Public Health for an Aging Society

ISBN-10: 1421404354
ISBN-13: 9781421404356
Edition: 2012
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Description: Public Health and Aging was published to critical acclaim almost fifteen years ago. Much has changed in public health since then. Thomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, and Robert H. Binstock now offer a completely new and updated overview of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Public Health and Aging was published to critical acclaim almost fifteen years ago. Much has changed in public health since then. Thomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, and Robert H. Binstock now offer a completely new and updated overview of the field in Public Health for an Aging Society.This comprehensive survey discusses research, policy, and practice; managing and preventing diseases; promoting mental and physical health; and maintaining quality of life for an aging society.The fields of public health and aging have grown increasingly complex. Given the interdependency of issues posed by an aging society, the editors to this volume expand the traditional scope and treatments of public health and aging by adopting a socio-ecological perspective that incorporates individual, family, community, societal, and environmental concerns. Chapters address the most critical public health issues facing an aging society, including Medicare and family caregiving, and introduce many new and emerging concepts, such as emergency preparedness, technology in aging, translational research, genomics, and environmental influences on health and health practices.The emergence of an aging society in the United States has far-reaching consequences for every generation. This book provides the latest information and future directions for the public health of this growing population. Students and practitioners will find Public Health for an Aging Society an invaluable resource both in the workplace and the classroom.

Robert H. Binstock has been Professor of Aging, Health, and Society at Case Western Reserve University since 1985, following two decades at Brandeis University. A former President of the Gerontological society of America (1975-1976), he has served as director of a White House Task Force on Older Americans (1967-1968) and as chairman and member of a number of advisory panels to the United States government, state and local governments, and foundations. He is presently Chairman of the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Professor Binstock is the author of more than 150 articles on the politics and policies affecting aging, and his 19 books include the three previous editions of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, The Future of Long-Term Care: Social and Policy Issues (1996, and Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices (1992). Among the honors he has received for contributions to geronotology and the well-being of older persons are the Kent and the Brookdale Awards from the Gerontological Society of America, the Key Award from the American Public Health Association, the American Society on Aging Award, and the Arthur S. Flemming Award from the national Association of State Units on Aging.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Fundamentals
Contemporary Perspectives on Public Health
What Are the Roles of Public Health in an Aging Society?
Financing and Organizing Health and Long-Term Care Services for Older Populations
Assessing the Health and Quality of Life of Older Populations: Concepts, Resources, and Systems
Social and Behavioral Factors
Social Determinants of Health Inequities and Health Care in Old Age
Disability and Functional Status
Behavioral Risk Factors and Evidence-Based Interventions
Societal Applications
Translation: Dissemination and Implementation Issues
Family Caregiving of Older Adults
Social Engagement and a Healthy Aging Society
Public Health Policy Successes
Public Health Infrastructure for an Aging Society
Technology and Aging
Public Health Workforce: Preparing for an Aging Society
Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Emerging Issues
Planned and Built Environments in Public Health
Genomics and Aging
Global Perspectives on Public Health and Aging
Resource Allocation in an Aging U.S. Society
Index

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