McLaren, L., & Hawe, P. (2005). Ecological perspectives in health research. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 59, 6-14. This article provides a glossary of perspectives, processes, and settings that pertain to an ecological approach in health research.
Nurse, J., & Edmondson‐Jones, P. (2007). A framework for the delivery of public health: an ecological approach. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61(6), 555-558. This article provides a new structure that brings together the multiple components of public health, relates them to key influencing factors and provides greater clarity, balance, and direction for the effective delivery of public health.
Olden, P. C. (2019). Management of healthcare organizations: An introduction (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Read Chapter 9, “Leading: Theories and Models”, and Chapter 10, “Leading: Motivating and Influencing”. Leadership has become ever more important in the administrative process of healthcare organizations. Chapters 9 and 10 review, respectively, various theories and models of leadership and the use of leadership in motivating others and generating initiative.
Sallis, J. F., & Own, N. (2015). Ecological models of health behavior. In K. Glanz, B.K. Rimer, & K. Viswanath (Eds.). (2015). Health behavior: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Wiley. This chapter provides a brief history of ecological models as applied to health behavior. It also describes ecological models as contemporary frameworks for integrating the theories and models that can be used to guide research and applications.
Schettler, T. (2006, September). Toward an ecological view of health: An imperative for the twenty-first century. The Center for Health Design. The article discusses the adoption of recommendations from the Flexner Report, along with other social, cultural, economic, and political forces that helped to shape the trajectory of 20th Century medicine.
White, F. (2015, February). Primary health care and public health: Foundations of universal health systems. Medical Practices and Principles, 24, 103-116. The review explored the prospects for universal and integrated health systems from a global perspective, the role of healthy public policy in achieving population health and the value of the social-ecological model in guiding how best to align the components of an integrated health service.
Moritz, D. (2013, November). 7 Super tips for creating powerful infographics. This website highlights seven elements, or “superpowers,” to consider when planning, creating and sharing infographics that get shared and drive traffic on the visual web.