Commentary: Global action on social determinants of health
Three major crises confront global health: ongoing financial crises, deepening ecological crises, and rapidly escalating income and wealth inequalities within and between nations.
J Public Health Pol 33: 139-147; advance online publication, January 26, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2011.61
Relative risk of cervical cancer in indigenous women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lack of increased risk of early-stage cervical cancer suggests that structural, social, or individual barriers to screening, rather than baseline risk factors, influence increased mortality in indigenous populations.
Marija Vasilevska, Stephanie A Ross, Dionne Gesink, and David N Fisman
J Public Health Pol 33: 148-164; advance online publication, March 1, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.8
Cervical cancer control in India: Taking evidence to action
The authors assess the role of various elements in a comprehensive control program based on India’s experience.
Habib Hasan Farooqui and Sanjay Zodpey
J Public Health Pol 33: 165-172; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.7
Internet cigarette sales and Native American sovereignty: Political and public health contexts
The authors highlight the potential for greater use of intergovernmental agreements to address controversies that surround tobacco sales on the Internet and on Native American reservations.
Kari A Samuel, Kurt M Ribisl, and Rebecca S Williams
J Public Health Pol 33: 173-187; advance online publication, February 23, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.4
Smokers’ perceptions of smokeless tobacco and harm reduction
Survey results help explain continued aversion to the use of smokeless tobacco in efforts to reduce harm from smoking.
Mojgan Sami, David S Timberlake, Russ Nelson, Brittany Goettsch, Naeem Ataian, Penney Libao, and Elanora Vassile
J Public Health Pol 33: 188-201; advance online publication, March 1, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.9
National trends and coding patterns in fall-related mortality among the elderly in the United States
Because good information on deaths caused by falls would be important for prevention policies, the authors try to explain vast differences between states in the United States.
Jordan Maresh, Clare Guse, and Peter Layde
J Public Health Pol 33: 202-214; advance online publication, February 23, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.6
Commentary: Death certificate reporting needs to be fixed
John A Robbins
J Public Health Pol 33: 215-217; advance online publication, February 23, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.5
Roles of pharmacists in expanding access to safe and effective medical abortion in developing countries: A review of the literature Open
How can pharmacists and pharmacies in Africa help improve the availability and safe and effective use of abortion medicines? This article draws on evidence in Africa and elsewhere to suggest a way forward to avoid unnecessary death and harm to women.
Robyn K Sneeringer, Deborah L Billings, Bela Ganatra, and Traci L Baird
J Public Health Pol 33: 218-229; advance online publication, March 8, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.11
Exploring policy compliance of the South African informal milk-producing segment
Because milk produced and stored in unsafe conditions can be dangerous for human health, the authors looked at how well local authorities in South Africa can oversee milk production in the informal sector.
Mike Agenbag, Ryk Lues, and Liezel Lues
J Public Health Pol 33: 230-243; advance online publication, January 19, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2011.59
The manufacture of lifestyle: The role of corporations in unhealthy living
Corporate practices are a dominant influence on lifestyles that shape patterns of health and disease. Modifying business practices that promote unhealthy lifestyles is a promising strategy for improving population health.
J Public Health Pol 33: 244-256; advance online publication, January 19, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2011.60
Decision to evacuate a hospital during an emergency: The safe way or the leader’s way?
Hospital evacuation affects patients, hospital staff, family members, the community, and even the nation; thus consideration of these effects should be integral to risk-assessments and decision-making processes.
Bruria Adini, Daniel Laor, Robert Cohen, and Avi Israeli
J Public Health Pol 33: 257-268; advance online publication, February 9, 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.2