Global Public HealthEcological Foundations

Global Public HealthEcological Foundations

Franklin White, Lorann Stallones, and John M. Last

Print publication date: Feb 2013

ISBN: 9780199751907

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Amid ongoing shifts world economic and political systems, the promise for future public health is more tenuous than ever. We must query if today's economic systems sustain tomorrow's health, and if future generations will inherit fair access to health and health care. The best hope for the health of future generations is the establishment of a well-grounded, global public health system for today. To that end, Global Public Health: Ecological Foundations addresses both the challenges and cooperative solutions of contemporary public health, all within a framework of social justice, environmental sustainability, and global cooperation. With an emphasis upon ecological foundations, this resource approaches public health principles-history, foundations, topics, and applications-with a community-first perspective. By achieving global reach through cooperative, local interventions, this resource illustrates that through the practice of public health we can also maintain the health of our world.