Skip to main content

Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation

Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation

Lu Ann Aday (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-06124-3 October 2005 Jossey-Bass 500 Pages


In Stock



Reinventing Public Health offers guidance for translating the growing body of research on the fundamental social, economic, and ecological determinants of health into innovative programs and policies to improve the health of populations.

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits vii

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

The Editor xxiii

The Contributors xxv

1 Analytic Framework 1
Lu Ann Aday

2 Fundamental Determinants of Population Health 35
Kathryn M. Cardarelli, Janet S. de Moor, M. David Low, Barbara J. Low

3 Sustainable Development 65
Sondip K. Mathur, Carl S. Hacker, Lu Ann Aday

4 Human Development 106
Barbara J. Low, M. David Low, Kathryn M. Cardarelli, Janet S. de Moor

5 Economic Development 183
Luisa Franzini, J. Michael Swint, Yuki Murakami, Rafia S. Rasu

6 Community Development and Public Health 237
Cynthia Warrick, Dan Culica, Beth E. Quill, William D. Spears, Rachel Westheimer Vojvodic

7 Toward a Healthy (Re)Public 285
Lu Ann Aday, Beth E. Quill, Hardy D. Loe Jr., Charles E. Begley

Name Index 333

Subject Index 000

  • Complete introduction public health policy, covering social determinants, sustainable development, human development, economic development, and community development
  • Subject of 2007 APHA presentation at Inaugural Forum of ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • Author Dr. Lu Ann Aday awarded 2006 ASPH/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Doody’s Reviews: “This is a very refreshing new look at public health. Unlike many textbooks in public health which basically repeat what has been said many times before, this book looks at public health from a new and original perspective. It is well organized, well written, and well researched. I highly recommend it!”
  • Health Affairs: “Presents an ambitious vision: health policy that encompasses a broad range of social, economic, and ecological factors that influence health, including sustainable economic development as well as a comprehensive array of human developmental, economic, and community factors.”