Public Health: An Ecological Framework for Child Environmental Health Interventions

I. Leslie Rubin, M.D. (Editor)
Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine and President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability, Atlanta, GA, USA

Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The “Break the Cycle” program has been an annual academic event since 2005, recruiting students from many different disciplines and departments at different universities across the United States and the world, to break the cycle of environmental health disparities. The chapters in this book range from descriptive narratives to analyses and intervention studies. They cover everything from considerating prenatal vulnerabilities of the fetus, to the outcomes of premature newborn infants through personal, family, community and social perspectives, to grandparents who are taking care of their grandchildren with disabilities; they look at health, nutrition, education and community responsibility. Most importantly, these chapters inform the reader about children’s environmental health disparities, and provide solutions to reduce and eliminate these health disparities.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities: An Ecological Framework
I. Leslie Rubin, Robert J. Geller, Kurt Martinuzz, Maeve Howett, Benjamin A. Gitterman, Laura Wells, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D. Coles, and Joav Merrick (Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Section One: Community Engagement and Involvement

Chapter 2. Community Engagement
I. Leslie Rubin, Courtney G. Flint, Melanie A. Pearson, Veda Johnson, and Carol J. Rowland Hogue (Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 3. Mommy: A Maternal Health Surveillance System
Julia C.A. Chaves, Enrique Cifuentes and Alessandra A. Macedo (Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Disparities in Access to Early Intervention Services for Extremely Preterm Infants by Family Income
Marie L. Fefferman, Bree L. Andrews and Michael E. Msall (Sections of Neonatology, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Comer Children’s Hospital, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 5. An Ecological Model of Health Care Access Disparities for Children
Xiaoxin Kuang, Kiana R. Johnson, Karen Schetzina, Claudia Kozinetz, and David L. Wood (Department of Pediatrics, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 6. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities
Kelly Brown, Victoria Churchill, Elham Laghaie, Fatima Ali, Shaaz Fareed, and Lilly Immergluck (Morehouse School of Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America)

Chapter 7. Addressing Social Determinants of Health at a Federally Qualified Health Center
Caroline Hensley, Avinash Joseph, Shivam Shah, Christy O’Dea, and Kelley Carameli (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America)

Chapter 8. Health Vulnerabilities of Utah’s Immigrant Children
Grant Holyoak, Morgann Holyoak and Courtney G Flint (Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, Utah State University, Utah, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 9. Parents’ and Teachers’ Beliefs about School Readiness
Ellen Litkowski and Ann Cale Kruger (Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America)

Chapter 10. "I Was Scared over There": Family Well-Being after Relocation from a Distressed Public Housing Development
Kirstin Frescoln, Mai Thi Nguyen, William Rohe, and Michael Webb (Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America)

Chapter 11. Learn, Eat, Grow: The Healthy Living Initiative
Maya Bornstein (Sociology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America)

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 12. About the Editors

Chapter 13. About the Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability

Chapter 14. About the Southeast PEHSU, Emory University

Chapter 15. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 16. About the Book Series “Public health: Practices, Methods and Policies” at Nova Science

Section Three: Index


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