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Clustering of Disadvantage and Empirical Research

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The previous chapters demonstrated that the issue of identifying the least advantaged reduces to the question of whether clustering of disadvantage can be identified among the ‘high-weight ... More


Social Epidemiologic Alternatives: Sociopolitical and Psychosocial Frameworks

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 6 traces the historical development and explicates the key constructs of the major theoretical alternatives to biomedical and lifestyle approaches: the sociopolitical and psychosocial ... 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


Policy change and the social determinants of health

Toba Bryant

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health inequalities are directly related to how governments develop and implement public policy. Much of the academic literature and public policy institutes recommend that governments implement ... More


Reflections on Global Monitoring of Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

Ritu Sadana

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter reflects on the policy discourses and recommendations on ways to enhance global monitoring of social determinants of health and health equity, around the time of the Commission on Social ... More


Reflections on the UK’s legacy of health inequalities research and policy from a North American perspective

Dennis Raphael and Toba Bryant

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reflects on the insights UK research and policy experiences have offered those working to address health inequalities in Canada and the USA. Written by leading Canadian experts on the ... More


Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health

Robert S. Lawrence

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/9780190914653.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores how to promote social justice through education programs for students in schools of public health, medical school departments of community and preventive medicine, and ... More


Justice, Care, and Health Care

Daniel Engster

in Justice, Care, and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198719564
eISBN:
9780191788659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719564.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Health care has traditionally been justified in terms of its contribution to good health, but recent developments (research into the social determinants of health, population aging, and cost ... More


Justice, Evidence, and Interdisciplinary Health Inequalities Research

Nicholas B. King

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the interplay between normative judgments and empirical research. Using a case study of recent work on the social determinants of health, the author argues that three domains ... More


Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People

Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell

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/9780190914653.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses health inequalities and focuses on social determinants of health. Inequalities in health relate fundamentally to inequalities in society. Overall health and inequalities in ... More


Introduction Holism against Reductionism

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Introduction sets out the major themes of the book. These include medicine’s role in the moral and cultural agendas of contemporary society, challenges to the biomedical model represented by new ... More


Digitized Health Promotion: Risk and Personal Responsibility for Health and Illness in the Web 2.0 Era

Deborah Lupton

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the use of digital health technologies in health promotion endeavors. This “digitized health promotion” is the latest stage in the trajectory of health promotion ideology and ... More


Conclusion: Religion’s Role as a Social Determinant of Twenty-First-Century Health: Perspectives from the Disciplines

Paul Root Wolpe, Walter Burnett, and Ellen Idler

in Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199362202
eISBN:
9780199389872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362202.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter frames religion’s role as a social determinant of health with perspectives from ethics and policy. The chapter first argues that the mission of public health is to conduct ... More


Mauli Ola: Pathways to Optimal Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Health

Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

Winona K. Mesiona Lee and Mele A. Look (eds)

in Ho'i Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872731
eISBN:
9780824875718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872731.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This essay explores the social and cultural determinants of Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) health and the pathways to Mauli Ola (optimal health and wellbeing). Future opportunities for enhancing ... More


Religion, health care, and Africa

Robert B. Lloyd, Melissa Haussman, and Patrick James

in Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447337874
eISBN:
9781447336280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337874.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

It is estimated that populations in Africa are afflicted with 24% of the global load of disease with only 13% of the population. This chapter provides theoretical suggestions for studying why this is ... More


The accidental logic of health policy in Australia

Fran Baum and Judith Dwyer

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that contemporary health policy in Australia is shaped by its response to three fundamental challenges: how to maximise health outcomes; how to ensure equity in access to health ... More


Fair Society Healthy Lives

Michael Marmot

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Inequalities in health refer to the systematic differences in health among social groups. In rich countries, and increasingly in low and middle income countries, health follows a social gradient ... More


Addressing health inequalities: building on Peter Townsend’s legacy

Margaret Whitehead

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers health inequalities, an area in which Peter used his science and his art to press for more effective action. It notes that far from allowing the Conservative government at the ... More


Introduction: social work’s contribution to tackling lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities

Julie Fish and Kate Karban

in Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives in social work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447309673
eISBN:
9781447313526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Social work is explicitly committed to health as a fundamental human right and a matter of social justice. Mitigating the impact of social disadvantage is a core concern of social work around the ... More


Social Forces and Their Impact on Health

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the social determinants of health. The phrase—the social determinants of health—is used to describe the factors and forces in society that cause ill health and premature ... More


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