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Principles of Public Health Practice, 3rd Edition [Hardcover]

F. Douglas Scutchfield , William Keck
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February 9, 2009 1418067253 978-1418067250 3rd
Widely quoted throughout the industry, Principles of Public Health Practice is written by nationally recognized experts in their fields, including a foreword by C. Everett Koop. Extremely well-referenced, this book is essential for anyone involved in the management or provision of public health systems today and into the future. The third edition emphasizes evidence-based practice and the science that underscores what is currently known about effective public health practice. Additionally, the content is closely correlated with the 10 essential public health services to reflect the accepted definition of public health and illustrate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for the broad practice of public health.

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PART I: THE BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 1: Concepts and Definitions of Public Health Practice. 2: History and Development of Public Health. 3: Context for Contemporary Public Health Practice. 4: The Determinants of Health. 5: Public Health Policy and the Policy-Making Process. 6: The Legal Basis for Public Health. 7: Public Health Ethics. PART II: SETTINGS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE. 8: The Federal Contribution to Public Health. 9: The State Public Health Department. 10: The Local Health Department. PART III: TOOLS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE. 11: Health Data Management for Public Health. 12: Community Health Assessment. 13: Prevention Effectiveness. 14: Theories and Structures of Public Health Behavior. 15: The Management of Public Health Organizations. 16: Performance Measurement and Management in Public Health. 17: Public Health Workforce. 18: Leadership in Public Health Practice PART IV: THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES. 19: Chronic Disease Control. 20 : Infectious Disease Control. 21: Public Health Preparedness. 22: Environmental Health in Public Health. 23: Primary Care and Public Health. 24: Maternal and Child Health. 25: Injury Control. 26: Oral Diseases: The Neglected Epidemic. 27: The Public Health Laboratory. 28: Global Health in the 21st Century. PART V: THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE. 29: The Future of Public Health. APPENDICES: Appendix A: Major National Public Health Professional Associations. Appendix B: Core Competencies for Public Health Practice Appendix C: What does every public health professional need to know about evidence-based practice?

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Professor of Public Health San Diego University

Director of Health, City of Akron.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3rd edition (February 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418067253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418067250
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MPH Text Book February 13, 2012
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This book is a great text requirement for an MPH program. The only drawback I can think of, is that it is so darn heavy! An e-book or kindle version may not be as user friendly as one may think. Overall, good buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! January 14, 2012
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This was an incredibly good text book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every bit of it. It is a compilation of topics as an overview of public health in American. The editors did a great job of choosing relevant topics that gave a student a good picture of Public Health and what makes up Public Heath. I highly recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 28, 2014
By fishes
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This book is what every person needs to help with their endeavor of community health nursing. This book adds a lot of wealth of information to the things already learned.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a worthless book! February 2, 2014
By Sonbum
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This book is very wordy, with little content. So was the class. Really? We could have had a two day seminar with a quiz at the end and learned the same amount. I'm a nurse, if this is all Public Health is, well, not much to it. Somebody needs to write a book "Public Health Made Easy." Don't spend a ton of time studying for this class. Skim this massive headache, go by your notes and forget it.
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