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Activities of the private sector

Tara Acharya, Amy C. Fuller, George A. Mensah, and Derek Yach

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0104
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Part I of this chapter describes some of the activities that some food and beverage corporations routinely engage in as part of their ‘health and wellness’ strategies. Specific changes in food ... More


Neighborhoods and Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Do places make a difference to people's health and well-being? This book demonstrates how the physical and social characteristics of a neighborhood can shape the health of its residents. Researchers ... More


Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health

W.A. Bogart

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199856206
eISBN:
9780199369621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856206.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book explores the effectiveness of legal interventions aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. The book suggests that the government’s emphasis on encouraging weight loss and preventing excess ... More


Public Health: An action guide to improving health

John Walley and John Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Many of the health problems in the developing world can be tackled or prevented through public health measures such as essential health care, improved living conditions, water, sanitation, nutrition, ... More


Working toward Better Health and Greater Satisfaction

David A. Shore and Eric D. Kupferberg

in High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.003.0039
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how different purchasers have endeavored to hold down health-related expenses while purchasing health care access for their beneficiaries. It presents a case vignette about a ... More


Events and the lucratively sensible city

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

With sports now being cast as a solution to a range of social, economic, health and urban-related ills, this chapter explores the role played by mass participation running events (MPREs) in achieving ... More


Community health and wellbeing: Action research on health inequalities

Steve Cropper, Alison Porter, and Gareth Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348180
eISBN:
9781447301936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Improving health in populations in which it is poor is a complex process. This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is not enough ... More


School Reform

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers modern school restructuring and reform. It gives some examples of programs aimed at high-risk students and looks at growing experiences with school restructuring designs. An ... More


“We Are the Loudmouthed HIV-Positive People”: “Siyayinqoba/Beat It!” On South African Television

Rebecca Hodes

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the long-running television show Beat It!—a creation of South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign, and reported to be the first television show produced by the HIV-positive ... More


Improvising Work, Civic Engagement, Retirement

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter documents how individuals and couples are improvising, responding to the challenges, risks, and opportunities of life today, and in so doing helping to define the contours of an evolving ... More


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