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📒An Introduction To Community Public Health ✍ James F. McKenzie
📝An Introduction to Community Public Health Book Synopsis : The Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.
📒An Introduction To Community Public Health ✍ James F. McKenzie
📝An Introduction to Community Public Health Book Synopsis : Now with a new full color design and art program, the Eighth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. A robust pedagogy helps students understand and retain key learning objectives and better prepare for class.
📒An Introduction To Community Health ✍ James McKenzie
📝An Introduction to Community Health Book Synopsis : Now in its Seventh Edition, An Introduction to Community Health is a mainstay in community health education, and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. This best-selling text features the latest trends and statistics in community health, covering such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, it incorporates a variety of pedagogical elements that assist and encourage students to understand complex community health issues. New to the Seventh Edition -Details on the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform law passed in March 2010 -The importance of immunizations and needle exchange programs in the prevention of communicable disease -The latest information about school wellness policies and an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for curriculum review and development -Information on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA oversight of tobacco products -Natural- and human-generated environmental disasters and how communities respond to them -Discussion of distracted driving, including texting and e-mailing while driving -New court rulings concerning restriction of firearms on college campuses (Utah) and in cities (Chicago), and the ramifications for community safety
📒An Introduction To Community Health Brief Edition ✍ James F. McKenzie
📝An Introduction to Community Health Brief Edition Book Synopsis : A Condensed Version of the Bestselling Classic Health TextAn Introduction to Community Health Brief Edition is a condensed and fully updated version of the bestselling classic health text. It is ideally suited for students in Health Education, Nursing, and Social Work programs. Like the full-length text, the condensed edition provides comprehensive coverage of epidemiology, adolescent and child health, health and safety in the workplace, environmental health, and minority and elder health. This is the only condensed community health text on the market and is suitable for institutions with shorter academic terms.Key pedagogical features such as chapter objectives, review questions, key terms, and a full glossary can also be found within the brief edition. Access to the robust companion website is included with the purchase of each new textbook. Key features of the brief edition include:* Extensive information on community-health related issues, including maternal, infant and child health; adolescent health, and elder and minority health* Full coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)* Discussion around the epidemic of deaths resulting from the nonmedical use and abuse of prescription analgesics * Environmental concerns around the earthquake, tsunami and the disabled nuclear power plant in Japan* A full suite of ancillary materials, including Practice Quizzes, Flashcards, Web Links and an Interactive Glossary can be found on the companion website
📒An Introduction To Community Development ✍ Rhonda Phillips
📝An Introduction to Community Development Book Synopsis : Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts. An Introduction to Community Development shows how planners can utilize local economic interests and integrate finance and marketing considerations into their strategy. Most importantly, the book is strongly focused on outcomes, encouraging students to ask: what is best practice when it comes to planning for communities, and how do we accurately measure the results of planning practice? This newly revised and updated edition includes: increased coverage of sustainability issues, discussion of localism and its relation to community development, quality of life, community well-being and public health considerations, and content on local food systems. Each chapter provides a range of reading materials for the student, supplemented with text boxes, a chapter outline, keywords, and reference lists, and new skills based exercises at the end of each chapter to help students turn their learning into action, making this the most user-friendly text for community development now available.
📒Introduction To Community And Public Health ✍ Manoj Sharma
📝Introduction to Community and Public Health Book Synopsis : Learn the basics of the five core areas of community and public health Introduction to Community and Public Health covers the basics in each area of community and public health as identified by the Association of Schools of Public Health. In a student-friendly approach, authors Manoj Sharma, Paul W. Branscum, and Ashutosh Atri discuss epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and healthy policy and management. Written to serve both graduate and undergraduate public health students, as well as to help prepare for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and Master certified in Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exam, the book covers each of these five core disciplines, plus other important topics such as: Population dynamics and control Air, water, and noise pollution, and other environmental issues Program planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation Systems thinking and leadership in community and public health Students will gain insight into the descriptive, inferential, and analytical aspects of community and public health, as well as models, methods, and theories in health education and health promotion. Introduction to Community and Public Health provides the foundation necessary to build the skills of tomorrow's community and public health leaders.
📒Introduction To Public Health ✍ Mary-Jane Schneider
📝Introduction to Public Health Book Synopsis : New to the Third Edition: New or expanded sections covering: Pandemic Flu Response to Hurricane Katrina FDA Regulation of Tobacco Promoting Physical Activity Poisoning (now the #2 cause of injury death) Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries National Children's Study Coal Ash and other unregulated waste from power plants Medical errors Information Technology New information/discussion on: H1N1 swine flu Conflicts of interest in drug trials Problems in planning for the 2010 census Genomic medicine Cell phones/texting while driving National birth defects prevention study The new HPV vaccine controversy Lead paint in toys imported from china Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates The recent Salmonella outbreak in Peanut Butter Contaminated drug imports from China Managed care efforts to control medical costs Evaluation of Healthy People 2010 and planning for Healthy People 2020 New examples including: Andrew Speaker/Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis Football players and increased risk for dementia later in life.
📒An Introduction To Community And Primary Health Care ✍ Diana Guzys
📝An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care Book Synopsis : To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing and nurse practitioners, reflecting the dynamic nature of community health care practice. Learning objectives, reflective and critical thinking questions, case studies and further reading consolidate understanding of key concepts. Students and instructors can also find comprehensive supplementary resources on the companion website. With each author writing in their areas of expertise, this practical resource equips students with the tools they will need as community and primary health care professionals working in a diverse range of settings across Australia and New Zealand.
📒An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology ✍ Susan Carr
📝An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology Book Synopsis : The contents are not specifically nursing orientated but very neatly balanced to be of relevance to all working in the public health arena...the book is well written, the language is clear, and the concepts clearly and simply explained and easily understood Journal of Biosocial Science What are epidemiology and public health? What is the nature of public health evidence and knowledge? What strategies can be used to protect and improve health? The second edition of this bestselling book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology. It presents a broad, interactive account of contemporary public health, placing an emphasis on developing public health skills and stimulating the reader to think through the issues for themselves. The new edition features additional material on: Historical perspectives Public health skills for practice Evaluation of public health interventions The nature of evidence and public health knowledge Translating policy and evidence into practice An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiologyis key reading for students of public health and healthcare professionals, including: nurses, doctors, community development workers and public health workers.
📒An Introduction To Global Health Ethics ✍ Andrew D. Pinto
📝An Introduction to Global Health Ethics Book Synopsis : The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in how health and illness are viewed, and obtaining individual and community consent in research. This introductory textbook supports students to understand and work through key areas of concern, assisting them in moving towards a more critical view of global health practise. Divided into two sections covering the theory and practice of global health ethics, the text begins by looking at definitions of global health and the field’s historical context. It draws on anti-colonial perspectives concepts, developing social justice and solidarity as key principles to guide students. The second part focuses on ethical challenges students may face in clinical experiences or research. Topics such as working with indigenous communities, the politics of global health governance, and the ethical challenges of advocacy are explored using a case study approach. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics includes recommended resources and further readings, and is ideal for students from a range of disciplines – including public health, medicine, nursing, law and development studies – who are undertaking undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics or placements overseas.
📒Minority Populations And Health ✍ Thomas A. LaVeist
📝Minority Populations and Health Book Synopsis : "The text is state-of-the-art in its analysis of health disparities from both domestic and international perspectives. Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States is a welcome addition to the field because it widens access to the complex issues underlying the health disparities problem. "-- Preventing Chronic Disease/CDC, October 2005 "This is a very comprehensive, evidence-based book dealing with the health disparities that plague the United States. This is a welcome and valuable addition to the field of health care for minority groups in the United States."-- Doody's Publishers Bulletin, August 2005 "Health isn’t color-blind. Racial minorities disproportionately suffer from some diseases, but experts say race alone doesn’t completely account for the disparities. Newsweek's Jennifer Barrett Ozols spoke with Thomas LaVeist, director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of the upcoming book, "Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the U.S." (Jossey-Bass) about race and medicine. "-- MSNBC/Newsweek interview with author Thomas L. LaVeist, February 2005 "The book is readable and organized to be quickly read with specifics readily retrievable. It is comprehensive and visual."-- Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2005 Minority Populations and Health is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services. Instructors material available at http://www.minorityhealth.com
📒The New Public Health ✍ Theodore H. Tulchinsky
📝The New Public Health Book Synopsis : Linking classical public health and intervention with evolving healthcare strategies and policies for the 21st century, The New Public Health provides a broad perspective on current issues & the kinds of solutions & expectations needed in the future.
📒Introduction To Community And Public Health ✍ R. R. Pinger
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📒Community Health Education Settings Roles And Skills ✍ Mark J. Minelli
📝Community Health Education Settings Roles and Skills Book Synopsis : Now in its Fifth Edition, Community Health Education: Settings, Roles, and Skills has been a mainstay in public health education and has been used to train thousands in the field. This thorough revision features all new information on the latest concepts and strategies in health education. Each chapter will include a new section “Field Site Experiences”. These examples will provide real life experiences matching the chapter content material helping students connect theory with practice. Tips from “Practicing Health Educators” will also provide working examples from people with years of field experience. New public health challenges such as emergency response, Avian Flu, SARS, and designer drugs of abuse, have been woven into appropriate chapter materials. An all new chapter on creativity has also been added.
📒Health And Sustainability ✍ Tee L. Guidotti
📝Health and Sustainability Book Synopsis : This text examines the many connections between health and sustainability: from how sustainability initiatives enhance health to how health supports sustainability goals. It begins by nailing down a definition of sustainability and sketching the history of ideas in both sustainability and health and how they fit together. The book also provides practical frameworks for understanding complicated sustainability issues.
📒Contemporary Health Studies ✍ Louise Warwick-Booth
📝Contemporary Health Studies Book Synopsis : Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions. The book’s diverse content is usefully divided into three main parts. Part one sets the scene looking closely at the definition of health studies and the debates surrounding the concept of health. Part two explores different disciplines underpinning Health Studies including chapters such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and health promotion. Part three of the book explores the determinants of health and contains chapters on individual factors influencing health, policy influences on health, public health and the global context of health. Each chapter: Opens with a list of key learning outcomes; Contains topical learning tasks; Poses questions for reflection and debate; Provides an in-depth case study to summarise the key arguments made. Carefully chosen tables, figures and photographs bring the text to life, whilst the companion web-site offers additional learning resources for both students and lecturers alike. Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction is an essential guide for undergraduate health students written by three authors who have a wealth of teaching experience in this subject area. Their book will inspire readers to consider the human experience of health within contemporary global society as it is mediated by individual, societal and global contexts.
📒Introduction To Air Pollution Science ✍ Professor Department of Medicine University of California Irvine Irvine California Robert F Phalen
✍Author : Professor Department of Medicine University of California Irvine Irvine California Robert F Phalen
♛Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
♣Release Date : 2012-01-11
✿Pages : 333
♠ISBN : 9781449682767
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝Introduction to Air Pollution Science Book Synopsis : This unique textbook examines the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution including the relevant toxicology and epidemiology. It provides a foundation for the sampling and analysis of air pollutants as well as an understanding of international air quality regulations. Written for upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in air pollution, the book is also a valuable desk reference for practicing professionals who need to have a broad understanding of the topic. Key features: - Provides the most up-to-date coverage of the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution. - Offers a broader examination of air pollution topics, beyond just the meteorological and engineering aspects of air pollution. - Includes the following Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank. The Phalens have put together a timely book on a critically important topic that affects all of us -- air pollution and they do so in a new and highly relevant way: they consider the broad societal health impacts from a fundamental science viewpoint. The epidemiology, toxicology, and risks of air pollutants are included, and ethical issues of concern are highlighted. This book is a must-read for students who wish to become professionals in the air quality field and for students of environmental science whose work includes air pollution issues. The book is a significant contribution to the discipline." - Cliff I. Davidson, Director, Center for Sustainable Engineering; Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University "Truly, human well-being and public health in the 21st century may hinge on our ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm responsible management of air pollution. This timely, informative, and insightful text provides a solid introduction for students and a technically sound handbook for professionals seeking literacy and critical thinking, real-life examples, understanding (not just rote applications), opportunities for continuous improvement, and modern tools for assessing and managing current and evolving air pollution challenges." - Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH Aerosol and health science researcher, author, and editor"
📒Essentials Of Management And Leadership In Public Health ✍ Chair Department of Health Services Management and Leadership and Director Wertlieb Educational Institute for Long Term Care Management Milken Institute School of Public Health the George Washington University Robert E Burke
✍Author : Chair Department of Health Services Management and Leadership and Director Wertlieb Educational Institute for Long Term Care Management Milken Institute School of Public Health the George Washington University Robert E Burke
♛Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
♣Release Date : 2011-01-28
✿Pages : 180
♠ISBN : 9781449636159
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health Book Synopsis : Driven by recent events and new trends, public health training increasingly requires new and more advanced information leadership and management skills drawn from business, industry, education, and government. This text offers basic foundation for students entering the field of public health management with a specific focus on developing knowledge and skills in the cross cutting competency domains identified by the ASPH. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."
📒Fostering Sustainable Behavior ✍ Doug McKenzie-Mohr
📝Fostering Sustainable Behavior Book Synopsis : Preface xChapter 1 - Fostering Sustainable Behavior 1Regulation 8Information 8Changing Attitudes to Influence Behavior 9Promoting Economic Self-Interest 11Community-Based Social Marketing: An Overview 15Chapter 2 - Uncovering Barriers and Benefits 19Three Steps for Uncovering Barriers and Benefits 201. Literature Review 20Conducting a Literature Search 212. Qualitative Research 23Observational Studies 23Observational Example: Recycling in a Public Area 23Focus Groups 27Example: What questions matter? 283. Survey 30Some Closing Thoughts 43Chapter 3 - Commitment: From Good Intentions to Action 46Understanding Commitment 48Commitment and Sustainable Behavior 49Building Commitment into Your Program 53A Checklist for Using Commitment 58Examples: Using Commitment to Foster Sustainable Behavior 59Waste Reduction 59Energy Conservation 59Water Conservation 59Transportation 60Chapter 4 - Prompts: Remembering to Act Sustainably 61Prompts and Sustainable Behavior 61Prompts and Source Reduction 64Building Prompts into Your Program 65A Checklist for Using Prompts 66Examples: Using Prompts to Foster Sustainable Behavior 67Waste Reduction 67Energy Conservation 68Water Conservation 69Transportation 70Chapter 5 - Norms: Building Community Support 71Social Norms and Sustainable Behavior 73Using Norms Effectively 76A Checklist for Using Norms 80Examples: Using Norms to Foster Sustainable Behavior 80Waste Reduction 80Energy Conservation 81Water Conservation 81Transportation 81Chapter 6 - Communication: Creating Effective Messages 82Use Captivating Information 84Suggestions for Presenting Information Vividly 86Know Your Audience 87Use a Credible Source 89Frame your Message 90Carefully Consider the Use of Threatening Messages 90Decide on a One-Sided versus Two-Sided Message 92Make your Message Specific 93Make Your Message Easy to Remember 93Provide Personal or Community Goals 95Emphasize Personal Contact 95Model Sustainable Behavior 96Foster Social Diffusion 96Community Block Leaders 97Provide Feedback 99A Checklist for Effective Communications 101Chapter 7 - Incentives: Enhancing Motivation to Act 103Incentives and Waste Reduction 103User Fees and Waste Reduction 104Beverage Deposits 105Incentives and Energy Efficiency 106Incentives and Transportation 107Creating Effective Incentives 110Closely Pair the Incentive and the Behavior 110Use Incentives to Reward Positive Behavior 110Make the Incentive Visible 111Be Cautious about Removing Incentives 111Prepare for People?s Attempts to Avoid the Incentive 112Consider the Size of the Incentive 113Examples: Using Incentives to Foster Sustainable Behavior 114Waste Reduction 114Energy Conservation 114Water Conservation 114Transportation 115Chapter 8 - Removing External Barriers 116Examples of External Barriers to Sustainable Behaviors 119Waste Reduction 119Energy Conservation 120Water Conservation 121Transportation 121Chapter 9 - Design & Evaluation: Building Effective Programs 122Design and Evaluation: An Example 123Focus Groups 125Pilot 126Community Implementation and Evaluation 128Design and Evaluation Principles 129Guidelines for Selecting Consultants 131Public Consultation 133The Final Report: Getting the Word Out 135Chapter 10 - Concluding Thoughts 136Overcoming Resistance in Yourself 136Overcoming Resistance Among Colleagues 137Going Forward 139References 140Quick Reference: Community-Based Social Marketing 150Identifying Barriers 150Tools of Befavior Change 153 Design and Evaluation 159About the Authors 161
📒Global Health 101 ✍ Richard Skolnik
📝Global Health 101 Book Synopsis : Global Health 101, Second Edition (formerly titled Essentials of Global Health) is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence. While the book offers a global perspective, particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and disadvantaged people. Global Health 101 builds on the success of an introductory global health course taught by the author at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services and is ideally suited for the the Association of American Colleges and Universities recommended course by the same name. The text is accompanied by a wealth of instructor’s resources, as well as a robust companion website with videos, presentations, and references intended to help both teachers and students. Richard Skolnik is the winner of numerous honors for teaching, has taught global health for 8 years, and has more than 30 years of experience as a global health practitioner in multilateral, university, and NGO settings. He has been actively involved in dealing with critical issues in global health at country level and at the highest levels of international health policy making. Learn more about the author. “Richard Skolnik's Essentials of Global Health is so comprehensive that it will be key reading in international health. In accessible language, he explains why good health is crucial to economic development, what indicators help track changes in global health, and requirements for good health systems. Approaches to solving world health problems must be under pinned by good ethics and human rights guidelines, he says, and local practices and cultures must not be ignored. Skolnik looks in detail at children's and women's health, and at the different challenges of tackling communicative and non-communicative disease in developing countries. He also maps out the key players in global health and looks ahead to future challenges.” —The Lancet, October 2007 The book is organized in four parts: - Principles, Measurements, and the Health-Development Link: The principles of Global Health; Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends; and Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy. - Cross-Cutting Global Health Themes: Human Rights, Ethics, and Global Health; An Introduction to Health Systems; and Culture and Health. - The Burden of Disease: The Environment and Health; Nutrition and Health; Women’s Health; Child Health; Infectious Diseases; Non-Communicable Diseases; and Unintentional Injuries. - Working Together to Improve Global Health: Conflicts, Natural Disasters, and Other Emergencies; Cooperating to Improve Global Health; and, Science Technology, and the Public’s Health.” Updates to the Second Edition: Updated tables and charts to include the most recent data on the burden of disease and risk factors - An expand
📒Introduction To Global Health ✍ Kathryn H. Jacobsen
📝Introduction to Global Health Book Synopsis : New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information. The author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts as well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an instructor’s manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.