9780826515124

Cities And the Health of the Public

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826515124

  • ISBN10:

    0826515126

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-15
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Pr

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Summary

The essays commissioned for this volume analyze the impact of city living on health, focusing primarily on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, the book introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I INTRODUCTION
A Framework for the Study of Urban Health
3(16)
Sandro Galea
Nicholas Freudenberg
David Vlahov
Changing Living Conditions; Changing Health: U.S. Cities since World War II
19(30)
Nicholas Freudenberg
Sandro Galea
David Vlahov
PART II DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN CITIES
The Urban Social Environment and Its Effects on Health
49(12)
Adam Coutts
Ichiro Kawachi
The Urban Physical Environment and Its Effects on Health
61(24)
Susan Klitzman
Thomas D. Matte
Daniel E. Kass
Access to High-Quality Health Care in U.S. Cities: Balancing Community Need and Service System Survival
85(21)
Dennis P. Andrulis
Food, Nutrition, and the Health of Urban Populations
106(23)
Ming-Chin Yeh
David L. Katz
PART III LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHANGING CITIES
Public Health in U.S. Cities: A Historical Perspective
129(14)
David Rosner
Cities, Suburbs, and Urban Sprawl: Their Impact on Health
143(33)
Howard Frumkin
Fifty Ways to Destroy a City: Undermining the Social Foundation of Health
176(18)
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
A Developing World Perspective: Health and Deficiencies in Provision for Water and Sanitation in Urban Areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean
194(15)
Gordon McGranahan
David Satterthwaite
PART IV HEALTH OUTCOMES AND DETERMINANTS
Cities and Infectious Diseases: Controls and Challenges
209(16)
David Vlahov
Emily Gibble
Traumatic Stressors in Urban Settings: Consequences and Implications
225(22)
Kenneth J. Ruggiero
Amy Van Wynsberghe
Tomika Stevens
Dean G. Kilpatrick
Mental Health in the City
247(30)
Sandro Galea
Michaeline Bresnahan
Ezra Susser
PART V NEXT STEPS: RESEARCH AND INTERVENTION
Methodological Considerations in the Study of Urban Health: How Do We Best Assess How Cities Affect Health?
277(17)
Sandro Galea
Amy Schulz
Interventions to Improve Urban Health
294(33)
Nicholas Freudenberg
Creating Healthier Cities: Where Do We Go from Here?
327(18)
David Vlahov
Sandro Galea
Nicholas Freudenberg
Contributors 345(4)
Index 349

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