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A Health Capability Account of Equal Access

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter evaluates health care's impact on individuals' health capability and addresses what equal access, quality and a right to health and health care mean for health system development. Along ... More


Justice, Capability, and Health Policy

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides a workable operationalization of health capabilities, and seeks a shared standard of health based on the demands of social justice and the right to health in terms of health ... More


Health and Social Justice

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Envision a society in which all people have the ability to achieve the central health capabilities of avoiding premature death and escapable morbidity, and where everyone has comprehensive health ... More


Ethics in Public Health Surveillance

Charles M. Heilig and Patricia Sweeney

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reflects on the ethical norms for public health surveillance. It presents pragmatic guidelines for ethical considerations in public health surveillance. The overall moral foundation set ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The introduction summarizes the theoretical foundations of the health capability paradigm and distinguishes it from prevailing frameworks, which represent clear deficiencies in thinking and action ... More


Improving Canada’s response to public health challenges: the creation of a new public health agency

Sylvie Stachenko, Barbara Legowski, and Robert Geneau

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter highlights the historical context and current challenges of public health in Canada. It describes recent key institutional developments involving the new Public Health Agency of Canada ... More


Health Statistics from Nonhealth Sources

Walter Phillip Bailey, Amy Brock Martin, Elizabeth H. Corley, Daniel J. Friedman, and R. Gibson Parrish II

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Traditional health statistics provide a baseline of information that helps characterize the health of a population or population subgroup. Where health statistics often fall short is in their ability ... More


Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, And Services

Alonzo Plough

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses promoting social justice through public health policies, programs, and services. It describes public health agencies and social justice and the roles that they can play in ... More


Radiation in London: Managing Risk Communication in the Litvinenko Affair

Pat Troop and Anton Dittner

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses risk communication during the incident involving Alexander Litvinenko, who died on 23 November 2006 from a massive dose of Polonium-210 (Po-210). The primary responsibility for ... More


Integrating Genetics into Public Health Policy and Practice

Ellen Wright Clayton and Mark A. Rothstein

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the complex patchwork of federal and state laws applicable to the evolving relation between genetics and public health practice. It focuses on two major genetics-associated ... More


The Structure, Financing, and Processes of Federally Mandated Comparative Effectiveness Research and Why They Matter

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Throughout the legislative odyssey of federal policy on comparative effectiveness research from 2002 to 2008, the specifics of the policy took many different forms. While opponents to ... More


Four Changes for specialists I: Setting up a multidisciplinary public health senior appointments process

Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

in Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447300335
eISBN:
9781447311690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sets out the changes following New Labour government policy to create non-medical specialists in public health with equivalent status to consultants in public health including ... More


Institutional Build-up of EU Health Actors

Anniek de Ruijter

in EU Health Law & Policy: The Expansion of EU Power in Public Health and Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198788096
eISBN:
9780191830075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788096.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The growth of substantive EU public health and individual health policy and law is matched by a historic build-up of EU institutional actors. The institutional expansion has increased the EU’s ... More


Monopolies Don’t Work

Timothy A. Kelly

in Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748121
eISBN:
9780814749104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748121.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that transforming America's mental health service system requires breaking the inherent monopoly of state and federal mental health agencies. The public-sector mental health ... More


Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Practice

Alonzo L. Plough and Priya Gandhi

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the need to make social justice a goal of public health practice. The chapter discusses the roles of public health agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as ... More


The Color of Money: Campaigning for Health in Black and White America

Gregg Mitman

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the work of Otto Neurath, the Austrian sociologist, political economist, and philosopher who was commissioned by the National Tuberculosis Association to develop a visual ... More


Experience across the other UK Countries

Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

in Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447300335
eISBN:
9781447311690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The book focuses principally on changes since 2000 affecting the public health workforce in England. To balance this, this chapter describes briefly the different systems for employing the public ... More


The research study

Nicky Stanley, Bridget Penhale, Denise Riordan, Rosaline S. Barbour, and Sue Holden

in Child protection and mental health services: Interprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344274
eISBN:
9781447301707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines the methodology used for the research and reports on the pilot study completed in 1997. Funding for the project came from a number of sources, including the University of Hull, ... More


Who Pays?

Sherry N. Mong

in Taking Care of Our Own: When Family Caregivers Do Medical Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751448
eISBN:
9781501751479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751448.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter talks about the different medical care programs available in the United States. Medicare and Medicaid were both created in 1965 and are administered by the U.S. Department of Health and ... More


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