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Ecosystems and Human Health

A Critical Approach to Ecohealth Research and Practice

Authors: Dakubo, Crescentia Y.

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  • The first book to draw on post-structuralist political ecology to give the reader an understanding of how people-environment relations and health outcomes are shaped by the interplay of power, culture, globalization, and socio-political forces.
  • Applies the participatory action research process to the field of ecohealth.
  • Examines the challenges faced by students and researchers in designing and executing an ecohealth project and provides some practical tools.
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Ecosystems and Human Health A Critical Approach to Ecohealth Research and Practice Crescentia Dakubo The magnitude of current epidemics, environmental disasters, and extreme weather events is proving that human health problems require more comprehensive solutions than conventional biomedical approaches can offer. At the intersection of the public and community health, global health, and environmental fields, Ecohealth advocates improved health outcomes through better ecosystems management. But even as the Ecohealth approach gains acceptance, literature on the subject is scarce. Ecosystems and Human Health introduces Ecohealth as an emerging field of study, traces its evolution, and explains its applications in cross-disciplinary and holistic programs. Its integrative approach not only focuses on managing the environment to improve health, but also analyzes underlying social and economic determinants of health to develop innovative, people-centered interventions. This unique text: • Expands on the theoretical systems that underlie Ecohealth. • Examines the relationships between human health and the biophysical, political, cultural, and socioeconomic environments. • Discusses the methodological issues and the participatory action research process associated with Ecohealth. • Provides detailed case studies illustrating the approach in developing and developed areas of the world. • Suggests applications of Ecohealth methods to influence public health policy. • Offers practical tools for readers designing and carrying out Ecohealth projects. • Proposes a critical approach to Ecohealth research and practice. Ecohealth holds vital keys to pressing global concerns, giving Ecosystems and Human Health a particular urgency for researchers, students, policymakers, and community and public health practitioners.

About the authors

Dr. Crescentia Dakubo is a specialist in ecosystems approaches to human health. She is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, West Campus, Thunder Bay,  and an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Exploring the Linkages Between Ecosystems and Human Health

    Pages 3-19

    Dakubo, Crescenti Y., Ph.D

  • Evolution Towards an Ecosystem Approach to Public Health

    Pages 21-36

    Dakubo, Crescenti Y., Ph.D

  • Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health: Key Concepts and Principles

    Pages 37-53

    Dakubo, Crescenti Y., Ph.D

  • Community-Based Participatory Research for Ecohealth

    Pages 57-69

    Dakubo, Crescenti Y., Ph.D

  • The Process of Conducting an Ecohealth Research Project: A Participatory Action Research Approach

    Pages 71-85

    Dakubo, Crescenti Y., Ph.D

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystems and Human Health
Book Subtitle
A Critical Approach to Ecohealth Research and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0206-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0206-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0205-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8163-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 233
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