Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion

  • David V. McQueen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical and Methodological Issues

  3. Lenses for Understanding NCDs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. David V. McQueen
      Pages 83-93
    3. Michael Eriksen, Carrie Whitney
      Pages 115-136
    4. Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Annika Frahsa, Peter Gelius
      Pages 137-157
    5. Marie-Claude Lamarre, Lauren Weinberg
      Pages 159-167
  4. Approaches to NCDs

  5. Institutions and Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Ronald Labonté, K. S. Mohindra, Raphael Lencucha
      Pages 367-386
    3. David V. McQueen
      Pages 399-409
    4. Johanna Ralston, Sania Nishtar
      Pages 411-415
    5. Margaret M. Barry, Barbara Battel-Kirk, Colette Dempsey
      Pages 417-439
    6. Jürgen M. Pelikan, Christina Dietscher, Hermann Schmied
      Pages 441-460
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 461-481

About this book


Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion

David V. McQueen, editor

 A scan of health challenges around the globe readily brings to mind a range of infectious illnesses, from HIV to influenza. Yet chronic non-contagious conditions--heart disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer--are more prevalent, and their rates soaring, across the developed and developing worlds.

 The Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion is an important resource for understanding and approaching chronic illnesses and their prevention. This timely text balances theory and strategies to provide an integrative context for health-affecting behaviors regarding tobacco use, food choices, and physical activity. Coverage expands on current medical/clinical public health perspectives, arguing that closer attention to social context is crucial to better use of health resources and more relevant preventive efforts. Possible roles for hospitals, the workplace, government agencies, NGOs, and other institutions are analyzed, as is the potential for addressing larger underlying health factors (e.g., inequities and poverty) at the societal level. Topics covered include:

  • The nature of causality: beyond traditional evidence
  • Learning from the social sciences in chronic disease health promotion
  • Contextual factors in health and illness
  • Understanding and applying a social determinants of health framework for addressing NCDs
  • Public health, NCDs, health promotion and business partnering
  • NCDs and civil society: a history and a roadmap

As the authors of the Global Handbook on Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion make abundantly clear, opportunities are as numerous as the issues, and researchers and graduate students in global public health, health promotion, and chronic disease epidemiology will find these chapters positive and realistic.


Cancer Chronic disease Diabetes Health promotion Heart Disease International development Noncommunicable disease Nutrition Physical activity Quality of life Smoking Social epidemiology Stroke Substance abuse WHO

Editors and affiliations

  • David V. McQueen
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7593-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7594-1
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