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Principles of Public Health Practice, 3rd Edition

  • F. Douglas Scutchfield San Diego University
  • William Keck
  • ISBN-10: 1418067253  |  ISBN-13: 9781418067250
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1997
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 248.95
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About

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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

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?

What's New

  • 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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418067261 | ISBN-13: 9781418067267)

The Online Companion (OLC) provides additional course content, study aids, and sample test questions to help students succeed in the course. Many Online Companions also contain critical-thinking questions, activities, and web links. Our entire library of Online Companions can be easily accessed through http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions.

Health Politics and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1418014281 | ISBN-13: 9781418014285)

The fourth edition of Health Politics and Policy examines the political arena in which United States health care policies are made, and provides a framework for understanding how the process works. This book conveys the excitement of health care politics and covers the issues facing the American health care system. Factors that shape health policy are discussed in detail, including values, private players, and government, as well as the resulting dynamic of these forces. A comparison of the U.S. system to others offers a foundation for understanding our system within an international context.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

Health Services Research Methods  (ISBN-10: 1428352295 | ISBN-13: 9781428352292)

Written with an emphasis on health services delivery and management, Health Services Research Methods balances classic and current models and methodology. It showcases approaches to measuring the relevant structure, process, and outcome variables that can be used to address efficiency and equity issues in health care services delivery. Emerging health services research tools and skills are included as well as implications for practice.

List Price = $203.95  | CengageBrain Price = $203.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.25

Introduction to Health Services  (ISBN-10: 1418012890 | ISBN-13: 9781418012892)

The seventh edition of Introduction to Health Services builds upon its reputation as a classic book written by nationally recognized authors. This new edition addresses the increasing pressure to improve the efficiency of the nation’s health care system and to provide an adequate level of health care for all Americans. The seventh edition reflects the revolutionary changes in the practice of clinical medicine, government policy, information technology, and health care cost containment. In-depth information in the areas of health care finance, health care access, managed care, and insurance and home health is also provided. Research and statistics throughout make this book the premier reference for understanding all the services that compose the health care landscape.

List Price = $293.95  | CengageBrain Price = $293.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $221.00

Student Supplements

Health Politics and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1418014281 | ISBN-13: 9781418014285)

The fourth edition of Health Politics and Policy examines the political arena in which United States health care policies are made, and provides a framework for understanding how the process works. This book conveys the excitement of health care politics and covers the issues facing the American health care system. Factors that shape health policy are discussed in detail, including values, private players, and government, as well as the resulting dynamic of these forces. A comparison of the U.S. system to others offers a foundation for understanding our system within an international context.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

Health Services Research Methods  (ISBN-10: 1428352295 | ISBN-13: 9781428352292)

Written with an emphasis on health services delivery and management, Health Services Research Methods balances classic and current models and methodology. It showcases approaches to measuring the relevant structure, process, and outcome variables that can be used to address efficiency and equity issues in health care services delivery. Emerging health services research tools and skills are included as well as implications for practice.

List Price = $203.95  | CengageBrain Price = $203.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.25

Introduction to Health Services  (ISBN-10: 1418012890 | ISBN-13: 9781418012892)

The seventh edition of Introduction to Health Services builds upon its reputation as a classic book written by nationally recognized authors. This new edition addresses the increasing pressure to improve the efficiency of the nation’s health care system and to provide an adequate level of health care for all Americans. The seventh edition reflects the revolutionary changes in the practice of clinical medicine, government policy, information technology, and health care cost containment. In-depth information in the areas of health care finance, health care access, managed care, and insurance and home health is also provided. Research and statistics throughout make this book the premier reference for understanding all the services that compose the health care landscape.

List Price = $293.95  | CengageBrain Price = $293.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $221.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

F. Douglas Scutchfield

Professor of Public Health San Diego University

William Keck

Director of Health, City of Akron.