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Global Population Health and Well- Being in the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy, and Practice

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Global Population Health and Well- Being in the 21st Century: Toward New Paradigms, Policy, and Practice by George Lueddeke PhD

"This timely book covers the most crucial topics related to global population health in the early 21st century. It is focused, insightful, practical, and capable of making a significant difference in this field. It is grounded in the present and built on the future. This book offers great opportunities for readers to learn, think, or/and practise on how the well-being of the human species can reach a higher level through a population-centered, integrative, and accountable health system."

Qingyue Meng, MD, PhD
Dean of School of Public Health and Peking University China Center for Health Development Studies (CCHDS)
Peking University, China

ìThis is a remarkable, much-needed book that fills a significant gap in the health and social care literature in the early decades of the 21st centuryópublic, global, clinical, ecological. It is powerful, ambitious, comprehensive, and sweeping at the same time that it is visionary, focused, and deep. Its power and passion are about the potential of population health and well-being optimally applied around the globe to help in creating a world that is healthier, safer, more just, and more sustainable.Ã

From the ForewordÖ

óBarbara K. Rimer, DrPH

Alumni Distinguished Professor


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gillings School of Global Public Health

Drawing on current research, the expertise of health professionals in more than 50 countries, and emerging trends in both public and clinical health, this graduate-level textbook delivers an evidence-based examination of global health challenges in population health and well-being. It emphasizes innovative and transformative approaches to public health practice, curricula, and leadership and is framed by the ìfifth waveà of public health, a biopsychosocial model of health and social care. In terms of educational reforms, the publication builds on the findings of the seminal Lancet commission report, Health Professions for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World, and is grounded in the recognition of the complex interdependence of natural, socioeconomic, and political systems at local, national, regional, and global levels.

Following a historical overview of public health, the text examines critical current global and social care challenges ranging from health inequities to our fragile ecosystem to war-inflicted violence to the need for financial rebalancing. It addresses such unprecedented health risks as obesity and emerging infectious diseases resulting from modern lifestyles. The text traces contemporary approaches to public health issues, including the requirements for a transition from a ìsicknessà to a ìwellnessà culture. Key components and rationales for this paradigm shift are identified, including core competencies for health promotion, strengthening collaborations among primary care and public health professionals, future trends in education, strengthening the role of nongovernmental organizations, and more. Insights and practical strategies from multiple countries throughout the globe, along with plentiful case studies, are featured throughout. The bookís Epilogue, ìGlobal Health, Governance, and Education,à concludes by disseminating the thinking of global leaders in public and clinical health with a view to shaping public health and well-being in the early decades of the 21st century.

Key Features:

  • Advocates a biopsychosocial model of health and social care
  • Addresses critical global health challenges, drawing on major initiatives or programs of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and many others
  • Promotes innovative and transformative paradigms for global public health practice, curricula, workforce training,

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    Ebook Details
    Pages: 376
    Size: 7.7 MB
    Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    Date published:   2015
    ISBN: 9780826127686 (DRM-EPUB)
    2370007159703 (DRM-PDF)

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