Public Health in Action Practicing in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0763734470

ISBN-13: 9780763734473

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jan K. Carney

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This is the first book that looks at public health, as much art as science. The author draws on real examples with a "behind the scenes" look at the strategy and action that must be undertaken to make
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Book details

List price: $157.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

How do you know if you have succeeded?
Act swiftly to protect the public's health
Know how your house is built
You must earn credibility
Fighting HIV and AIDS - finding community leaders in public health
How do you know if a population is healthy?
Be a guest in their home
How do you keep the balls in the air?
Strike while the iron is hot
Respect the unwritten rules
Always stay on the high road
Have a code of ethics
You must be ready for anything
Don't end up in the recycling bin - communicating health information
The press is not your enemy or your friend
When you think you have seen it all, look again
If the public doesn't understand it, it won't happen
Listen to the children
Anthrax and airplanes
The stinky tubing saga
Is there a doctor in the county?
Regulating nursing homes : community health, individual health, and public resources in an uneasy balance
Clorox and cooling towers
Breaking down barriers to health - insuring the children
Knowledge is power - preventing breast cancer deaths
The great tobacco wars : part 1 - changing our culture around tobacco use
The great tobacco wars : part 2 - how we nearly lost our footing
Rabies - preventing public fatigue about a fatal illness
Bug spray and birdbaths - West Nile virus
Investigating cancer clusters - stepping out from behind the podium
Timing is everything - tattooing and body piercing
Calling in extra help - diarrhea on a dairy farm
Restoring public confidence - strengthening the board of medical pratice
Let the data speak for itself
The devil team
The ten minute rule
When people are angry with you or your department, invite them in
Preventing childhood lead poisoning - using a public health approach
Sometimes the toughest battles are on the inside : assessing and managing environmental risks
House calls in public health
Remember the "public" in public health - distributing KI
Mercury - you can still protect the public when there are things you can't control
Data has no constituency, or does it?
Be there
Controversy is an opportunity to focus your message
Find new ways to involve the public
Don't just preach to the choir
Walking the extra mile for children's health - door-to-door lead screening
Pertussis - if you look, you will find it
A vision for health planning
Outcomes are the bottom line for public health
We must always be prepared
Make partnerships how you do business - preventive health care for children and adolescents
It will take all of us to keep the public healthy
PR (public relations) is not the same as PH (public health)
Consider every day an adventure
Skate to where the puck will be
Two words - public health
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