Global Child Health

A Toolkit to Address Health Disparities

  • Krishnan Subrahmanian
  • Padma Swamy

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Child Health book sub series (BRIEFSCHILD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 1-9
  3. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 11-16
  4. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 17-37
  5. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 39-50
  6. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 51-62
  7. Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
    Pages 63-84
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 85-101

About this book


This timely resource brings child health to the forefront of global health and the crucial goal of universal equity of care. Its resource-based framework offers contemporary perspective on factors driving child health disparities, specific vulnerabilities of underserved children, and ways readers can become effective advocates for children. The book critiques current child health policy worldwide, examining both policies that are helping to alleviate and are contributing to further inequities. And the authors provide an extensive toolkit to aid professionals in multidimensional screening for child, newborn, maternal, and post-natal health as well as socioeconomic determinants of health.

Included in the coverage:

·         What is global health?

·         The current state of global child health and disparities

·         Global health disparities in high-resource settings

·         Pathologies disproportionally affecting the underserved

·         Policy and advocacy framework

·         Navigating the domestic resources (an advocate’s well child check)

Global Child Health will find a ready audience among child health providers (physicians, advanced practice providers, nursing staff, social workers, allied healthcare providers, public health professionals), medical educators (medical schools, departments of pediatrics, schools of public health, nursing schools and programs, schools of allied health), and child health policymakers (staff at USAID, Health and Human Services, health services researchers in child and global health policy, health advocacy-related nonprofit organizations).


global child health global health international and local advocating for child health globally social determinants of health vulnerable children child poverty infant and child morbidity and mortality child health policy human trafficking in children refugee and immigrant child health international child health national child health domestic child health health disparities health equity underserved children epidemiology socioeconomics prevention and treatment neonatal health

Authors and affiliations

  • Krishnan Subrahmanian
    • 1
  • Padma Swamy
    • 2
  1. 1.Hennepin County Medical CenterUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75135-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75136-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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