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Public Health What It Is and How It Works

ISBN-10: 0763754447
ISBN-13: 9780763754440
Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $371.85
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 534
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text will continue to provide students with a clear view of the complex modern U.S. public health system-what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is i

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Author
What Is Public Health?
A Brief History of Public Health in the United States
Images and Definitions of Public Health
Public Health as a System
Unique Features of Public Health
Value of Public Health
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on the History of Public Health in Chicago
Public Health Spotlight on the Control of Infectious Diseases
Health from an Ecological Perspective
Health in the United States
Health, Illness, and Disease
Measuring Health
Influences on Health
Analyzing Health Problems for Causative Factors
Economic Dimensions of Health Outcomes
Healthy People 2010
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on Healthy People 2010 Progress
Public Health Spotlight on Tobacco Use
Public Health and the Health System
Prevention and Health Services
The Health System in the United States
Changing Roles, Themes, and Paradigms in the Health System
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on Managed Care and Public Health
Public Health Spotlight on Access to Health Care
Law, Government, and Public Health
American Government and Public Health
Public Health Law
Governmental Public Health: Federal Health Agencies
Governmental Public Health: State Health Agencies
Governmental Public Health: LHDs
Intergovernmental Relationships
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on the CDC
Public Health Spotlight on Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety
Core Functions and Public Health Practice
Public Health Functions and Practice Before 1990
Public Health Practice and Core Functions After 1990
Post-IOM Report Initiatives
21st Century Community Public Health Practice
Core Function Performance
New Opportunities for Improving Public Health Practice
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on Screening for Antibody to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Public Health Spotlight on Cardiovascular Disease
The Infrastructure of Public Health
Infrastructure, Ingredients, and Inputs
Human Resources in Public Health
Organizational Resources
Information Resources
Fiscal Resources
Healthy People 2010 Infrastructure Objectives
Conclusion
Spotlight on the Public Health System
Public Health Spotlight on Safer and Healthier Foods
Public Health Interventions
Interventions, Programs, and Services
Program Management in Public Health
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on Developing a Program Intervention
Public Health Spotlight on Injury Prevention
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Public Health Roles in Emergency Preparedness and Response
National Public Health Preparedness and Response Coordination
State and Local Preparedness Coordination
Conclusion
Public Health Spotlight on Tabletop Exercises
Public Health Spotlight on Oral Health
Future Challenges for Public Health in America
Lessons from a Century of Progress in Public Health
Limitations of 21st Century Public Health
The Future of Public Health in 1988 and 20 Years Later
Conclusion: The Need for a More Effective Public Health System
Glossary
Index

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