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Public Health 101: Healthy People - Healthy Populations (Essential Public Health) [Paperback]

Richard Riegelman
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July 20, 2009 0763760447 978-0763760441 1
Public Health 101 provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the health care system, the public health system, and society-wide interventions such as laws and taxation. Students will learn how public health affects them in their everyday lives. Using case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, they will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health. They will gain a deeper understanding about the health news they hear, the web sites they visit, and the research they read.

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Product Details

  • Series: Essential Public Health
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1 edition (July 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763760447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763760441
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.1 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #756,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD


Richard Riegelman is Professor of Epidemiology-Biostatistics and Medicine and Founding Dean of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. His education includes an M.D. from the University of Wisconsin plus a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Riegelman practiced primary care internal medicine for over 20 years.

Richard Riegelman has over 70 publications including 6 books for students and practitioners of medicine and public health. Studying a Study and Testing a Test: Reading Evidence-based Health Research now in its 6th edition is widely used to teach evaluation of the health research literature. It has been translated into Spanish and Japanese. His e-book Studying a Study P.R.E.P. Practice Reading Evidence-based Publications is his newest effort to help undergraduates, health professions students, medical students and residents read the clinical research.

Dr. Riegelman is editor of the Jones and Bartlett Learning's book series Essential Public Health which includes over 20 textbooks, casebooks, and readers designed to provide texts and ancillary materials for the full range of undergraduate public health courses as well as core masters level courses. His book Public Health 101: Healthy People-Healthy Populations is available as a text, an e-book, and as the interactive Navigate Public Health 101.

He has been a member of National Board of Medical Examiners' Task Forces which have worked to include literature reading in the USMLE examination. He was also a member of the MCAT review committee which recommended inclusion of Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning Skills (SIRS) in all the content components of the new MCAT.

Dr. Riegelman currently teaches public health, epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology to undergraduates, medical students and masters and doctoral students at The George Washington University.






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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Public Health 101: Healthy People-Healthy Populations provides a wider perspective to public health and disease than many titles offer, surveying a range of intervention options for public health, offering case studies and examples for healthcare system management, and providing a curriculum framework for college-level undergrads in public health education. The result is a powerful package of resources key to any college-level collection offering public health programs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative But... February 8, 2012
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The book gets 4 stars because, while I found it to be an easy, informative, and enjoyable read, it did not give too much attention to health systems outside the U.S. outside from one chapter. However, if you are looking for a great book about public health is the United States, this would be a 5 star review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reader September 22, 2012
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This book is so easy to sit back and read! The chapters are not very long and they cut right to the point. This is a great book for anyone looking to go into public health or the medical field.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Public Health 101 January 30, 2011
By rencam
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I purchased this book for a class I am currently taking. I am about to start the 4th chapter but so far it has been easy to read. I like that the chapters are not super long and is actually easy to read. Not long and drawn out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Community health of yesterday and today May 6, 2014
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Wonderful source of information of related issues, policies, data and demographics for course in community health. Great choice; highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, easy to read. December 16, 2013
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I rented this book for my Public Health class and I think it's a nice entry level book.

I recommend as an intro to Public Health.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read October 30, 2013
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I had to get this book for class and I love it. It's an easy read with lots of examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good October 2, 2013
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Came when I expected and it was in good shape. Also a better price than I could find in the bookstore even for a new book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy read but,
The book was pretty easy to read, but the fact that this book comes with lecture material for teachers I did not need the book at all for the final exam. Read more
Published 9 months ago by C.W
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest
it smelled of cigarette smoke when I received it and i do not smoke so it sucked. The book itself is great and i needed it for class, but using it was a pain because i had to smell... Read more
Published 14 months ago by M
4.0 out of 5 stars School book
I got this book for a helth class. It is a good book for school and I do get good use out of it. Because it is for school I do not find it interesting.
Published 15 months ago by Amanda Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This was a great book. I bought it for a class I was enrolled in. HCS/457 University of Phoenix 2013 / and found myself wanting to read even more. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kh3l3n3
5.0 out of 5 stars Descriptive, Perfect
This book is an ideal book for newcomers and people trying to get a basic grasp on what public health is! :)
Published 16 months ago by Inquiry
4.0 out of 5 stars Classroom text
This book was very imformal. THere were stastistics that I was not aware of. I thought it was very well written for the purpose of teaching students such as me about the diversity... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Myra Sikon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great job
The book was in great shape and came with the online access code. It also came the exact day it was suppose to
Published 18 months ago by Terra champney
5.0 out of 5 stars Public Health 101
Although this item took a long to arrive, item is perfect and as described with cd included inside. The price wasn't too bad either.
Published 19 months ago by Tamaiiko
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