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Healing Gotham Throughout its history New York City has been challenged by a variety of public health crises Since the nineteenth century when it became one of the first American cities to develop a comprehensive public health infrastructure New York has also stood at the forefront of formulating and implementing urban health policy Healing Gotham examines in depth how the city has responded to five serious contemporary public health threats childhood lead poisoning childhood asthma HIVAIDS obesity and West Nile virusBruce F Berg examines the rise and incidence of each condition in the city while explaining why the array of primary tools utilized by urban policy makers including monitoring and surveillance education regulations and the direct provision of services have been successful in controlling public health problems He also argues that forces such as race and ethnicity New York City's relationship to the state and federal government the promotion of economic development and the availability of knowledge related to preventing treating and managing illness all influence effective public health policy makingBy contrasting these five particular cases this exciting study allows scholars and students to compare public health policy through time and across type It also helps policy makers understand how best to develop and implement effective public health strategies around the United States

  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Healing Gotham
  • Bruce F. Berg
  • English
  • 04 May 2015
  • 9781421415994

1 thoughts on “Healing Gotham

  1. Petty Lisbon Petty Lisbon says:

    I liked how the book was set up with different topics and programs and the histories of each As a non New Yorker I feel like this gave a pretty good story of New York City and different aspects of public health Although I originally read this for the social determinants parts such as why lead or asthma impact certain groups heavily the West Nile chapter was certainly interesting I liked how in depth the program descriptions were instead of praising everything as a complete success Maybe it was too in depth and political for me because sometimes the programs and oversights got confusing I was surprised that nobody else rated this before because I feel like it's a good public health book

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