Global Child Health: A Toolkit to Address Health Disparities

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  • Authors: Krishnan Subrahmanian, Padma Swamy
  • ISBN: 9783319751351
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 101 pages
  • Language: English


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Description

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).

Table of Contents
  1. Part 1: What Is Global (Child) Health?
    1. Chapter 1) Define Global (Child) Health
      1. Utilize different definitions from existing literature to describe global (child) health
      2. Conclude with statement on global child health as addressing the health of ALL of children including those in the USA.
    2. Chapter 2) International Setting:
      1. Causes and epidemiological trends of infant and child mortality and morbidity in developing countries
      2. Recognize major underlying socioeconomic and political determinants of infant/child health
      3. Preventative measures for reducing mortality in children under 5 years of age
      4. Epidemiology of neonatal mortality
      5. Prevention and treatment of neonatal mortality
      6. Trends in emerging infectious diseases (Zika, Ebola, etc.)
    3. Chapter 3) Domestic Setting:
      1. Causes and epidemiological trends of infant and child mortality and morbidity in the United States
      2. Recognize major underlying socioeconomic and political determinants of infant and child health in the United States
      3. Preventative measures for reducing mortality in children under 5 years of age
      4. Epidemiology of neonatal mortality in the United States
      5. Prevention and treatment of neonatal mortality
  2. Part 2: Who and What Do We Treat?
    1. Chapter 4) Specific Populations in Global Child Health in the USA
      1. Immigrant and Refugee Health
      2. International adoptees
      3. Refugee, internally displaced orphans
      4. Child trafficking, child soldiers, and child labor
      5. Settings of Domestic Underserved Children
      6. Federally Qualified Health Centers
      7. Border Health
      8. Reservation Health
    2. Chapter 5) Malnutrition, Infectious disease, and NCDs disproportionately affecting the underserved
      1. Anthropomorphic Measures
      2. Micronutrient deficiencies
      3. Describe the interaction between malnutrition and infectious disease
      4. Malaria
      5. Pneumonia
      6. Diarrhea and dysentery
      7. Measles
      8. Neonatal infections
      9. HIV/AIDS
      10. Tb
      11. Typhoid
      12. Dengue
      13. Meningitis
      14. Vaccine preventable diseases and immunizations in developing countries
      15. Impaired cognitive development and associated morbidity
      16. Diabetes
      17. Other NCDs
  3. Part 3: How Do We Treat It?
    1. Chapter 6) International: The Policy tool kits
      1. Specific Reference texts and standardized guidelines
      2. Humanitarian emergencies and disasters
      3. Major governmental and non-governmental organizations
      4. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
    2. Chapter 7) Navigating the Domestic Resources (An Advocate’s Well Child Check)
      1. Healthy People 2020
      2. Insurance and Access
      3. Literacy
      4. Food Access and Insecurity
      5. Environmental Health
      6. Housing Insecurity
      7. School Disparities
      8. Specialty Care Access with reference to NCDs
      9. Using social media
  4. Part 4: Why This Work Is Important
  5. Conclusion
Authors Biography

Krishnan Subrahmanian, MDMPhil, is assistant professor of Pediatrics and pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center of University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Dr. Subrahmanian also is maternal child health specialist at Partners in Health. He was chief resident in Pediatrics and Global Child Health at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, USA.

Padma Swamy, MD, is clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA.

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