A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health

  • Stefania Boccia
  • Paolo Villari
  • Walter Ricciardi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrea Silenzi, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Walter Ricciardi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Alessio Santoro, Benedetto Simone, Aura Timen
    Pages 5-18
  4. Silvio Capizzi, Chiara de Waure, Stefania Boccia
    Pages 19-32
  5. Elvira D’Andrea, Iveta Nagyova, Paolo Villari
    Pages 33-64
  6. Stefania Boccia, Carlo La Vecchia, Paolo Boffetta
    Pages 65-87
  7. Anna Maria Ferriero, Maria Lucia Specchia
    Pages 89-108
  8. Andrea Poscia, Francesco Landi, Agnese Collamati
    Pages 129-151
  9. Maria Luisa Di Pietro
    Pages 153-167
  10. Johan Lund, Paolo Di Giannantonio, Alice Mannocci
    Pages 169-188
  11. M.L. Essink-Bot, C.O Agyemang, K Stronks, A Krasnik
    Pages 189-203
  12. Chiara Cadeddu, Carolina Ianuale, Jutta Lindert
    Pages 205-221
  13. Umberto Moscato, Andrea Poscia
    Pages 223-247
  14. Stefania Boccia, Ron Zimmern
    Pages 249-262
  15. Roberto Falvo, Marcia Regina Cubas, Gabriel Gulis
    Pages 263-276
  16. Agnese Lazzari, Chiara de Waure, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat
    Pages 277-286
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book


This wide-ranging study reviews the state of public health worldwide and presents informed recommendations for real-world solutions. Identifying the most urgent challenges in the field, from better understanding the causes of acute diseases and chronic conditions to reducing health inequities, it reports on cost-effective, science-based, ethically sound interventions. Chapters demonstrate bedrock skills essential to developing best practices, including flexible thinking for entrenched problems, conducting health impact assessments, and working with decision-makers. From these current findings come long-term practice and policy goals for preventing disease, promoting health, and improving quality of life, both locally and globally.

A sampling of the topics covered :

·         Health trends of communicable diseases.

·         Epidemiology of cancer and principles of prevention.

·         Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution.

·         Public health gerontology and active aging.

·         Migrant and ethnic minority health.

·         Public health genomics.

A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health offers graduate students in the discipline a firm grasp on the field as it presently stands, and a clear set of directions for its potential future.


NCDs child and adolescent health global disease burden noncommunicable disease and prevention public health genomics urban public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefania Boccia
    • 1
  • Paolo Villari
    • 2
  • Walter Ricciardi
    • 3
  1. 1.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreInstitute of Hygiene Faculty of MedicineRomeItaly
  2. 2.Public Health and Infectious DiseasesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Hygiene,Faculty of Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13619-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13620-2
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