“This book provides an excellent foundation for students seeking a context for global models and practices in population health…an excellent primer for those who are ready to engage in global health projects.”
–Jay E. Maddock, PsycCRITIQUES
“A must read for public health, clinical, and social care students, teachers, and practitioners alike, including case studies to provide a thorough and up-to-date account of the past, present, and future of global public health. Dr Lueddeke effectively highlights the ingenuity gap between today’s wicked problems and their potential solutions, with a timely emphasis on the concepts of “planetary health” and “integrative ecological public health”… [A] very informative and groundbreaking read.”
— Dr Behrooz Behbod, MB ChB MSc ScD MFPH, Founder, Oxford Public Health Ltd, Oxford Book Review
“This book delivers a timely and holistic perspective on population health, providing data and support for innovating and integrating clinical medicine, public health, wellness practices, and healthcare education worldwide… Fills a gap in the literature by addressing population health from a global perspective and considering global public health from the viewpoints of the individual and from the biopsychosocial model of health. Score: 93 – 4 Stars!”
–Ruthann Russo, PhD, JD, MPH, LAc, The College of New Jersey, Doody’s Reviews
“This is a remarkable, much-needed book that fills a significant gap in the health and social care literature in the early decades of the 21st century – public, global, clinical, ecological. It is powerful, ambitious, comprehensive, and sweeping at the same time that it is visionary, focused, and deep. Its power and passion are about the potential of population health and well-being optimally applied around the globe to help in creating a world that is healthier, safer, more just, and more sustainable.”
–Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Dean, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (From the Foreword)
Drawing on current research and the expertise of world-recognized leaders in public, global, clinical, and social health in both developed and developing nations, this book delivers an evidence-based examination of 21st-century challenges in global population health and well-being.
With special attention given to major initiatives of the United Nations, especially its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2016 – 2030, and the priorities of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, Dr. Lueddeke articulates an imperative to adopt a “One World, One Health” view that recognizes the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and the environment.
The book/text promotes innovative and transformative paradigms for global public health practice, curricula, workforce training, and leadership. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in global public health, it will also be a welcome addition to the libraries of practitioners and policy-makers at all levels in the public/population/global health continuum.
The historical context of public health from early medicine to present day
Exemplary educational initiatives:
WHO education guidelines; curriculum commentaries from China, South Africa, and Cuba; a proposed Global Framework for Public Health Services and Functions; and case studies from South America (PAHO/ WHO), India (IPHF), and South Africa (PHASA)
The changing roles and educational expectations of public and global health professionals in the early decades of the 21st century
The complex interdependence of natural, socioeconomic, and political systems at local, national, regional, and global levels
The causes of interstate conflicts and longer-term challenges
Leading change in a new era, transforming mind-sets, and improving and sustaining the health and well-being of the planet and its people
An epilogue on global health, governance, and education with contributions from a think tank of 35 practitioners from 27 nations
Supplemental materials, including text aims and objectives and a guide to research and learning resources developed by experts in the United States, Brazil, and the Netherlands, are available as digital downloads
65 profiles of leading global health (and health-related) organizations
15 profiles of highly recognized schools and institutes of public health