Public Health Foundations Concepts and Practices

ISBN-10: 0470445874

ISBN-13: 9780470445877

Edition: 2010

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Description: Foundations of Public Health is a concise yet comprehensive text that offers an excellent and engaging introduction to the field of public health. This important resource is an up-to-date introduction to the core concepts and the practices of public health. The book introduces public health in concept and its systems; the foundational tools of data, epidemiology, biostatistics, and key study designs; populations' issues including infectious disease, health behavior, and environmental health plus analytical tools of qualitative research and risk assessment; and how health services are formulated and delivered.

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Book details

List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Deborah Allen is an Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to this, she directed the Maternal and Child Health program in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Tables and Figures
Preface
The Editors and Contributors
Introduction
History, Development, and Organization
History and Development of Public Health
Modern Public Health Systems
Analytic Tools and Methods
Data for Public Health
Epidemiology: Introduction and Basic Concepts
Study Design
Biostatistics
Pharmacoepidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Environmental Health
Risk and Exposure Assessment
Behavior and Health
Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
Qualitative Data and Research Methods in Public Health
Tuberculosis
Health Services and Social Determinants
Health Policy and the U.S. Health Care System
Health Services Research
Health Disparities
Forecasting Public Health
Future of Public Health
Glossary
Index
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