Pharmacy in Public Health: Basics and Beyond

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ASHP, Sep 17, 2009 - Medical - 400 pages
Pharmacy in Public Health: Basics and Beyond outlines what public health is and why it is so important for today’s pharmacists to know. This practical book covers key areas like the foundations of public health, concepts and tools of policy, and models of public health programs run by pharmacists. It provides pharmacists and pharmacy students all of the tools they need to get started making an impact in their communities. Readers are guided through three sections that progressively build knowledge of concepts, tools, and models of pharmacist participation in public health activities.Be prepared for21st century challenges such as: - Disease prevention- Immunization programs- Public health crises such as Avian Influenza and H1N1 virus- The obesity and diabetes epidemics- Government health programs n Health care reform- Tobacco cessation- And much moreThis publication answers these tough issues and prepares you for public health challenges ahead.
 

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Contents

introduction
2
history of public health
22
public health at the local State national and Global levels
45
role of law in public health
71
ethics and economics in public health
92
Part 2Concepts and Tools of Public Health Policy
109
Determinants of health
110
cultural competence in public health
134
community health
247
Models of PharmacistRun Public Health Programs
273
tobacco control programs
274
a community pharmacy influenza Vaccination Service
291
a community health Worker program for Obesity prevention in a minority population
309
campusbased tuberculosis Service
326
emergency preparedness planning and response
341
Domestic Violence prevention improving Services for perpetrators
359

health promotion
159
Disease prevention
178
epidemiology and Disease
197
Describing populations
227
Glossary
374
Index
382
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Jean T. Carter, Ph.D., Pharm.D. Dr. Carter received her BS Pharmacy degree from the University of Montana in 1978 and her Pharm.D.(1993) and Ph.D.(1997) from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Between 1979 and 1997, Dr. Carter worked as a staff pharmacist in hospitals in Montana and Arizona. During graduate school she shifted her professional focus from clinical to academic and public health perspectives. She has been at the University of Montana since 1997 and is currently an Associate Professor of pharmacy administration in the Pharmacy Practice department and an affiliated faculty member of the public health program. Dr. Carter’s interests, which are centered on measurement and public health, include health and educational outcomes measures, public health training programs in the area of emergency preparedness, and program evaluation. She contributes to pharmacy and pharmacy education through active participation in AACP, poster and podium presentations, research, articles, and journal editorial boards.  Marion K. Slack, PhD Dr. Slack received her B.S. Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 1969, her MA in Instructional Design from the University of Minnesota in 1984, and her PhD from the University of Arizona in 1989. Dr. Slack practiced pharmacy is a wide variety of settings including working as a pharmacist at a leper colony in Thailand, in a community pharmacy in Kentucky, and as hospital pharmacist in a hospital in Kentucky and in a large intercity hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Slack is currently a professor at the University of Arizona where she has been Principal Investigator of an interprofessional training program for rural and underserved communities in community health.   She worked first in three rural communities in Southeast Arizona. For the past 15 years, she has worked in a community located on the United States-Mexico border and for two years has worked with a second university to begin a similar training program on an American Indian reservation.   Dr. Slack is particularly interested in how universities can collaborate with underserved communities to improve the health of residents and in particular, how pharmacists might participate in the process. 

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