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The Ecological Model in Public Health

Presenter: Marjory Ruderman, MHS
June 2013

This 10-minute video offers a basic-level introduction to the ecological model in public health. The tutorial covers the model’s history, key elements, and use.

  

Works Cited in the Tutorial

Fielding, Teutsch, Breslow. A Framework for Public Health in the United States. Public Health Reviews, Vol. 32, No 1, 174-189

Institute of Medicine. Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.

Institute of Medicine. The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2002.

Frieden. A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid. American Journal of Public Health. 2010 April; 100(4): 590–595.

Suggested Further Reading

Determinants of Health

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/DOHAbout.aspx

Social Determinants of Health

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicId=39

Application of the Ecological Model in Public Health

Fielding, Teutsch, Breslow. A Framework for Public Health in the United States. Public Health Reviews, Vol. 32, No 1, 174-189.

Friedman and Startfield. Models of Population Health: Their Value for US Public Health Practice, Policy, and Research. American Journal of Public Health. 2003 March; 93(3): 366–369.

Evolution of the Ecological Model in Public Health

Richard, Gauvin, and Raine. Ecological Models Revisited: Their Uses and Evolution in Health Promotion Over Two Decades. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2011. 32:307–26.

Evans and Stoddart. Consuming Research, Producing Policy? American Journal of Public Health. 2003;93:371–379.

Monica L. Wendel, Kenneth R. McLeroy "Ecological Approaches". In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public Health.


 

 

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