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Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Scholars and governments recognise the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the ... More


The policy arena

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a comprehensive framework to understand the alcohol policymaking process and how it can serve the interests of public health and social welfare. It describes the major players ... More


Introduction: Relating Disease to Exposure

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The goal of environmental health is the prevention of disease through identification and elimination of environmental hazards or the reduction of exposures. This chapter argues that although exposure ... More


Disease Process Models

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows how we can use basic descriptive information about the time course of observed biological responses and reasonable estimates of the time profile of tissue concentrations to develop ... More


Epidemiologic Evaluation of Environmental Hazards

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of determinants of disease in populations, and environmental epidemiology generally concerns the identification of health risks from synthetic chemicals or other exposures ... More


Uncertainty in Measuring Risk

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews several important sources of uncertainty in epidemiologic studies and summarizes approaches to managing these uncertainties. It identifies five different sources of uncertainty ... More


Modeling Proportional Disease Processes

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the key elements of proportional disease processes. Topics covered include modeling proportionality of response, reversible proportional disease processes, and irreversible ... More


Modeling Discrete Disease Processes

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the modeling of discrete disease processes. Topics covered include reversible discrete disease processes, reversible discrete responses, irreversible discrete disease ... More


Reversible Discrete Disease Processes: Asthma and Indoor Air, Dermatitis and Metalworking Fluids

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter illustrates the application of the disease process model approach to discrete reversible disease processes. The process model approach is applied in five steps: (1) identifying and ... More


Where Do We Go From Here?

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The previous chapters laid out a systematic approach for constructing disease process models and their related dose metrics, which can advance the integration of exposure assessment and epidemiology. ... More


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