Schools: Past, Present and Future
  • Y
  • Yaws, Bejel, and Pinta
  • Yellow Fever
  • Yellow Fever, Historical
  • Young People and Violence
  • Author Index