Public Health Perspectives on Disability

Epidemiology to Ethics and Beyond

  • Donald J. Lollar
  • Elena M. Andresen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald J. Lollar, Elena M. Andresen
      Pages 3-12
  3. Disciplines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Elena M. Andresen
      Pages 15-54
    3. Paul Devereux, Charlie Bullock
      Pages 55-79
    4. Donald J. Lollar
      Pages 101-114
  4. Key Cross-Cutting Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Dennis G. Heaphy, Monika Mitra, Erin D. Bouldin
      Pages 117-150
    3. Debbie Allen
      Pages 151-161
    4. John Crews
      Pages 163-183
    5. Mary Chamie
      Pages 185-210
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-261

About this book


Public Health Perspectives on Disability Donald J. Lollar, Elena Andresen, editors Traditionally, the public health viewpoint on disability was geared toward primary prevention of disabling conditions or events. More recently, with the movement for disability rights and the emergence of disability studies, the challenge to the field has been to promote positive health outcomes in this underserved community. Such a change in public health culture must start at the educational level, yet training programs have generally been slow in integrating this perspective—with its potential for enriching the field—into their curricula. Public Health Perspectives on Disability meets this challenge with an educational framework for rethinking disability in public health study and practice, and for attaining the competencies that should accompany this knowledge. This reference balances history and epidemiology, scientific advances, advocacy and policy issues, real-world insights, and progressive recommendations, suiting it especially to disability-focused courses, or to add disability-related content to existing public health programs. Each chapter applies awareness and understanding of disabled persons’ experience to one of the core curriculum areas, including: • Health services administration. • Environmental health science and occupational health. • Health law and ethics. • The school as physical setting. • Maternal, child, and family health. • Disasters and disability. In Public Health Perspectives on Disability, faculty, researchers, administrators, and students in graduate schools of public health throughout the U.S. will find a worthy classroom text and a robust source of welcome—and much needed—change.


GEM 919 cognitive disability physical disability public health curriculum

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald J. Lollar
    • 1
  • Elena M. Andresen
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7340-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7341-2
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