Title: Pandemic of chronic diseases, its roots and policy development

Authors: Alexander Gorobets

Addresses: Management Department, Sevastopol National Technical University, Streletskaya Bay, Sevastopol 99053, Ukraine

Abstract: In this paper, an up-to-date problem of chronic diseases and mental disorders is considered at the global scale and its major socio-economic and environmental roots are identified (excessive consumerism, stressful unhealthy lifestyle, undeveloped social services, pollution). The specific institutional (public arts, sports facilities and recreational areas for systemic human development, eco-villages system), economic (changing consumption and production models, eco-taxation) and educational (shaping of socio-ecological values) policy reforms are developed to address this problem at personal and governmental levels.

Keywords: chronic diseases; socio-economics; consumerism; education; changed values; systemic development; human development; physical activity; pandemics; mental disorders; environmental factors; stressful lifestyles; unhealthy lifestyles; stress; undeveloped services; social services; pollution; public arts; sports facilities; recreational areas; eco-villages; ecology; consumption models; production models; eco-taxation; taxes; socio-ecological values; policy reforms; institutional reforms; educational policies; personal responsibilities; central government; society; systems science; health; disease; natural environment; longevity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2011.043210

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2011 Vol.3 No.4, pp.325 - 332

Available online: 20 Oct 2011 *

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