Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion

Editors: McQueen, David V. (Ed.)

  • A comprehensive book that represents the breadth of present day work in the area of chronic disease control
  • Goes beyond a single risk factor for chronic disease or single diseases, and instead takes on the full complexity of chronic disease and health promotion efforts globally
  • Critically analyzes current approaches for addressing the challenges of NCDs in different social, economic, and political contexts
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Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion

David V. McQueen, editor

 A scan of health challenges around the globe readily brings to mind a range of infectious illnesses, from HIV to influenza. Yet chronic non-contagious conditions--heart disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer--are more prevalent, and their rates soaring, across the developed and developing worlds.

 The Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion is an important resource for understanding and approaching chronic illnesses and their prevention. This timely text balances theory and strategies to provide an integrative context for health-affecting behaviors regarding tobacco use, food choices, and physical activity. Coverage expands on current medical/clinical public health perspectives, arguing that closer attention to social context is crucial to better use of health resources and more relevant preventive efforts. Possible roles for hospitals, the workplace, government agencies, NGOs, and other institutions are analyzed, as is the potential for addressing larger underlying health factors (e.g., inequities and poverty) at the societal level. Topics covered include:

  • The nature of causality: beyond traditional evidence
  • Learning from the social sciences in chronic disease health promotion
  • Contextual factors in health and illness
  • Understanding and applying a social determinants of health framework for addressing NCDs
  • Public health, NCDs, health promotion and business partnering
  • NCDs and civil society: a history and a roadmap

As the authors of the Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion make abundantly clear, opportunities are as numerous as the issues, and researchers and graduate students in global public health, health promotion, and chronic disease epidemiology will find these chapters positive and realistic.p>

About the authors

David V. McQueen is a global consultant in health promotion, based in Atlanta, GA, USA. and retired from 20 years at the CDC in Atlanta where he served government as Chief of the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS), Director of the Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH) and as Associate Director for Global Health Promotion.  He has held Professorships on the faculties of the University of Edinburgh, where he directed the Research Unit in Health and Behavioral Change, 1983-1992, and The Johns Hopkins University, SHPH, 1972-1983. He also brings rich NGO experience as a globally elected Board Member of the International Union of  Health Promotion and Education as well as serving for 8 years at the Vice President for Science and 4 years as President; he is currently the Immediate past President of IUHPE. He has served on numerous consultancies and committees with the World Bank, WHO, the Canadian Government, as well as other public and private agencies.  He brings editorial experience as a member, present and past, of several editorial boards. He is widely published in academic journals and the author/editor of several books. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University in Atlanta.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • High-Risk Versus Population Prevention Strategies for NCDs: Geoffrey Rose Revisited in the Twenty-First Century

    Frank, John (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Current and Future Theoretical Foundations for NCDs and Health Promotion

    Abel, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • The Nature of Causality: Beyond Traditional Evidence

    McQueen, David V.

    Pages 37-49

  • Surveillance for NCDs and Health Promotion: An Issue of Theory and Method

    Campostrini, Stefano

    Pages 51-70

  • Learning from the Social Sciences in Chronic Diseases Health Promotion: Structure, Agency and Distributive Justice

    Frohlich, Katherine L.

    Pages 73-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion
Editors
  • David V. McQueen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7594-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7594-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7593-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6626-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 481
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
Topics