Introduction to Community and Public Health

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 4, 2014 - Medical - 576 pages
Learn the basics of the five core areas of community and public health

Introduction to Community and Public Health covers the basics in each area of community and public health as identified by the Association of Schools of Public Health. In a student-friendly approach, authors Manoj Sharma, Paul W. Branscum, and Ashutosh Atri discuss epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and healthy policy and management. Written to serve both graduate and undergraduate public health students, as well as to help prepare for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and Master certified in Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exam, the book covers each of these five core disciplines, plus other important topics such as:

  • Population dynamics and control
  • Air, water, and noise pollution, and other environmental issues
  • Program planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation
  • Systems thinking and leadership in community and public health

Students will gain insight into the descriptive, inferential, and analytical aspects of community and public health, as well as models, methods, and theories in health education and health promotion. Introduction to Community and Public Health provides the foundation necessary to build the skills of tomorrow's community and public health leaders.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
1
Glossary
48
DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY IN COMMUNITY
49
Index
61
ANALYTICALEPIDEMIOLOGY IN COMMUNITY
87
DESCRIPTIVE BIOSTATISTICS IN COMMUNITY
123
INFERENTIAL BIOSTATISTICS IN COMMUNITY
143
CONTENTS
150
Summary
415
Key Terms
418
ReviewQuestions
419
WebsitestoExplore
420
References
421
PROGRAM PLANNING BUDGETING MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION IN COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
425
PreparingBudgetsforPublicHealthPrograms 432
432
AdministrationandManagementofPublicHealthPrograms
440

ReviewQuestions
166
MODELS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
199
AND HEALTH PROMOTION
231
METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
265
POPULATION DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
291
AIR WATER AND NOISEPOLLUTION
315
INJURY CONTROLAND OTHER
349
ORGANIZATION FINANCING AND DELIVERY
387
TheUninsuredPopulation
393
LackofInsuranceandAccesstoHealthCareServices
396
FinancingHealthSystems
399
USHealthCareintheInternationalContext
400
UtilizationTrends 402
402
PrivateHealthInsuranceandManagedCare
404
CostContainmentInitiatives
406
PatientProtectionandAffordableCareAct 408
408
OrganizationofPublicHealthintheUnitedStates
410
EvaluationofPublicHealthPrograms
445
Summary
451
Key Terms
452
ReviewQuestions
453
WebsitestoExplore
454
References
455
SYSTEMSTHINKING AND LEADERSHIPIN COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
457
Basics of Leadership
462
LeadershipStyles
465
LeadershipinHealthCare
466
NCHLHealthLeadershipCompetencyModel 467
467
CulturalCompetence 469
469
Summary
479
Key Terms
481
ReviewQuestions
482
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About the author (2014)

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PHD, FAAHB is a professor at the Jackson State University’s MPH and Dr. PH programs in Behavioral Health Promotion & Education

Paul W. Branscum, PHD, RD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Ashutosh Atri, MD, MS, is a practicing psychiatrist in Kearney, Nebraska, and has completed graduate training in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati.

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