Equity, Social Determinants and Public Health Programmes
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563970 ISBN-10    9241563974
Order Number    11500785 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2010        298   pages
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*** This book was awarded First Prize in the 2011 British Medical Association Book Competition Award***

This book is a collection of analyses of the social determinants of health that impact on specific health conditions. Stemming from the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, promising interventions to improve health equity are presented for the areas of: alcohol-related disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health and nutrition, diabetes, food safety, maternal health, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, oral health, pregnancy outcomes, tobacco and health, tuberculosis, and violence and injuries.

The book was commissioned by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights as part of the work undertaken by the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, in collaboration with 16 of the major public health programmes of WHO. In addition to this, through collaboration with the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, 13 case studies were commissioned to examine the implementation challenges in addressing social determinants of health in low-and middle-income settings.

"The scope and the content is essential yet unique and it manages to provide all necessary details whilst at the same time being concise and relevant to a wide readership and workforce. This is an essential text for any concerned with understanding and/or addressing health inequalities locally or internationally. It presents an excellent summary of the major determinants from alcohol to diabetes through to oral health and tropical diseases. For each issue there is an excellent presentation of evidence for the scale of the problem and the interventions which will make a difference. I know of no other resource which presents this information in such a detailed yet concise and accessible way. A must-have resource for any leader or student of health or social care"
- Review from BMA book competition