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Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health / Edition 1
     

Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health / Edition 1

by Sandro Galea
 

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ISBN-10: 0387708111

ISBN-13: 9780387708119

Pub. Date: 09/27/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This book explores social factors such as culture, mass media, political systems, and migration that influence public health. It systematically consider how we may best study these factors and use our knowledge from this study to guide health interventions. contributors emphasize the potential of population strategies to influence traditional risk factors

Overview

This book explores social factors such as culture, mass media, political systems, and migration that influence public health. It systematically consider how we may best study these factors and use our knowledge from this study to guide health interventions. contributors emphasize the potential of population strategies to influence traditional risk factors associated with health and disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387708119
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/27/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     v
Contributors     ix
Introduction
The Role of Macrosocial Determinants in Shaping the Health of Populations   Sandro Galea   Sara Putnam     3
Determinants
Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health in the Context of Globalization   Lia S. Florey   Sandro Galea   Mark L. Wilson     15
Urbanicity, Urbanization, and the Urban Environment   Danielle C. Ompad   Sandro Galea   David Vlahov     53
Corporate Practices   Nicholas Freudenberg   Sandro Galea     71
Political Economic Systems and the Health of Populations: Historical Thought and Current Directions   Howard Waitzkin     105
Climate Change   Marie S. O'Neill   Kristie L. Ebi     139
Global Governance   Obijiofor Aginam     159
Macroeconomics   David M. Bishai   Yung-Ting Kung     169
Culture   Richard M. Eckersley     193
Taxation and Population Health: "Sin Taxes" or Structured Approaches   Martin Caraher   Roy Carr-Hill     211
Patent Law and Policy   Aaron S. Kesselheim   Jerry Avorn     233
Migration   Sana Loue   Sandro Galea     247
Mass Media   K. Viswanath   Shoba Ramanadhan   Emily Z. Kontos     275
Integrative Chapter: Macrosocial Determinants of Population Health   Sandro Galea     295
Methods
Identifying Causal Ecologic Effects on Health: A Methodological Assessment   S. V. Subramanian   M. Maria Glymour   Ichiro Kawachi     301
Ecological Studies   Sarah Curtis   Steven Cummins     333
Making Causal Inferences About Macrosocial Factors as a Basis for Public Health Policies   Jay S. Kaufman     355
Estimating the Health Effects of Macrosocial Shocks: A Collaborative Approach   Ralph Catalano   Jennifer Ahern   Tim Bruckner     375
What Level Macro? Choosing Appropriate Levels to Assess How Place Influences Population Health   Theresa L. Osypuk   Sandro Galea     399
Integrative Chapter: Methodologic Considerations in the Study of the Macrosocial Determination of Population Health   Sandro Galea     437
Improving population health
Acting Upon the Macrosocial Environment to Improve Health: A Framework for Intervention   Jan C. Semenza   Siobhan C. Maty     443
Case Studies: Improving the Macrosocial Environment   Jan C. Semenza     463
Integrative Chapter: Modifying Macrosocial Factors to Improve Population Health   Sandro Galea     485
Index     489

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