Cities and the Health of the Public

ISBN-10: 0826515126
ISBN-13: 9780826515124
Edition: 2006
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Fran H. Norris, PhD, a community/social psychologist, is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, where she is affiliated with the National Center for PTSD and with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism, headed by the University of Maryland. She has published extensively on the psychosocial consequences of disasters. nbsp; Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on the social and economic production of health, particularly mental health and behavior in urban settings, and he has an abiding interest in the social and health consequences of collectively experienced traumatic events. nbsp; Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. He has worked with patients with PTSD for more than 30 years and has written or edited 180 books, monographs, chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. nbsp; Patricia J. Watson, PhD, is an educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She collaborates with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and subject-matter experts to create publications for public and mental health interventions following large-scale terrorism, disaster, and pandemic flu.

Preface
Introduction
A Framework for the Study of Urban Health
Changing Living Conditions; Changing Health: U.S. Cities since World War II
Determinants of Health in Cities
The Urban Social Environment and Its Effects on Health
The Urban Physical Environment and Its Effects on Health
Access to High-Quality Health Care in U.S. Cities: Balancing Community Need and Service System Survival
Food, Nutrition, and the Health of Urban Populations
Local and Global Perspectives on Changing Cities
Public Health in U.S. Cities: A Historical Perspective
Cities, Suburbs, and Urban Sprawl: Their Impact on Health
Fifty Ways to Destroy a City: Undermining the Social Foundation of Health
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
Health Outcomes and Determinants
Cities and Infectious Diseases: Controls and Challenges
Traumatic Stressors in Urban Settings: Consequences and Implications
Mental Health in the City
Next Steps: Research and Intervention
Methodological Considerations in the Study of Urban Health: How Do We Best Assess How Cities Affect Health?
Interventions to Improve Urban Health
Creating Healthier Cities: Where Do We Go from Here?
Contributors
Index

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