Publication Year: 2013
Authors/Editor: Guest, Charles; Ricciardi, Walter; Kawachi, Ichiro; Lang, Iain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fully revised and updated for the third edition, this remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips.
Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.
Suitable for students in public health and related disciplines, candidates for professional qualifications in public health, public health practitioners, as well as teachers of public health (Master's of Public Health), health service workers, and environmental health officers.