A house is a family?s refuge, yet the air in the average American home is up to ten times more polluted than air just outside. This shocking statistic highlights an inescapable truth of modern life: our homes have become unhealthy places! With The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home, readers will uncover the hidden dangers of their house, and learn how to neutralize the toxins, radiation, and chemicals that threaten the average house. The book includes: ? Instant fi x checklists that will immediately make the house a safer place ? Information on applying these principles to cars, workplaces, and even schools ? Foods that fi ght back against cancer and toxin exposure Whether readers make every fi x or just a targeted few, the decisive steps in The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home will result in a safer, more comfortable, and more livable home for readers and their families. AUTHOR: Lisa Stockwell is a writer and editor with a background in healthy and sustainable home design. She was editor-in-chief of Homeowner?s Resource, a San Francisco-based home improvement magazine, and, over six years, steered the magazine?s focus to eco-friendly and healthy living. She has written feature articles on healthy lifestyles and the environment for various organizations and publications. SELLING POINTS: ? Includes home fix prioritization checklists that are ranked on the projected health impact of making the fix, rather than the timeline associated with it. ? Includes activities designed to teach your children about the principles of a healthy home, and what they can do to protect themselves while they are away from the house ? The idea of the ?healthy home? free from toxins and other dangers is rapidly becoming a mainstream phenomenon. In the month of April alone, this idea of the healthy home has been featured on Oprah and CNN ? Everything home and garden titles have sold more than 350,000 copies!
Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private sector in developing countries is tapped to deliver health care services to poor and under-served sections of society through collaborative arrangements with the government. Having emerged as a key reform initiative, aspects of public-private partnership are examined such as the genesis of private sector partnerships, the ways in which the private sector is encouraged to deliver public health services, and the models and formats that make such partnerships possible.
Based on in-depth case studies from different states of India and drawing on experiences in other countries, the authors analyse challenges, opportunities and benefits of implementing public-private partnerships and explore whether partnership with the private sector can be designed to deliver health care services to the poor as well as the consequences for beneficiaries.
This book will be of interest to scholars of public policy and development administration, health policy and development economics as well as South Asian Studies.
There is widespread recognition that the most powerful determinants of health today are to be found in social, economic and cultural circumstances. These include: ecnomic growth, income distribution, consumption, work oganisation, unemployment and job insecurity, social and family structure, education and deprivation, and they are all aspects of 'social organisation'. In ^Health and Social Organisation leading British and North American researchers who bring together an invaluable collection of data on these issues, draw from the social sciences, epidemiology and biology.
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