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Improving the Health of Populations

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter challenges the reader to write his or her own chapter by picking a specific population and produce a plan based on demographic situation, significant health problems, determinants of ... More


Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the United Kingdom

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most governments seek to restrict the number of people seeking protection by reducing social benefits, detaining asylum seekers, and applying a narrow legal interpretation of who can qualify as a ... More


War and Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book has two main purposes. The first is to provide a systemic survey of information on the direct and indirect consequences of war on public health and the roles that health professionals and ... More


The Impact of War on Women

Mary-Wynne Ashford

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the factors that make women vulnerable during war and examines the impact of war on women. It describes what can be done to limit or end the vulnerability of women due to war.


Displaced Persons and War

Michael J. Toole

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the impact of war on refugees and internally displaced persons. It discusses mortality rates, risk of groups, causes of deaths, and nutritional deficiencies among refugees and ... More


The Iraq War

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes in depth the direct health consequences of the Iraq War as well as adverse effects on health services, damage to the infrastructure that supports health, refugees and ... More


The Vietnam War

Myron Allukian Jr. and Paul L. Atwood

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes in depth the public health consequences of the Vietnam War, including both the immediate and long-term effects of that war. It discusses the immediate and long-term effects of ... More


The Roles of Humanitarian Assistance Organizations

Ronald J. Waldman

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the roles of humanitarian assistance organizations during war and the aftermath of war. It describes specific examples of the ways in which humanitarian assistance ... More


The Roles of Health Professionals in Postconflict Situations

Susannah Sirkin, Susanna Facci Calì, and Mary Ellen Keough

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the roles of health professionals in postconflict situations.


Global and Local Perspectives on Population Health

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, and Christina Zarowsky

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While much of the research on the impact of social conditions on health has focused on the notion of “determinants of health,” this chapter is grounded on the assumption that neither biological nor ... More


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