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Principles of public health practice

Author: F Douglas Scutchfield; C William Keck
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2003.
Series: Delmar series in health services administration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Featuring 29 chapters by doctors and other experts, this textbook covers the basis for public health, the settings for its practice, its tools, and the provision of public health services. Topics include the determinants of health, legal dimensions of public health, government involvement at different levels, community assessment and change, data management, organizational issues, prevention effectiveness, disease  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical Works
Illustrations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Douglas Scutchfield; C William Keck
ISBN: 0766828433 9780766828438
OCLC Number: 50035156
Description: xviii, 556 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Concepts and definitions of public health practice --
Ch. 2. History and development of public health --
Ch. 3. The last decade --
Ch. 4. The determinants of health --
Ch. 5. The legal basis for public health --
Ch. 6. The federal contribution to public health --
Ch. 7. The state public health department --
Ch. 8. The local health department --
Ch. 9. Leadership in public health practice --
Ch. 10. Healthy people: defining mission, goals, and objectives --
Ch. 11. Community assessment and change: a framework, principles, models, methods, and skills --
Ch. 12. Performance measurement and management in public health --
Ch. 13. Health data management for public health --
Ch. 14. Theories and structures of public health behavior --
Ch. 15. The management of public health organizations --
Ch. 16. Public health workforce --
Ch. 17. Prevention effectiveness --
Ch. 18. Chronic disease control --
Ch. 19. Progress and next steps in reducing tobacco use in the United States --
Ch. 20. A public health approach to alcohol and other drug problems: theory and practice --
Ch. 21. Oral diseases: the neglected epidemic --
Ch. 22. Infectious disease control --
Ch. 23. Environmental health in public health --
Ch. 24. Primary care and public health --
Ch. 25. Maternal and child health --
Ch. 26. Injury control --
Ch. 27. The public health laboratory --
Ch. 28. Global health in the Twenty-First Century --
Ch. 29. The future of public health.
Series Title: Delmar series in health services administration.
Responsibility: edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, C. William Keck.

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Characteristics of local, state and federal public health agencies are described in this updated text. Five new chapters examine current issues, including performance standards, disease prevention  Read more...
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