Global Health and Global Aging
September 2007, Jossey-Bass
Foreword by Robert N. Butler.
Preface by Mary Robinson.
Part One: The World and Its Aging Population.
1. World Policies on Aging and the United Nations by Alexandre Siderenko.
2. Population Aging: A Global Overview by Mary Beth Weinberger.
3. The World Health Organization and Global Aging by Alex Kalache.
4. Leadership and Governance Challenges for Global Health and Aging by Derek Yach.
5. Perception of Aging in Different Cultures by Frank Eyetsemitan.
Part Two: Countries with High Rates of Longevity.
6. Australia: Aging in Australia: The Australian Government’s Agenda on Population Aging by Santo Santoro.
7. Denmark: Healthy Aging in Denmark by Bjarne Hastrup.
8. France: Challenges of Longevity: The International Longevity Centre-France Perspective by Françoise Forette and Marie-Anne Brieu.
9. Finland: Healthy Aging in Finland by Pekka Puska.
10. Germany: Healthy Aging in Germany by Ulla Schmidt.
11. Germany: Healthy Aging from 70 to 100+ in Germany: Lessons from the Berlin Aging Study by Jacqui Smith and Paul Baltes.
12. Japan: Challenges of Productive Aging in Japan by Shigeo Morioka.
13. Netherlands: Healthy Aging in the Netherlands by C.I.J.M. Ross-van Dorp.
14. Spain: Aging in Spain: Working Toward Creating New Rights in the Welfare State by José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
15. Sweden: Health and Aging in Sweden by Barbro Westerholm.
16. United Kingdom: United Kingdom by Sally Greengross
17. United States: Healthy Aging in the United States by Jeanette Takamura.
Part Three: Countries Facing Rapid Population Aging in the Next 20–30 Years.
18. Africa: Health and Aging in Africa by Nana Apt.
19. China: Aging of Populations: Is China’s Pattern Unique? by Lincoln Chen and Lingling Zhang.
20. India: Health and Aging in India By Sharad D. Gokhale.
21. Eastern Mediterranean: Eastern Mediterrean Region: Rapid Aging Population in 20–30 Years by Mohamed H. El-Banouby.
22. Russia: Health and Aging in Russia Vladimir Kh. Khavinson and Olga N. Mikhailova.
23. Latin America and the Caribbean: Health and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean by Enrique Vega García.
Part Four: Leaders in Research and Innovative Programs.
24. The Biology of Aging: Current Research and Expected Future Gains by George Martin and Joshua Lederberg.
25. Exceptional Longevity by Thomas Perls and Dellara Terry.
26. Cities, Sociodiversity, and Strategy by Jaime Lerner.
27. Creating a Healthy Environment for Aging Populations by Gloria Gutman.
28. How Government, Business, and Social Sector Partnerships Can Finance Programs for the Aging by A. James Forbes, Jr.
29. Policies and Practices Affecting Health and Longevity of People with Disabilities: Lessons from the United Kingdom by Hector Medora and Angela Hassiotis.
30. Keeping People Active: Continuing Education Programs That Work by Julia Preece and Brian Findsen.
31. Longevity’s Impact on Retirement Security by C. Robert Henrikson.
32. Improving Health Care in America: Lessons Learned from the Global Village by William Novelli.
Part Five: Epilogue: The Road Ahead.
33. Epilogue: The Road Ahead by Erik Olsen
Mary Robinson is president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. She previously served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and was president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997.
William Novelli is chief executive officer of AARP, a membership organization of 38 million people age 50 and older. Previously, he was president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and executive vice president of CARE.
Clarence Pearson is a global health leadership and management consultant and former senior advisor to World Health Organization at the United Nations. He conceived the series of global health books for Jossey-Bass and serves as the series' executive editor.
Laurie Norris is an international communications consultant and author of a history of the China Medical Board, a pioneer in Western-style medical education in China and Asia. She serves as managing editor for the global health series published by Jossey-Bass.
- Timing: First book by leading experts on the critically important intersection of aging and global public health
- Leading Edge Topic: The importance of global aging to well being, the economy, as well as its immediate impact on regional development and economies, is a hot topic.
- International: Includes many leaders of, and experts in, global aging and health issues from the developed and developing world.
- Track Record: Clarence Pearon (editor), who is well connected in all public health arenas, is pulling out the stops to bring in the best and most well known contributors. His book Critical Issues in Global Health, featuring C. Everett Koop and Jimmy Carter, got great reviews, sales, and text adoptions. His most recent book, Global Health Leadership and Management, just received a rave review in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Platform: The American Association of Retired People (AARP) has pledged to make a substantial purchase of the first run to support and promote publication of the book.
“This is much less of an introductory overview and is more candid in suggesting reforms to the US health care system. A brief survey of the 31 chapters suggests the breadth and quality of this work.”
— Journal of the American Medical Association