Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
Professor of Public Health San Diego University Director of Health, City of Akron.
Table of Contents
FRONTMATTER Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Contributors 10 Essential Services Content Matrix Key Content Matrix PART I THE BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 1: Concepts and Definitions of Public Health Practice. Chapter 2: History and Development of Public Health. Chapter 3: Context for Contemporary Public Health Practice. Chapter 4: The Determinants of Health. Chapter 5: Public Health Policy and the Policy-Making Process. Chapter 6: The Legal Basis for Public Health. Chapter 7: Public Health Ethics. PART II SETTINGS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Chapter 8: The Federal Contribution to Public Health. Chapter 9: The State Public Health Department. Chapter 10: The Local Health Department. PART III TOOLS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Chapter 11: Health Data Management for Public Health. Chapter 12: Community Health Assessment. Chapter 13: Prevention Effectiveness. Chapter 14: Theories and Structures of Public Health Behavior. Chapter 15: The Management of Public Health Organizations. Chapter 16: Performance Measurement and Management in Public Health. Chapter 17: Public Health Workforce. Chapter 18: Leadership in Public Health Practice PART IV THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES Chapter 19: Chronic Disease Control. Chapter 20 : Infectious Disease Control. Chapter 21: Public Health Preparedness. Chapter 22: Environmental Health in Public Health. Chapter 23: Primary Care and Public Health. Chapter 24: Maternal and Child Health. Chapter 25: Injury Control. Chapter 26: Oral Diseases: The Neglected Epidemic. Chapter 27: The Public Health Laboratory. Chapter 28: Global Health in the 21st Century. PART V THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Chapter 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?