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Concepts and Practices
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Responding to the growing interest in public health, Public Health Foundations is an accessible and comprehensive text that offers a reader–friendly introduction to core concepts and current practices. The authors use an engaging approach to topics such as epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, infectious disease, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, health services and policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and health disparities. Ready for the classroom, each chapter includes learning objectives, an overview, detailed explanations, case studies, a summary, key terms, and review questions. Sidebars connect students to topics of current interest in the field of public health, including ethics, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, climate change, social justice, and issues of insurance and access to health care.


Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Public Health Foundations provides a solid framework for understanding the basics of public health and is the ideal text for a wide range of courses in public health.


Companion Web site: josseybass.com/go/andresen


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Responding to the growing interest in public health, Public Health Foundations is an accessible and comprehensive text that offers a reader–friendly introduction to core concepts and current practices. The authors use an engaging approach to topics such as epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, infectious disease, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, health services and policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and health disparities. Ready for the classroom, each chapter includes learning objectives, an overview, detailed explanations, case studies, a summary, key terms, and review questions. Sidebars connect students to topics of current interest in the field of public health, including ethics, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, climate change, social justice, and issues of insurance and access to health care.


Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Public Health Foundations provides a solid framework for understanding the basics of public health and is the ideal text for a wide range of courses in public health.


Companion Web site: josseybass.com/go/andresen


Contents:

Figures and Tables ix


Preface xv


The Editors and Contributors xix


Introduction xxiii


Part 1: History, Development, and Organization


Chapter 1: History and Development of Public Health 3


Chapter 2: Modern Public Health Systems 25


Part 2: Analytic Tools and Methods


Chapter 3: Data for Public Health 51


Chapter 4: Epidemiology: Introduction and Basic Concepts 73


Chapter 5: Study Design 95


Chapter 6: Biostatistics 139


Chapter 7: Pharmacoepidemiology 161


Chapter 8: Infectious Disease Epidemiology 177


Chapter 9: Environmental Public Health 197


Chapter 10: Risk and Exposure Assessment 231


Part 3: Behavior and Health


Chapter 11: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 267


Chapter 12: Qualitative Data and Research Methods in Public Health 299


Chapter 13: Tuberculosis 321


Part 4: Health Services and Social Determinants


Chapter 14: Health Policy and the U.S. Health Care System 349


Chapter 15: Health Services Research 367


Chapter 16: Health Disparities 387


Part 5: Forecasting Public Health


Chapter 17: Future of Public Health 417


Glossary 449


Index 507


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780470445877
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 544
Dimensions: 179.00 x 235.00 x 31.23
Weight: 858g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Midwifery, Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

Elena Andresen, PhD, is professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida′s College of Public Heath and Health Professions.


Erin DeFries Bouldin, MPH, is lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions.

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