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Cities and the health of the public

Author: Nicholas Freudenberg; Sandro Galea; David Vlahov
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Freudenberg; Sandro Galea; David Vlahov
ISBN: 0826515118 9780826515117 0826515126 9780826515124
OCLC Number: 489059995
Description: xii, 364 s. ;
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Nicholas Freudenberg, Sandro Galea, and David Vlahov, editors

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