Public Health Foundations: Concepts and Practices

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Elena Andresen, Erin DeFries Bouldin
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 1, 2010 - Medical - 544 pages
Foundations of Public Health is a concise yet comprehensive text that offers an excellent and engaging introduction to the field of public health. This important resource is an up-to-date introduction to the core concepts and the practices of public health. The book introduces public health in concept and its systems; the foundational tools of data, epidemiology, biostatistics, and key study designs; populations’ issues including infectious disease, health behavior, and environmental health plus analytical tools of qualitative research and risk assessment; and how health services are formulated and delivered.
 

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Contents

Figures
3
Tables
11
Analytic Tools and Methods
49
United States 19902004
61
3 Infant Mortality Rate Death in the First Year of Life
81
6 John Snows Cholera Mortality Map from an 1848 Outbreak
92
1 Major Types of Study Designs Within Epidemiology
96
5 Generic Scheme of a CaseControl Study Design in Which
114
Behavior and Health
265
1 SocialEcological Levels and Their Targets of Change
272
1 The Health Belief Model
275
2 Ten Strategies Used to Change Behavior
278
4 Stages of Communications Campaign Development
292
Tuberculosis
321
1 Chest XRay Showing Tuberculosis Infection
327
Health Services and Social Determinants
347

8 Necessary Sample Sizes for a Given Effect Size Measuring
120
9 Criteria for Assessing Causal Inference in Observational
127
1 Descriptive Statistics for the TOHP FollowUp Study
147
1 Histograms of Baseline CD4 Count in the NonZidovudine
149
1 The FDA Drug Development Process
164
1 CaseControl Study Results Comparing the Risk
167
1 Kochs Postulates
179
9 Dracunculiasis Life Cycle
192
3 Estimated Rate of Emergency Department Visits with Asthma
210
4 Estimated Rate of Hospital Discharges with Asthma as
211
1 Examples of Environmental Exposure and Adverse Health
212
1 Components of Risk Assessment Considered in Their
235
1 The Growth in Health Expenditures in the United
353
1 Key Elements of Medicare and Medicaid
354
1 Model of Access to Personal Health Care Services
369
1 Selected Access Measures from Healthy People 2010
372
2 Institute of Medicine IOM Priority Research Areas
379
1 AgeAdjusted U S Mortality Rates Due to Breast Cancer
394
Forecasting Public Health
415
Where Is Humanity Winning
421
Glossary
449
Index
507
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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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