An Introduction to Community Health

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 4, 2011 - Education - 595 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Foundations Of Community Health
1
Community Health Yesterday Today And Tomorrow
3
Organizations That Help Shape Community Health
33
Epidemiology The Study Of Disease Injury And Death In The Community
62
Epidemiology Prevention And Control Of Diseases And Health Conditions
96
Community OrganizingBuilding And Health Promotion Programming
120
The School Health Program A Component Of Community Health
145
The Nations Health And Health Care Delivery
173
Function
394
Health Care Reform in the United States
419
Chapter Summary
424
Analysis and Response
426
Community Health On The Web
427
Environmental Health And Safety
429
Community Health And the Environment
431
Injuries As A Community health Problem
481

Maternal Infant And Child Health
175
Adolescents Young Adults And Adults
214
Elders
242
Community Health And Minorities
271
Community Mental Health
307
Alcohol Tobacco And Other drugs A Community Concern
335
Health Care Delivery In The United States
369
A Brief History of Health Care Delivery in the United States
371
Structure
377
Safety And Health In The Workplace
519
CaseControl Studies How to Calculate an Odds Ratio
553
Operational Definitions for the 1990 Census
554
Revised Operational Definitions for 1997
556
SelfAssessment Checklist Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency
557
Glossary Terms
561
Index
579
Photo Credits
596
Copyright

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