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Overview

Widely quoted throughout the industry, Principles of Public Health Practice is written by nationally recognized experts in their fields, including a foreword by C. Everett Koop. Extremely well-referenced, this book is essential for anyone involved in the management or provision of public health systems today and into the future. The third edition emphasizes evidence-based practice and the science that underscores what is currently known about effective public health practice. Additionally, the content is closely correlated with the 10 essential public health services to reflect the accepted definition of public health and illustrate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for the broad practice of public health.

F. Douglas Scutchfield, San Diego University

Professor of Public Health San Diego University

William Keck,

Director of Health, City of Akron.
  • Three new chapters on the making of public health policy, public health ethics, and public health preparedness
  • A correlation grid outlines the public health core competencies and how they map to each chapter
  • Key terms within each chapter highlight important terminology
  • An appendix that defines and describes evidence-based public health practice
  • Study questions help reinforce chapter concepts
  • Comprehensive coverage of current topics such as infectious disease control, environmental health, prevention effectiveness, reducing tobacco use, and global health
  • Includes areas such as dental public health not frequently found in other public health texts
PART I: THE BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
1: Concepts and Definitions of Public Health Practice.
2: History and Development of Public Health.
3: Context for Contemporary Public Health Practice.
4: The Determinants of Health.
5: Public Health Policy and the Policy-Making Process.
6: The Legal Basis for Public Health.
7: Public Health Ethics.
PART II: SETTINGS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE.
8: The Federal Contribution to Public Health.
9: The State Public Health Department.
10: The Local Health Department.
PART III: TOOLS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE.
11: Health Data Management for Public Health.
12: Community Health Assessment.
13: Prevention Effectiveness.
14: Theories and Structures of Public Health Behavior.
15: The Management of Public Health Organizations.
16: Performance Measurement and Management in Public Health.
17: Public Health Workforce.
18: Leadership in Public Health Practice
PART IV: THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES.
19: Chronic Disease Control.
20 : Infectious Disease Control.
21: Public Health Preparedness.
22: Environmental Health in Public Health.
23: Primary Care and Public Health.
24: Maternal and Child Health.
25: Injury Control.
26: Oral Diseases: The Neglected Epidemic.
27: The Public Health Laboratory.
28: Global Health in the 21st Century.
PART V: THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE.
29: The Future of Public Health.
APPENDICES:
Appendix A: Major National Public Health Professional Associations.
Appendix B: Core Competencies for Public Health Practice
Appendix C: What does every public health professional need to know about evidence-based practice?

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  • ISBN-10: 1418067253
  • ISBN-13: 9781418067250
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $112.50
  • RETAIL $149.95

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