Medicine » Public Health

Public Health - Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues

Edited by Jay Maddock , ISBN 978-953-51-0641-8, 432 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 30, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2678

Public health can be thought of as a series of complex systems. Many things that individual living in high income countries take for granted like the control of infectious disease, clean, potable water, low infant mortality rates require a high functioning systems comprised of numerous actors, locations and interactions to work. Many people only notice public health when that system fails. This book explores several systems in public health including aspects of the food system, health care system and emerging issues including waste minimization in nanosilver. Several chapters address global health concerns including non-communicable disease prevention, poverty and health-longevity medicine. The book also presents several novel methodologies for better modeling and assessment of essential public health issues.