Public Health and Harm Reduction: Principles, Perceptions and Programs

Meredith B. Morris (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000



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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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Public health is a part of the health system whose researchers’ have tried to maintain its relevance over the years amidst unstable global conditions. Maintaining its tripartite objective of promoting health, preventing diseases and prolonging life is a major hurdle especially as these functions have to depend on the combined efforts of society. This book focuses on principles, perceptions and programs of public health. Some of the topics discussed in this book include school shootings; waste management and public health; and tobacco use. (Imprint: Nova)


Preventing School Shootings: A Public Health Approach to Gun–Related Homicide and Murder–Suicide in Schools
(David N. Miller, University at Albany, State University of New York, NY, USA and Kristin D. Sawka-Miller, Siena College, Loudonville, NY, USA)

Enlarging the Social Definition of Harm to Include Genetics
(Stephen M. Modell, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Toby Citrin, Department of Health Management and Policy, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
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Endocrine Disruptors, Obesity and Public Health: Perspectives on Harm Reduction
(Minelli Salles Alves Fernandes, Melvy Marin Rivero, Marcela Miranda Salles, Denise Rosso Tenório Wanderley Rocha, and Alberto Krayyem Arbex, Endocrinology Department. Medical Institute for Teaching and Research—IPEMED Brazil, and others)

Tobacco Public Health and Harm Reduction: Principles, Perceptions and Programs
(Marcia Erazo, Maria Paz Bertoglia, Juan Guillermo Gormaz, Matías Libuy and Carla Bertossi, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile, and others)

Smoking-related Disengagement Beliefs among Smoking Asthma Patients
(Efrat Neter, Gal Gida and Ella Eliya, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel)

Public Health and Waste Management: Promoting Harm Reduction through Concerted Efforts
(Vitalis Chukwuemeka Echebiri, Department of Chemical Pathology, National Hospital Abuja, Garki, Abuja)

Harm Reduction for People who use drugs through Point of Care CD4/ VL Testing in Kenya
(Paul Macharia, Eva Muluve, Keller Wafula, Helgar Musyoki, Kennedy Kinyua, Ministry of Health, National AIDS & STIs Control Programme, Nairobi, Kenya)

Medication Assisted Therapy Integrating Mobile Phone Technologies
(Paul Macharia, Eva Muluve, Helgar Musyoki, Ministry of Health, National AIDS & STIs Control Programme, Nairobi, Kenya)


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