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HLTH 8050 Population Health and Issues in Disease Prevention: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HLTH 8050 Required Course Readings


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Averina, M., Nilssen, O., Brenn, T., Brox, J., Arkhipovsky, V., & Kalinin, A. (2005). Social and lifestyle determinants of depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders and self-evaluated quality of life in Russia—A population-based study in Arkhangelsk. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40(7), 511–518.

Baum, F. (2008). The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health: Reinventing health promotion for the twenty-first century? Critical Public Health, 18(4), 457–466.

Bezruchka, S. (2010). Health equity in the USA. Social Alternatives, 29(2), 50–56.

Bezruchka, S., Namekata, T., & Sistrom, M. (2008). Interplay of politics and law to promote health: Improving economic equality and health: The case of postwar Japan. American Journal of Public Health, 98(4), 589–594.

Biggs, B., King, L., Basu, S., & Stuckler, D. (2010). Is wealthier always healthier? The impact of national income level, inequality, and poverty on public health in Latin America. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 71(2), 266–273.

Coovadia, H., Jewkes, R., Barron, P., Sanders, D., & McIntyre, D. (2009). Health in South Africa 1—The health and health system of South Africa: Historical roots of current public health challenges. Lancet, 374(9692), 817–834.

Cota, B., & Allen, P. (2010). The developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis. Pediatric Nursing, 36(3), 157–167.

Dankwa-Mullan, I., Rhee, K., Williams, K., Sanchez, I., Sy, F., Stinson, N., & Ruffin, J. (2010). The science of eliminating health disparities: Summary and analysis of the NIH summit recommendations. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S12–S18.

Dinca-Panaitescu, S., Dinca-Panaitescu, M., Bryant, T., Daiski, I., Pilkington, B., & Raphael, D. (2011). Diabetes prevalence and income: Results of the Canadian Community Health Survey. Health Policy, 99(2), 116–123.

Dummer, T., & Cook, I. (2008). Health in China and India: A cross-country comparison in a context of rapid globalization. Social Science & Medicine, 67(4), 590–605.

Feeny, D., Kaplan, M., Huguet, N., & McFarland, B. (2010). Comparing population health in the United States and Canada. Population Health Metrics, 8, 8–18.

Frieden, T. (2010). A framework for public health action: The health impact pyramid. American Journal of Public Health, 100(4), 590–595.

Gehlert, S., Sohmer, D., Sacks, T., Mininger, C., McClintock, M., & Olopade, O. (2008). Targeting health disparities: A model linking upstream determinants to downstream interventions. Health Affairs, 27(2), 339–349.

Gele, A., & Harsløf, I. (2010). Types of social capital resources and self-rated health among the Norwegian adult population. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9, 8.

Gluckman, P., Hanson, M., & Mitchell, M. (2010). Developmental origins of health and disease: Reducing the burden of chronic disease in the next generation. Genome Medicine, 2(2), 14.

Jones, C., Jones, C., Perry, G., Barclay, G., & Jones, C. (2009). Addressing the social determinants of children’s health: A cliff analogy. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20(4 Suppl), 1–12.

Jones, C. (2010). The moral problem of health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S47–S51.

Kanjilal, B., Mazumdar, P., Mukherjee, M., & Rahman, M. (2010). Nutritional status of children in India: Household socio-economic condition as the contextual determinant. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9(1), 19–31.

Kirkpatrick, S., & McIntyre, L. (2009). The Chief Public Health Officer’s report on health inequalities: What are the implications for public health practitioners and researchers? Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne De Santé Publique, 100(2), 93–95.

Kruk, M., Porignon, D., Rockers, P., & Van Lerberghe, W. (2010). The contribution of primary care to health and health systems in low- and middle-income countries: A critical review of major primary care initiatives. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 70(6), 904–911.

Koh, H., & Nowinski, J. (2010). Health equity and public health leadership. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S9–S11.

Kyobutungi, C., Egondi, T., & Ezeh, A. (2010). The health and well-being of older people in Nairobi’s slums. Global Health Action, 3, 45–53.

Larkin, H. (2010). Managing population health. H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 84(10), 28–32.

Miller, G., Chen, E., & Cole, S. (2009). Health psychology: Developing biologically plausible models linking the social world and physical health. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 501–524.

Mukherjee, S., Haddad, S., & Narayana, D. (2011). Social class related inequalities in household health expenditure and economic burden: Evidence from Kerala, south India. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(1), 1–13.

Norman, R., Schneider, M., Bradshaw, D., Jewkes, R., Abrahams, N., Matzopoulos, R., & Vos, T. (2010). Interpersonal violence: An important risk factor for disease and injury in South Africa. Population Health Metrics, 8, 32–43.

Perlman, F., & Bobak, M. (2008). Socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of mortality in post transition Russia: A prospective population study. Annals of Epidemiology, 18(2), 92–100.

Ray, R., Gornick, J., & Schmitt, J. (2010). Who cares? Assessing generosity and gender equality in parental leave policy designs in 21 countries. Journal of European Social Policy, 20(3), 196–216.

Rudan, I., Kapiriri, L., Tomlinson, M., Balliet, M., Cohen, B., & Chopra, M. (2010). Evidence-based priority setting for health care and research: Tools to support policy in maternal, neonatal, and child health in Africa. PLoS Medicine, 7(7), 1–5.

Shelton, J., Cassell, M., & Adetunji, J. (2005). Is poverty or wealth at the root of HIV? Lancet, 366(9491), 1057–1058.

Shim, J. (2010). Cultural health capital: A theoretical approach to understanding health care interactions and the dynamics of unequal treatment. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51(1), 1–15.

Shonkoff, J., Boyce, W., & McEwen, B. (2009). Neuroscience, molecular biology, and the childhood roots of health disparities: Building a new framework for health promotion and disease prevention. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(21), 2252–2259.

Spiegel, J., & Yassi, A. (2004). Lessons from the margins of globalization: Appreciating the Cuban health paradox. Journal of Public Health Policy, 25(1), 85–110.

Stuckler, D., King, L., & McKee, M. (2009). Mass privatization and the post-communist mortality crisis: A cross-national analysis. Lancet, 373(9661), 399–407.

Tang, S., Meng, Q., Chen, L., Bekedam, H., Evans, T., & Whitehead, M. (2008). Tackling the challenges to health equity in China. Lancet, 372(9648), 1493–1501.

The PLoS Medicine Editors. (2010). Social relationships are key to health, and to health policy. PLoS Med, 7(8), e1000334.

Vafaei, A., Rosenberg, M., & Pickett, W. (2010). Relationships between income inequality and health: A study on rural and urban regions of Canada. Rural and Remote Health, 10(2), 1430.

van Doorslaer, E., Masseria, C., & Koolman, X. (2006). Inequalities in access to medical care by income in developed countries. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174(2), 177–183.

Venkatapuram, S. (2010). Global justice and the social determinants of health. Ethics & International Affairs, 24(2), 119–130.

Walberg, P., McKee, M., Shkolnikov, V., Chenet, L., & Leon, D. A. (1998). Economic change, crime, and mortality crisis in Russia: Regional analysis. British Medical Journal, 317(7154), 312–318.