Translating National Policy to Improve Environmental Conditions Impacting Public Health Through Community Planning

  • Beth Ann Fiedler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Valeria Costantini, Antonio Mele
    Pages 23-40
  3. Kirsten Cook, Beth Ann Fiedler
    Pages 107-130
  4. Rebecca Webster
    Pages 131-153
  5. Naz Onel, Beth Ann Fiedler
    Pages 171-202
  6. Samina Panwhar, Beth Ann Fiedler
    Pages 203-217
  7. Angelo Mark P. Walag, Oliva P. Canencia, Beth Ann Fiedler
    Pages 219-253
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


This first-of-its-kind volume traces rarely explored links between public policy, the state of the environment, and key issues in public health, with recommendations for addressing longstanding intractable problems. Experts across diverse professions use their wide knowledge and experience to discuss hunger and food sustainability, land use, chronic and communicable diseases, child mortality, and global water quality. Interventions described are varied as well, from green technology breakthroughs to regulatory accountability, innovative urban planning and community policing programs. Chapters build and expand on each other’s themes inspiring  deeper understanding and critical thinking that further prompts readers to develop practical solutions leading to improvements in planetary and population health outcomes.


Included in the coverage:

·         The challenge of implementing macroeconomic policy in an increasingly microeconomic world

·         Green aid flows: trends and opportunities for developing countries

·         Planning healthy communities: abating preventable chronic diseases

·         Foundations of community health: planning access to public facilities

·         International changes in environmental conditions and their personal health consequences

Translating National Policy to Improve Environmental Conditions Impacting Public Health is developed for educators, students, and policymakers to generate awareness and review options to help create change in their communities. Federal agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the EPA, and Housing and Urban Development will also find it salient. 


environmental health population health quality of life spectrum of health care continuum of care national health policy vulnerable populations environmental sciences community planning health law healthy communities urban health sustainable business ventures health equity green health public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Beth Ann Fiedler
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent Research AnalystJacksonvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75360-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75361-4
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