Ecohealth Research in Practice: Innovative Applications of by Dominique F. Charron (auth.), Dominique F. Charron (eds.)

By Dominique F. Charron (auth.), Dominique F. Charron (eds.)

This ebook is ready doing cutting edge examine to accomplish sustainable and equitable switch in people’s future health and healthiness via superior interactions with the surroundings. It provides studies from the sphere of environment ways to health and wellbeing (or ecohealth learn) and a few insights and classes discovered. It builds on prior literature, significantly put out of your mind (1997), put out of your mind and Lebel (2001), Lebel (2003), and Waltner-Toews et al. (2008). via case-studies and different contributions via researchers supported via Canada’s foreign improvement study Centre (IDRC), the booklet provides facts of genuine adjustments in stipulations of individuals, their wellbeing and fitness, and the ecosystems that aid them. those alterations have been derived from functions of an environment method of health and wellbeing in constructing areas of the area. The booklet additionally illustrates the ensuing physique of utilized, participatory, and motion learn that enhanced overall healthiness and environmental administration in constructing international locations and, in lots of circumstances, inspired regulations and practices.

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CSDH (Commission on Social Determinants of Health). (2008). Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health. Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. html. , and Kilelu, C. (2004). From Multiple Voices to a Common Language: Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health as an Emerging Paradigm. EcoHealth, 1(2)(Suppl), 8–15. , and Rifkin, S. (2010). Chasing the dragon: Developing indicators for the assessment of community participation in health programmes.

2008) present an astute exploration of the intellectual parentage of the ecosystem approach. Parkes et al. (2005) trace the evolution of ecosystem approaches from a public-health perspective, and focus on the control of infectious diseases. net/. F. Charron The complex relationships and interactions between societies and ecosystems can be considered as coupled social–ecological systems (Berkes and Folke 1998). Social, cultural, and economic activities of people – from local household decisions to national policies and international treaties and systems – are occurring within ecosystems while determining human health and shaping the relationships people have with ecosystems.

F. Charron of implementation, technology transfer, and knowledge translation. Knowledge translation is gaining particular prominence as a rubric for operational research and for developing and assessing the effectiveness of interventions (Tugwell et al. 2006). Knowledge translation has been described as the practice, science, and art of bridging the know–do gap between knowledge accumulation and use (WHO cited in Ottoson 2009) or as “a dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge” (Tetroe 2007), and these are relevant to knowledge-to-action in ecohealth.

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