Environmental and social determinants of healthAuthor: Luiz Augusto C. Galvão, Jacobo Finkelman & Samuel Henao
Editorial:ORGANIZACIÓN PANAMERICANA DE LA SALUD
Año de publicación: 2016
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development positioned health as both a stand-alone goal and an essential part of the broader range of human development outcomes. The UNEP new thematic report Healthy Environment, Healthy People and the Report of the Commission on Social determinants of Health acknowledges that environmental degradation has its roots in profound social, economic and technological inequities that can and should be remediated. As such, a central theme of this book concerns the ways in which key environmental and social determinants of health function both as causes and consequences of other related developmental goals.
This book (see Front Matter) offers an independent perspective from scholars and decision makers from the region of the Americas. Covering a range of topics, more than 100 authors and co-authors from different countries of the Region of the Americas analyze the available evidence on a variety of relevant environmental and social issues. They voice their opinions to better understand the particular priorities and needs of this region of the world, and offer proposals for strengthening and advancing public policies, intervention programs and the applied research lines that are needed to fill some of the key information gaps. This publication represents PAHO’s continued commitment to more coherent and proactive management of the determinants of health. This commitment is grounded in a series of principles and polices designed to promote the health and well-being of all, especially the most disadvantaged population groups.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1.New health agendas based on social determinants. 2.The social determinants of health movement in Brazil. 3. The Transition to Sustainable development and human sovereignty: Situation and Outlook in the Region of the Americas. 4. Environmental health governance in Latin America and the Caribbean.
5. Beyond risk assessment and environmental epidemiology. 6. Toxicology development in the Americas: Lights and shadows. 7. Risk prevention in vulnerable populations. 8. Environmental health indicators for decision-making. 9. The role and challenges of environmental health laboratories in the Americas. 10. Cities and determinants of health. 11. Climate change and health 12. The deterioration of ecosystems and biodiversity: Consequences for human health. 13. Environmental health and genetic susceptibility. 14. Emerging infectious diseases and the environment. 15. Risk communication in Latin America. 16. Consumer health protection: A basic civil right.
17. Energy, sustainable development, and health. 18. Challenges for universal basic sanitation. 19. Genetically modified food and public health. 20.The quest for sustainable agricultural systems. 21. Work and health in the Americas. 22. The generation and buildup of contaminants: Threats to health in the short and long-term. 23. Air pollution trends in the Americas: Impact and policies. 24. Violence and health: A challenging social issue. 25. Road safety, health, and public policy. 26. Toward a tobacco-free Hemisphere. 27. Environmental and technological disasters and emergencies. 28. The potential impact of nanotechnology and nanoparticles on human health and the environment. 29. Recreational water environments and health. 30. Facilitating environment and early childhood care: Challenges for health and sustainable development in Brazil. 31. Addressing the social determinants of noncommunicable diseases in the Americas.