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Understanding the Concept and Practice of Ecosystem Approaches to Health in the Context of Public Health

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dc.contributor.advisor Rajic, Andrijana
dc.contributor.advisor McEwen, Scott Nguyen, Vi 2011-04-26 2011-05-02T14:14:03Z 2011-05-02T14:14:03Z 2011-05-02
dc.description.abstract A scoping study of the published literature was used to describe the concept and practice of ecosystem approaches to health (ecohealth) in the context of public health. Analysis of commentaries identified 24 themes, expressed in a mind map showing interconnections between themes, with a table of explanations. Most (27 of 29) primary research articles did not explicitly explain how ecohealth was applied in their research, suggesting a need for some standardization in reporting ecohealth. Additionally, a case study approach was undertaken to identify enablers and impediments of ecohealth and how concepts were integrated into a research project of health and environmental sanitation in Vietnam. The project’s conceptual framework was aligned with ecohealth concepts, but in practice, a variety of challenges were identified. In future, ecohealth research teams should include a self-investigation of their ecohealth process to facilitate a comparison of theory-to-practice; this may serve as a best practice for ecohealth. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health - Canada (CoPEH-Can) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject ecosystem approaches to human health en_US
dc.subject ecosystem approaches to health en_US
dc.subject ecosystem approaches en_US
dc.subject ecohealth en_US
dc.subject concept en_US
dc.subject practice en_US
dc.subject scoping study en_US
dc.subject scoping review en_US
dc.subject qualitative analysis en_US
dc.subject evaluation en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject environmental sanitation en_US
dc.subject South East Asia en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.title Understanding the Concept and Practice of Ecosystem Approaches to Health in the Context of Public Health en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Population Medicine en_US Master of Science en_US Population Medicine en_US

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