Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy

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Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Peter D. Hurd
Oxford University Press, 2018 - Health & Fitness - 328 pages
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Pharmacists are on the frontlines of public health. Their public-facing roles uniquely position them to identify and address emerging disease challenges, discrepancies in health literacy, and barriers to treatment in the communities they serve. In today's interconnected world, the clients consulting a neighborhood pharmacist are just as likely to hail from across an ocean as they are from around the corner. Fittingly, Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy, Second Edition takes an approach that is both global and local. Macro-level examinations of health care systems and funding mechanisms around the world and advice for culturally competent, client-centered communication regarding nutrition and proper self-administration of medications encapsulate pharmacists' dual roles as guardians of global public health and providers of personalized care.

Written in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education, Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy, Second Edition offers an accessible introduction for pharmacy students and a comprehensive refresher for pharmacists already in practice.

 

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Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH, is Associate Professor and Head of the Behavioral Health Concentration in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. He also is Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, and is Co-PI of the USF Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse funded by NIH (NIDA).

Ardis Hanson, PhD, is Assistant Director for Research and Education at the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Health Sciences Library, USF Health, at the University of South Florida. She serves as liaison to the College of Medicine as part of her role as Assistant Director. Her research interests include the intersection of health practice and policy with a focus on health and organizational communication.

Peter D. Hurd, PhD, is Professor and Department Chair of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hurd's research interests include public health, leadership/management, health literacy, and psychosocial aspects of medication use. His recent teaching includes courses in public health, the healthcare system, and research methods. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

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