Sustainability and Health: Supporting Global Ecological Integrity in Public Health

Sustainability and Health: Supporting Global Ecological Integrity in Public Health

by Valerie A. Brown, John Grootjans, Jan Ritchie, Mardie Townsend
     
 

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ISBN-10: 184407174X

ISBN-13: 9781844071746

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The authors apply the principles of sustainable development to global health care. They show much work is needed to change perceptions and acquire skills that will meet social priorities and environmental imperatives while also constituting responsible practice. They maintain that integrative decision-making is the best method of taking steps to make public health

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The authors apply the principles of sustainable development to global health care. They show much work is needed to change perceptions and acquire skills that will meet social priorities and environmental imperatives while also constituting responsible practice. They maintain that integrative decision-making is the best method of taking steps to make public health sustainable. They also believe that listening to the concerns of health officials, scientists, educators and environmentalists is essential, as is developing appropriate frameworks and tools. They advocate evidence-based public health policy and practice, designing and monitoring programs that reflect what we know and also what we need to know, and casting practitioners as leaders in the development of sustainability. They also address the concerns of managers, and offer suggestions to ensure information they use to make decisions is accurate, timely, and useful. They also offer resources and learning activities. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844071746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Way In
• Living: Public Health and the Future of Life on the Planet
• Listening: Co-ordinating Ideas on Sustainability and Health
• Grounding: Co-ordinating Contexts for Sustainability and Health
• Knowing: Linking the Knowledge Cultures of Sustainability and Health
• Scoping: Designing and Monitoring Sustainability and Health Programs
• Acting: Practitioners as Actors for Sustainability and Health
• Innovating: Practitioners as Innovators for Sustainability and Health
• Managing: Public Health Leadership and Management for Sustainability
• Epilogue: The Way Forward
• Index

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