Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Executive Summary
Areas of Action and Change
Findings and Recommendations
Assuring America's Health
Achievement and Disappointment
Health as a Social and Political Undertaking
Issues That May Shape the Nation's Health Status
The Public Health System and Its Key Actors
Present and Future Changes Needed for a Healthy Nation
Broad Trends Influencing the Nation's Health
Concluding Observations
Understanding Population Health and Its Determinants
A Population Perspective
The Physical Environment as a Determinant of Health
The Social Determinants of Health
Population-Level Preventive Interventions
The Public Health System in Action: A Scenario
Concluding Observations
The Governmental Public Health Infrastructure
Prior Assessments of the Public Health Infrastructure
The Role of Governments in Public Health: An Overview and Legal Framework
The Federal Public Health Infrastructure
Critical Components of the Public Health Infrastructure
Financing the Public Health Infrastructure
Concluding Observations
The Community
Defining the Community
Community-Based Collaboration
Framework for Collaborative Community Action on Health
Evaluating and Researching Community Health Improvement
Sustaining Community Action on Health
Concluding Observations
The Health Care Delivery System
Access to Health Care
Neglected Care
Problems in Quality of Care
Capacity of the Health Care System to Serve the Population
Collaboration with Governmental Public Health Agencies
Collaboration with Other Public Health System Actors
Implications of Growing Health Care Costs
Concluding Observations
Employers and Business
Employers' Role in Health Insurance Coverage
Employers' Role in Assuring Health Care Quality
Employer Interest in Promoting the Health of Employees: A Rationale for Corporate Investment in Health
Role of Businesses and Industries in Promoting a Healthy Environment
A Case for Improving the Health and Well-Being of Communities
Concluding Observations
News Media and the National Public Agenda
News Media as a Catalyst to Promote Health at the Community Level
News Media Coverage and Health Information
Media and Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns: Theory, Evaluation, and Research Needs
Concluding Observations
Education and Training
Concluding Observations
Models of Health Determinants
Models for Collaborative Planning in Communities
Recommendations from The Future of Public Health
Healthy People 2010 Objectives for the Public Health Infrastructure
Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions
Data-Gathering Activities
Agendas for Public Committee Meetings
Committee Biographies
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