International Handbook Of Public Health / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
At the end of the 20th century, many of the major health problems facing highly industrialized nations stem from advanced technology, a richer diet, and lengthened life span. The scope of public health has greatly expanded. While health hazards to the public have increased, the strategies available to remedy them have grown commensurably. Public health has borrowed and adapted knowledge from the biological, medical, behavioral, and social sciences, and has been quick to recognize the potential of new fields such as the management sciences for safeguarding the health of the community.
Through chapters written by expert contributors, this reference provides a synopsis of the state of the development of public health in twenty countries around the world. These countries vary considerably in national policies for organizing health services. Some are heavily industrialized, such as Germany and the United States, while others, such as Tanzania and Thailand, are less developed. Each chapter is devoted to a particular country, with chapters discussing similar issues in order to foster comparisons. Chapters discuss the overall status of public health from practice to research and teaching, and take into account the resulting health effects and the quality and efficiency of the delivery systems. Chapters include extensive references, and an appendix lists organizations in each country.
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About the Author
KLAUS HURRELMANN is Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Director of the Research Center for Prevention and Intervention, and Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. He has won several Senior Science awards from the German Research Association, and his numerous publications include the International Handbook of Adolescence (Greenwood, 1994).
ULRICH LAASER is Professor of Social Medicine and Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. He is also Director of the Institute of Population Research and Social Policy in Bielefeld. From 1993 to 1995 he was President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region.
Table of Contents
Public HealthTheory, Training, and Research
Theory and Training in Public Health by Klaus Hurrelmann, Ulrich Laaser, and Jacques Bury
Organizational Status of Basic and Applied Research in Public Health by Roger Detels, Walter W. Holland, and Heizo Tanaka
Australia by G. Dennis Calvert
Brazil by José Carvalho de Noronha and Eduardo Levcovitz
Canada by Robert A. Spasoff
China by Keyou Ge and Xudong Yang
France by D. Philippe Duprat
Germany by Jürgen von Troschke, Axel Hoffmann-Markwald, and Ulrich Stößel
Israel by Eitan F. Sabatello, David Chinitz, Palti Hava, and Leon Epstein
Italy by Franco Cavallo and Giovanni Renga
Japan by Atsuaki Gunji
Korea by Yong-Wook Lee and Jong-Gyu Kim
Malaysia by Siti Norazah Zulkifli, Wah-Yun Low, and Khairuddin Yusof
Mexico by Grac=iela Freyermuth Enc=iso and Jaime Page Pliego
Philippines by Teodora V. Tiglao and Jane C. Baltazar
Poland by Witold Zato'nski and Monika Przetakiewicz-Koziej
Russia by Valery E. Tchernjavsky
South Africa by Carel B. Ijsselmuiden
Tanzania by Cyril Pervilhac, Martin Alilio, and Peter Kilima
Thailand by Somjit Supannatas
United Kingdom by Christopher Birt
United States by Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Lester Breslow, and E. Richard Brown
Addresses of Public Health Organizations