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Cities and the Health of the Public
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The essays commissioned for this book analyze the impact of city living on health, focusing primarily on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, the book introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations. This book assesses the primary determinants of well-being in cities, including the social and physical environments, diet, and health care and social services. The book includes chapters on the history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal on health, and the challenges facing cities in the developing world. It also examines conditions such as infectious diseases, violence and disasters, and mental illness.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Part I. Introduction
  2. p. 1
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  1. 1. A Framework for the Study of Urban Health
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. Changing Living Conditions; Changing Health: U.S. Cities since World War II
  2. pp. 19-45
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  1. Part II. Determinants of Health in Cities
  2. p. 47
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  1. 3. The Urban Social Environment and Its Effects on Health
  2. pp. 49-60
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  1. 4. The Urban Physical Environment and Its Effects on Health
  2. pp. 61-84
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  1. 5. Access to High-Quality Health Care in U.S. Cities: Balancing Community Need and Service System Survival
  2. pp. 85-105
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  1. 6. Food, Nutrition, and the Health of Urban Populations
  2. pp. 106-125
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  1. Part III. Local and Global Perspectives on Changing Cities
  2. p. 127
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  1. 7. Public Health in U.S. Cities: A Historical Perspective
  2. pp. 129-142
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  1. 8. Cities, Suburbs, and Urban Sprawl: Their Impact on Health
  2. pp. 143-175
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  1. 9. Fifty Ways to Destroy a City: Undermining the Social Foundation of Health
  2. pp. 176-193
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  1. Part IV. Health Outcomes and Determinants
  2. p. 207
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  1. 11. Cities and Infectious Diseases: Controls and Challenges
  2. pp. 209-224
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  1. 12. Traumatic Stressors in Urban Settings: Consequences and Implications
  2. pp. 225-246
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  1. 13. Mental Health in the City
  2. pp. 247-273
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  1. Part V. Next Steps: Research and Intervention
  2. p. 275
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  1. 14. Methodological Considerations in the Study of Urban Health: How Do We Best Assess How Cities Affect Health?
  2. pp. 277-293
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  1. 15. Interventions to Improve Urban Health
  2. pp. 294-326
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  1. 16. Creating Healthier Cities: Where Do We Go from Here?
  2. pp. 327-343
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 345-347
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-364
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