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This discusses several multilevel models of health including a comprehensive model of the determinants of health, a multilevel approach to epidemiology, and the Dahlgren-Whitehead model.
APA Ref: National Academy of Sciences. (2003). THE FUTUREOF THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: The National Academic Press.
This article lays out a basic description of multilevel modelling, discusses the problems of alternative approaches, and details the relevance for public health policy before describing which levels are relevant and illustrating the different kinds of hypotheses that can be tested using multilevel modelling.
APA Ref: Leyland A. H. & Groenewegen P. P. (2013).Multilevel modelling and public health policy. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15099032
This article identifies risk factors critical to preventing the childhood obesity epidemic and how risk factors that contribute to obesity are multifactorial.
APA Ref: Dev, D. A., McBride, B. A., Fiese, B. H., Jones, B. L. & Cho, H. (2013). Risk Factors for Overweight/Obesity in Preschool Children: An Ecological Approach. Childhood Obesity, 5. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2012.0150.
This book discusses the history of the ecological model of health.
APA Ref: Glanz, K., Rimer, B. R. & Viswanath, K. (2015). Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice. San Fransisco, California: Jossey-Bass.
Video explaining the Ecological Model of Health
APA Ref: UTHealth School of Public Health. (2017). Intro to the Ecological Model. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=5NNw0GSUR-c