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This powerful resource identifies wide-scale health challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing planet--including key concerns in nutrition, health status, health care, and safety--and strategies toward possible solutions. Theoretical and empirical analysis focuses on maximizing the benefits of urban living and minimizing negative outcomes across areas for improvement (health education, maternal and child health) and threats to well-being (noise pollution, drug counterfeiting). For each challenge, contributors discuss implications for health, specific practices that fuel them, and emerging ideas for solving them efficiently and effectively. Not only are these issues of immediate salience, they will become dangerously urgent in years to come.

 Included in the coverage:

  • Food fortification and other innovations to address child malnutrition.
  • Anti-trafficking innovations, urbanization, and global health.
  • Innovations to address global climate change in cities.
  • Innovations in disaster preparedness: implications for urbanization and health.
  • Medical diagnostic innovations in urban developing settings.
  • The case for comprehensive, integrated, and standardized measures of health in cities.

 Recent studies suggest that urban areas will be a large majority in both the developing and developed worlds. Innovations to Address Urbanization & Global Health is a proactive idea book to be read by undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in public and urban health.

 


Feature:

Collection of case studies that represents important and timely urban health topics, including natural disaster, obesity, urban planning, migration, environmental pollution

Analysis of some very current topics, including: the earthquake in Haiti, immigration to Los Angeles from Mexico, effects of environmental pollution


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This powerful resource identifies wide-scale health challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing planet--including key concerns in nutrition, health status, health care, and safety--and strategies toward possible solutions. Theoretical and empirical analysis focuses on maximizing the benefits of urban living and minimizing negative outcomes across areas for improvement (health education, maternal and child health) and threats to well-being (noise pollution, drug counterfeiting). For each challenge, contributors discuss implications for health, specific practices that fuel them, and emerging ideas for solving them efficiently and effectively. Not only are these issues of immediate salience, they will become dangerously urgent in years to come.

 Included in the coverage:

  • Food fortification and other innovations to address child malnutrition.
  • Anti-trafficking innovations, urbanization, and global health.
  • Innovations to address global climate change in cities.
  • Innovations in disaster preparedness: implications for urbanization and health.
  • Medical diagnostic innovations in urban developing settings.
  • The case for comprehensive, integrated, and standardized measures of health in cities.

 Recent studies suggest that urban areas will be a large majority in both the developing and developed worlds. Innovating for Healthy Urbanization is a proactive idea book to be read by undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in public and urban health.

 


Contents:

Section I:  Innovations to Address Specific Populations and Health.- Maternal Health Innovations, Urbanization and Health.- Child Health Innovations, Urbanization and Health.- Food Fortification and other Innovations to Address Childhood Malnutrition, in context of Urbanization and Health.- Section II:  Innovations to Address Specific Urbanization-Related Threats to Health.- Anti-Trafficking Innovations, Urbanization and Global Health.- Urban Security, Innovations and Global health.- Innovations in Disaster Preparedness: Implications for Urbanization and Health.- Anti-Drug Counterfeiting Innovations, Urbanization, and Global Health.-  Addressing Community Noise: Implications for Urbanization and Health.- Innovations to Address Global Climate Change in Cities.- Injury, Innovations, and Urban Health.- Section III:  Frameworks, Cases and Tools to Address Urbanization and Health through Innovation.- Millenium Cities Initiative: An Example of Innovations in Urbanization and Health.- Medical Diagnostic Innovations in Urban Developing Settings.- Innovations in Global Health Education: implications for urban global health.- The Case for Comprehensive, Integrated and Standardized Measures of Health in Cities.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781489975973
Publisher: Springer (Springer US)
Publication date: July, 2015
Pages: 250

Subcategories: General Issues, Public Health