Principles of Public Health Practice

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F. Douglas Scutchfield, C. William Keck
Cengage Learning, 2003 - Medical - 556 pages
Essential for anyone involved in the development of public health systems today and into the future, this book describes the characteristics of local, state and federal public health agencies. Extremely well-referenced, this book can serve as a source book for beginning further education or to help with research topics in public health. In the 2nd edition, 5 new chapters are added to provide state-of-the-art coverage of today’s public health issues. The new chapters include Chapter 3, The last Decade examines public health in the nineties, Chapter 12 Performance Standards, Chapter 16, Public Health Workforce, Chapter 17, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Effectiveness, and Chapter 28, International Health Features.
 

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Contents

History and Development of Public Health
11
Chapter3 The Last Decade
31
The Determinants of Health
45
The Legal Basis for Public Health
59
PARTTWO Settings for Public Health Practice
75
The State Public Health Department
105
The Local Health Department
123
Leadership in Public Health Practice
140
Public Health Workforce
291
PART FOUR The Provision of Public Health Services
305
Chronic Disease Control
325
Progress and Next Steps in Reducing Tobacco
351
The Neglected Epidemic
387
Infectious Disease Control
409
Environmental Health in Public Health
431
Primary Care and Public Health
443

Defining Mission Goals and Objectives
161
A Framework Principles
177
Performance Measurement and Management in Public Health
191
Health Data Management for Public Health
223
Theories and Structures of Public Health Behavior
253
The Management of Public Health Organizations
273
Maternal and Child Health
459
Injury Control
471
The Public Health Laboratory
489
Global Health in the TwentyFirst Century
497
APPENDCES
523
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