Public Health Yearbook 2014

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
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: Health and Human Development
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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In this Public Health Yearbook 2014 we will touch upon several public health topics like Bedouin health, obesity in the Caribbean region, health in rural India, smoking in Atlanta, quality of life in persons with intellectual disability and trying to understand substance abuse. We all long for a life of purpose and fulfillment and striving for high quality of life for us and those we care for is a powerful motivator. Many busy people dream of lazing by a pool fanned by a soft summer breeze, but this does not last, because a short time of rest and replenishment is quickly replaced by boredom and a sense of purposelessness.

Quality of life is much deeper than material comfort. Sadly in our world today, many people live lives lacking in meaning and value: the unemployed, the underemployed, those with disabilities who would like to contribute to society but are deprived the opportunity. Their quality of life is not what it could be. In this book you will find many chapters that discuss the many aspects of quality of life in persons with intellectual disability within a social context and we also discuss how we need to prevent drug addiction in our youth and establish prevention programs to decrease the devastating toll it has and will take on billions of human beings in this century and beyond. We must be concerned about drug addiction and its effect on our youth including their alarming use of nonmedical analgesics. It is important to study youth in their communities and thus support more community-based research protocols. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)



Chapter 1
Infant Mortality in Bedouin Arabs in the Negev
Eric J Haas, Natalya Bilenko, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, Larissa Dukhan and Michael Gdalevich

Chapter 2
Pediatricians' Perspective on the Challenges of Care for Bedouin Children in Southern Israel
Jacob Urkin, Foad Elsana, Khalil Elbedour and Hana Shalev

Chapter 3
Genetic Predisposition: A Principle based Concept Analysis
Dru Riddle

Chapter 4
Indigenous Populations and Suicide Prevention
Said Shahtahmasebi

Chapter 5
The Overlapping and the Correlation between D-dimer and C-reactive Protein in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Pulmonary Embolism
Desa Nastasijeviæ-Borovac, Tatjana Radjenoviæ Petkoviæ, Tatjana Pejèiæ and Ivana Stankoviæ

Chapter 6
Fuelling the Obesity Epidemic with the Consumption of Refined Sugars in Adolescents: A Regional Analysis among Three Caribbean Islands Trinidad, Bahamas and Barbados
Kameel Mungrue, Kimberley Taylor, Rhea Solomon, Deangria Carey, Rogers Moeng and Shirrell Lewis

Chapter 7
Differential in Healthcare Seeking Behavior of Mothers for Themselves versus their Children in Rural India: Results of a Cross Sectional Survey
Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Ajay G Phatak, Rajendra G Desai, Jeneczka Roman, Somashekhar M Nimbalkar and Eileen B O'Keefe

Chapter 8
Using Social Learning Theory to Understand Smoking Behavior among the Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender and Queer Community in Atlanta, Georgia
Lawrence O Bryant, Lisa R Merriweather and Lorenzo Bowman

Chapter 9
Use of Health Services and Metabolic Control among Bedouin and Jewish Children with Type I Diabetes
Alon Haim, Jacob Urkin, Neta Loewenthal, Tzila Chechik, Yigal Plakht and Eli Hershkovitz

Chapter 10
Reduction in the prevalence of anemia in Bedouin Infant, aged 9-18 Months, in Southern Israel
Hana Shalev and Jacob Urkin


Chapter 11
Emerging Quality of Life in the Wider World
Roy I Brown and Rhonda Muriel Faragher

Chapter 12
Quality of Life as a Change Agent
Robert L Schalock and Miguel Angel Verdugo

Chapter 13
Applying the Principles of Quality of Life to Education
Rhonda Faragher, Carolyn Broadbent, Roy I Brown and Jill Burgess

Chapter 14
Enhancing Quality of Life: Teaching Children who Display Challenging Behaviors to Succeed
Jill Burgess

Chapter 15
''Fail at Maths and you Fail at Life'': Learned Barriers to Equal Opportunities
Sue A Wilson

Chapter 16
Family Quality of Life in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Support-Based Framework
Nina I Zuna, Ivan Brown and Roy I Brown

Chapter 17
Quality of Life, Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Maltreatment
Ivan Brown and Ann Fudge Schormans

Chapter 18
Children in Families with Complex Needs
Morag McArthur and Rhonda Faragher


Chapter 19
Understanding Substance use Disorders
Ahsan Nazeer and Michael R Liepman

Chapter 20
Genetics and Substance Abuse Disorders
Helga V Toriello

Chapter 21
Substance Abuse Disorders and Diagnostic Considerations
Helen D Pratt and Sherry Pancost

Chapter 22
Novel Drugs of Abuse
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 23
Societal Burden of Substance Abuse
Jonathan P Caulkins, Anna Kasunic and Michael AC Lee

Chapter 24
Understanding Drug Legalization
Jonathan P Caulkins, Anna Kasunic, Mark Kleiman10 and Michael AC Lee


Chapter 25
Enhancing the Quality of Life of Marginalized Populations through Employment
Rosemary M Lysaght and Virginie Cobigo

Chapter 26
The Inclusive City through the Lens of Quality of Life
Alice Schippers and Lieke van Heumen

Chapter 27
The Cascading Transition Model: Easing the Challenges of Transition Experienced by Individuals with Autism and their Support Staff
Nehama T Baum and Meaghan Edwards

Chapter 28
Vision Impairment and Quality of Life
Paul M Ajuwon and Ruth Bieber

Chapter 29
Health Related Quality of Life
Margaret R Kyrkou

Chapter 30
Quality of Life and Older-Aged Adults
Nancy S Jokinen

Chapter 31
Incorporating the Concept of Quality of Life in Individual Support Plans
Nuta Yisrael Shurack and Cynthia Roling

Chapter 32
Quality of Life: Four Under-Considered Intersections
H Rutherford Turnbull III

Chapter 33
Inclusion and Quality of Life: Are We There Yet?
Trevor R Parmenter


Chapter 34
About the Editor

Chapter 35
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



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