Global health and global aging / Mary Robinson ... [et al.], editors ; foreword by Robert N. Butler.

Contributor(s): Robinson, Mary, 1944-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007Edition: 1st editionDescription: xxiii, 373 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9780787988104 (cloth); 0787988103 (cloth)Other title: Global health & aging [Cover title]Subject(s): World health | Population aging -- Health aspects | Aging | World Health | Health Policy | Health Services for the Aged | Internationality | Population DynamicsDDC classification: 362.1 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
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Contents

Part One: The World and Its Aging Population
1. World Policies on Aging and the United Nations by Alexandre Siderenko
2. Population Aging: A Global Overview by Mary Beth Weinberger
3. The World Health Organization and Global Aging by Alex Kalache
4. Leadership and Governance Challenges for Global Health and Aging by Derek Yach
5. Perception of Aging in Different Cultures by Frank Eyetsemitan

Part Two: Countries with High Rates of Longevity
6. Healthy Aging in Denmark? by Bjarne Hastrup
7. Challenges of Longevity: The International Longevity Centre-France Perspective by Françoise Forette and Marie-Anne Brieu
8. Healthy Aging in Finland by Pekka Puska
9. Healthy Aging in Germany by Ulla Schmidt
10. Healthy Aging from 70 to 100+ in Germany: Lessons from the Berlin Aging Study by Jacqui Smith and Paul Baltes
11. Challenges of Productive Aging in Japan by Shigeo Morioka
12. Healthy Aging in the Netherlands by C.I.J.M. Ross-van Dorp
13. Aging in Spain: Working Toward Creating New Rights in the Welfare State by Jose; Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
14. Health and Aging in Sweden by Barbro Westerholm
15. Aging in the United Kingdom by Sally Greengross
16. Healthy Aging in the United States by Jeanette Takamura

Part Three: Countries Facing Rapid Population Aging in the Next 20–30 Years
17. Health and Aging in Africa by Nana Apt
18. Aging of Populations: Is China’s Pattern Unique? by Lincoln Chen and Lingling Zhang
19. Health and aging in India
20. Health and aging in Eastern Mediterrean Region
21. Health and Aging in Russia Vladimir Kh. Khavinson and Olga N. Mikhailova
22. Health and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean by Enrique Vega

Part Four: Leaders in Research and Innovative Programs
23. The Biology of Aging: Current Research and Expected Future Gains by George Martin and Joshua Lederberg
24. Exceptional Longevity by Thomas Perls and Dellara Terry
25. Cities, Sociodiversity, and Strategy by Jaime Lerner
26. Creating a Healthy Environment for Aging Populations by Gloria Gutman
27. How Government, Business, and Social Sector Partnerships Can Finance Programs for the Aging by A. James Forbes, Jr.
28. Policies and Practices Affecting Health and Longevity of People with Disabilities: Lessons from the United Kingdom by Hector Medora and Angela Hassiotis
29. Keeping People Active: Continuing Education Programs That Work by Julia Preece and Brian Findsen
30. Longevity’s Impact on Retirement Security by C. Robert Henrikson
31. Improving Health Care in America: Lessons Learned from the Global Village by William Novelli

Part Five: Epilogue: The Road Ahead
32. Epilogue: The Road Ahead by Erik Olsen

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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