The text explores and analyzes those aspects of the public health system that have successfully achieved their goals and those that have not. It addresses careers in public health and the educational requirements and skills needed to attain them, including new accreditation and certification programs. New public health initiatives are discussed including evidence-based practices, along with such critical issues as health disparities, emergency preparedness, and health care technology. The text covers the cost, financing, and outcomes of the US public health system and includes extensive references, statistics, and tables from current health reports (i.e. the CDC Healthy People 2010 objectives and IOM Report Future of Public Health).Key Features:
Provides a comprehensive overview of the US public health system for public health, nursing, medical, and pharmacology studentsCombines the academic and practical experience of leaders in public healthIncludes plentiful case studies offering real-world examplesReflects the latest public health certification requirements and standards including the CHP examAddresses critical issues such as health disparities, emergency preparedness, health care technology, and evidence-based practice
The second edition of The New Public Health provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters’ level students and practitioners – specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others.
* 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies
* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH)
* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"
* Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more
The book is an essential board preparation for physicians with a background in the fields of preventive medicine, occupational medicine, and aerospace medicine. It is also useful for medical students, public health students and those wishing to gain an understanding of the key points in these fields.Provides a question based format that imitates board exams in preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine Written by a specialist with board certification with the goal of elucidating the format, content and reasoning behind the board certification examEnhances the reader's understanding of material with clear explanations of answers
We continually face new risks in our world. This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keeps risks in perspective. Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on:
- 50 top hazards - your likelihood of exposure - the consequences - ways to reduce your risk
They cover topics such as:
- cancer - biological weapons - indoor air pollution - pesticides - radiation