Advances in Human Services and Public Health (AHSPH): 52 Volumes

Advances in Human Services and Public Health (AHSPH): 52 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Jennifer Martin (RMIT University, Australia)
ISSN: 2475-6571|EISSN: 2475-658X
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The well-being of the general public should be a primary concern for any modern civilization. Ongoing research in the field of human services and public healthcare is necessary to evaluate, manage, and respond to the health and social needs of the global population.

The Advances in Human Services and Public Health (AHSPH) book series aims to publish high-quality reference publications focused on the latest methodologies, tools, issues, and strategies for managing the health and social welfare of the public. The AHSPH book series will be especially relevant for healthcare professionals, policy makers, government officials, and students seeking the latest research in this field.

Topics Covered

  • Access to Healthcare Services
  • Assistance Programs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Poverty
  • Public Funding
  • Public Welfare
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work
  • Youth Development

Titles in Series

Legal Frameworks and Educational Strategies for Sustainable Development
Enas Mohammed Alqodsi (United Arab Emirates University, UAE), Asma Khaleel Abdallah (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
Copyright © 2025. 320 pages.
In today's complex world, achieving sustainable development poses a significant challenge. Legal frameworks often need help to keep pace with rapidly evolving en...
Harmonizing Global Efforts in Meeting Sustainable Development Goals
Ali Gökhan Gölçek (Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey), Şeyda Güdek-Gölçek (Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2024. 278 pages.
Navigating the complexities of sustainable development can be daunting amidst the urgent need for global action on climate change and social development. Policies, a...
Challenges, Strategies, and Resiliency in Disaster and Risk Management
Zamokuhle Mbandlwa (Durban University of Technology, South Africa)
Copyright © 2024. 361 pages.
The urgency of effective disaster and risk management has reached unprecedented heights. The looming threat of resource constraints, coupled with the intricate chall...
Analyzing Global Responses to Contemporary Regional Conflicts
Piotr Pietrzak (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Copyright © 2024. 395 pages.
In a world characterized by persistent local and regional conflicts, policymakers and professionals in current affairs and security studies are increasingly challeng...
Examining Corruption and the Sustainable Development Goals
Ibrahim Nandom Yakubu (University for Development Studies, Ghana)
Copyright © 2024. 334 pages.
In global development, corruption entangles many societies, most observably in the vulnerable fabric of developing nations. Examining Corruption and the Sustainable...
Dealing With Regional Conflicts of Global Importance
Piotr Pietrzak (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Copyright © 2024. 411 pages.
Dealing With Regional Conflicts of Global Importance offers a comprehensive examination of the post-Cold War global landscape, focusing on the outbreak and escalatio...
The Role of Health Literacy in Major Healthcare Crises
Vassilios Papalois (Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK), Kyriaki Papalois (Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK)
Copyright © 2024. 326 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows the vital role of accurate and reliable information in public health. Health literacy addresses not only patient needs but also t...
Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives on Infections and Morbidity
P.A. Azeez (Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India), P.P. Nikhil Raj (Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India), R. Mohanraj (Bharathidasan University, India)
Copyright © 2023. 331 pages.
The management of infectious diseases demands a deeper understanding of the ecological and socio-economic drivers and needs a holistic and systematic system-thinking...
Transformation and Efficiency Enhancement of Public Utilities Systems: Multidimensional Aspects and Perspectives
Jordan Gjorchev (International Slavic University, North Macedonia), Samoil Malcheski (International Slavic University, North Macedonia), Tamara Rađenović (University of Niš, Serbia), Dejan Vasović (University of Niš, Serbia), Snežana Živković (University of Niš, Serbia)
Copyright © 2023. 457 pages.
Much remains to be known about public utilities system organization, efficiency, management, legislation, practices, and solutions worldwide, as well as the implicat...
Regulating Human Rights, Social Security, and Socio-Economic Structures in a Global Perspective
Emilia Alaverdov (Georgian Technical University, Georgia), Muhammad Waseem Bari (Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2022. 327 pages.
The social security of a person in the modern world can only be ensured by a purposeful policy and actions of the state and society aimed at achieving it. This requi...
Assessing the Effects of Emerging Plastics on the Environment and Public Health
Sung Hee Joo (University of Seoul, South Korea)
Copyright © 2022. 441 pages.
Plastic pollution has been a growing concern globally, especially under the COVID-19 pandemic due to the use of personal protective equipment. While many engineers a...
Global Dimensions of Democracy and Human Rights: Problems and Perspectives
Nika Chitadze (International Black Sea University, Georgia)
Copyright © 2022. 345 pages.
Democracy and human rights are key focuses in today’s world as countries across the globe attempt to address significant problems within their territories, such as i...
Modern Challenges and Approaches to Humanitarian Engineering
Yiannis Koumpouros (University of West Attica, Greece), Angelos Georgoulas (University of West Attica, Greece), Georgia Kremmyda (University of Warwick, UK)
Copyright © 2022. 321 pages.
The 21st century is associated with a number of environmental, social, and economic challenges spanning from globalization and migration to climate change, global he...
Societal Resilience and Response to Contagious Diseases and Pandemics
Amal Adel Abdrabo (Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt), Aly Abdel Razek Galaby (Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt)
Copyright © 2022. 344 pages.
For the first time in modern human history, the response to a global health crisis was required among all countries no matter their wealth, size, or economic status....
Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems
Kitty F. Cardwell (Oklahoma State University, USA), Keith L. Bailey (Charles River Laboratories, Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2022. 454 pages.
Agriculture is often under the threat of invasive species of animal pests and pathogens that do harm to crops. It is essential to have the best methods and tools ava...
Handbook of Research on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Threats and Impacts of Pandemics
Şahver Omeraki Çekirdekci (Haliç University, Turkey), Özlem İngün Karkış (Doğuş University, Turkey), Suna Gönültaş (Doğuş University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 556 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world to its core. After a brief pause, organizations of all kinds had to adapt to the new circumstances given to them with very litt...
Handbook of Research on Digital Citizenship and Management During Crises
Erdem Öngün (Trakya University, Turkey), Nilüfer Pembecioğlu (Istanbul University, Turkey), Uğur Gündüz (Istanbul University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 440 pages.
Today, individuals and societies of the digital age are no longer constrained by conventional contexts, narratives, settings, and status; they are surrounded and gui...
Smart Cities and Machine Learning in Urban Health
J. Joshua Thomas (UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia), Vasiliki Geropanta (Technical University of Crete, Greece), Anna Karagianni (Technical Chamber of Greece, Greece), Vladimir Panchenko (Russian University of Transport, Russia), Pandian Vasant (MERLIN Research Center, TDTU, Vietnam)
Copyright © 2022. 269 pages.
The perception of smart cities encompasses a strategy that uses different types of technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning and in which, thr...
Public Health and Economic Resiliency in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Kholoud Kahime (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Mustapha Zahir (SAEDD, ESTE, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Mohamed Hadach (SAEDD, ESTE, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan (SAEDD, ESTE, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Blaid Bougadir (Cadi Ayyad University)
Copyright © 2022. 276 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals and caused destabilization of households and business activities. In emerging economies, many sectors and companies, e...
Handbook of Research on Historical Pandemic Analysis and the Social Implications of COVID-19
Antonio Cortijo Ocaña (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Vicent Martines (University of Alicante, Spain)
Copyright © 2022. 353 pages.
The current health situation has been described as chaotic and devastating. Humanity’s trust in the future and in its human capacity to overcome a disaster of such m...
Health Communication Models and Practices in Interpersonal and Media Contexts: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Célia Belim (ISCSP, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Cristina Vaz de Almeida (ISCSP, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 277 pages.
Successful communication can help to prevent health problems, promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles, and overcome health challenges. However, various issues have...
Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Impacts of Population Aging
Yilmaz Bayar (Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 383 pages.
The increases in global wealth and the developments in the field of health have led to decreases in mortality rates, increases in life expectancy, and decreases in f...
Stakeholder Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Global Health Crises
Vikas Kumar (Central University of Haryana, India), Geetika Malhotra (Indira Gandhi University, India)
Copyright © 2021. 304 pages.
A global health crisis creates great uncertainty, high stress, and anxiety within society. During such a crisis, when information is unavailable or inconsistent, and...
Examining and Solving Health Disparities in the United States: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 177 pages.
Disparities in healthcare arise when there is an imbalance between opportunities to achieve optimal healthcare with access, education, and financial means. However,...
Transitioning Healthcare Support in Developing Countries From the US to China: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Leo Eyombo (Howard University, USA), Renee Murray-Bachmann (Northwell Hospital, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 135 pages.
In terms of healthcare, in both the People’s Republic of China and the United States there have been dramatic changes within the past 60 years. The PRC has evolved t...
Practical and Political Approaches to Recontextualizing Social Work
Jacques Boulet (Borderlands Cooperative, Australia), Linette Hawkins (Action Research Issues Association, Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright © 2021. 309 pages.
Currently there is an enduring and changing meaning of social work in a world where new crises are being confronted and new opportunities are arriving in the evolvin...
Examining Gun Regulations, Warning Behaviors, and Policies to Prevent Mass Shootings
Selina E.M. Kerr (Independent Researcher, UK)
Copyright © 2021. 196 pages.
Mass shootings have become more prevalent in the past few decades, especially within the United States. Whilst the United States has suffered from hundreds of mass s...
Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations
Lídia Oliveira (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Federico Tajariol (University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France), Liliana Baptista Gonçalves (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 411 pages.
The contemporary world is characterized by the massive use of digital communication platforms and services that allow people to stay in touch with each other and the...
Epidemiological Research Applications for Public Health Measurement and Intervention
Simon George Taukeni (University of Namibia, Namibia)
Copyright © 2021. 214 pages.
Different levels in health sciences, in particular public health, have acknowledged the significant role of epidemiology methods for early detection of emerging infe...
Global Issues and Innovative Solutions in Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment
Mika Merviö (Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 366 pages.
Despite the development of environmental initiatives, healthcare, and cultural assimilation in today’s global market, significant problems in these areas remain thro...
Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty
H. Carol Greene (East Carolina University, USA), Bryan S. Zugelder (James Madison University, USA), Jane C. Manner (East Carolina University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 525 pages.
Rural poverty encompasses a distinctive deprivation in quality of life related to a lack of educational support and resources as well as unique issues related to geo...
Emerging Trends in Indigenous Language Media, Communication, Gender, and Health
Kehinde Opeyemi Oyesomi (Covenant University, Nigeria), Abiodun Salawu (North-West University, South Africa)
Copyright © 2020. 320 pages.
The importance of communication in health-related matters cannot be overemphasized. Despite modern global advancements, indigenous communication methods assume a lar...
Impact of Textile Dyes on Public Health and the Environment
Khursheed Ahmad Wani (Government Degree College, Bijbehara, India), Nirmala Kumari Jangid (Banasthali Vidyapith, India), Ajmal Rashid Bhat (Government Degree College, Bijbehara, India)
Copyright © 2020. 335 pages.
As society has become increasingly concerned with the protection and preservation of the environment, many industries have been pushed to comply with new policies an...
Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society
César Fonseca (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Manuel José Lopes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), David Mendes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Felismina Mendes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), José García-Alonso (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 323 pages.
Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide. As such, new models of provision, organization, and allocation of resources, particularly in healthcare, are neede...
Cases on Cross-Cultural Counseling Strategies
Bonnie C. King (Midwestern State University, USA), Tiffany A. Stewart (Midwestern State University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 380 pages.
It is essential for counselors and counseling professionals to understand the impact of their personal biases and how these biases can impact the counseling process,...
Environmental Exposures and Human Health Challenges
Paraskevi Papadopoulou (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece), Christina Marouli (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece), Anastasia Misseyanni (Deree – The American College of Greece, Greece)
Copyright © 2019. 449 pages.
Environmental health is an area with significant developments and noteworthy challenges that expand into various disciplines: medicine and public health, sociology a...
Forecasting and Managing Risk in the Health and Safety Sectors
Luisa Dall’Acqua (Scientific Lyceum TCO, Italy & University of Bologna, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 304 pages.
Forecasting new and emerging risks associated with new technologies is a hard and provocative challenge. A wide range of new and modified materials are being made av...
Psycho-Socio-Physical Dimensions of Adolescent Health Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sapna Nanda (Panjab University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 202 pages.
Today’s youth experience a period of major physical, physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes with changing patterns of social interactions and relations...
Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society
Jennifer M. Martin (Swinburne University, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 323 pages.
Mental health and wellbeing has become an increasingly important issue that impacts communities in multiple ways. A critical discussion on the understanding and acce...
Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures
Devi Akella (Albany State University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 349 pages.
Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherh...
Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention
Raj K. Keservani (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Group of Institutions, India), Anil K. Sharma (GD Goenka University, India), Rajesh K. Kesharwani (Nims University Rajasthan, India)
Copyright © 2019. 569 pages.
Current research on health, nutrition, and preventative care will always be in demand. As the battles against ailments such as diabetes and heart disease continue, m...
Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice
Antonio Sandu (Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania), Ana Frunza (LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 328 pages.
Today’s practitioners and researchers are looking, now more than ever, at the ethical issues that are raised through the practice of social work and social services....
Global Perspectives on Human Migration, Asylum, and Security
Christina M. Akrivopoulou (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
Copyright © 2018. 268 pages.
Unstable social climates are causing the displacement of large numbers of people around the world. Thus, the issue of safe replacement arises causing the need for ne...
Nutraceuticals and Innovative Food Products for Healthy Living and Preventive Care
Amit Verma (SDAU, India), Kajal Srivastava (GBPUAT, India), Shivom Singh (ITM University, India), Hukum Singh (Forest Research Institute, India)
Copyright © 2018. 462 pages.
The proper nutrition can aid disease prevention and ensure an overall healthy lifestyle. In nutrition, certain natural and processed foods are particularly useful in...
Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries
Kgomotso H. Moahi (University of Botswana, Botswana), Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Peter Mazebe II Sebina (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2017. 350 pages.
The continuous development of new technologies has led to significant socio-economic advances in modern society. When applied in the medical sector, healthcare deliv...
Examining the Role of Environmental Change on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemics
Maha Bouzid (University of East Anglia, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 327 pages.
Climate change is one of the most widely debated and worrisome topics of our time. As environmental changes become more prevalent, there has been evidence to suggest...
Sexual Misconduct in the Education and Human Services Sector
Christopher Schwilk (Shippensburg University, USA), Rachel Stevenson (Shippensburg University, USA), David Bateman (Shippensburg University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 291 pages.
Creating a safe and trusting environment is a pivotal concern within any professional setting. By increasing awareness and providing accurate information, misbehavio...
Public Health Genomics and International Wealth Creation
E. William Ebomoyi (Chicago State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 463 pages.
In 2003, the secrets of the human genome were cracked open, creating a flurry of anticipation (and more than a little commercial buzz) about the role that genetic mo...
Transforming Public Health in Developing Nations
Mohamud Sheikh (The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Aziza Mahamoud (Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar), Mowafa Househ (King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, College Of Public Health and Health Informatics, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2015. 416 pages.
The rise of globalized business has created a world village wherein ideas and industry transcend national boundaries. Unfortunately, the resulting increase in travel...
Innovative Collaborative Practice and Reflection in Patient Education
Jennifer Lynne Bird (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 308 pages.
The process of patient education allows for patients to think about their health in new ways and for educators and professionals to propose new ways to heal, with th...
Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice
Margaret Pack (Australian Catholic University, Australia), Justin Cargill (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2015. 402 pages.
Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In...
Handbook of Research on Adult and Community Health Education: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies
Viktor Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 485 pages.
Medical breakthroughs and adult literacy have made it easier than ever before to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead a productive and satisfying...

Editorial Advisory Board

Jennifer Martin, RMIT University, Australia

Editorial Advisory Board
Gill Raja, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Jane Miller, Royal Children’s Hospital, Australia
Janki Shankar, University of Calgary, Canada
Lew Hess, RMIT University, Australia
Linette Hawkins, RMIT University, Australia
Ling, How Kee, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Rosaleen Ow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Supriya Pattanayak, Centurion University of Technology and Management, India
Virginia Mansel Lees, La Trobe University, Australia