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Public Health For The 21st Century

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Public Health For The 21st Century by Judy Orme
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"Public Health for the 21st Century is a comprehensive consideration of the emerging challenges for public health policy makers. Its structure makes it accessible to those wishing to dip into specific areas as well as being both coherent and comprehensible to those who may wish to read the whole volume. It is a valuable addition to any public health library." Journal of Environmental Health Research "This is a timely and comprehensive review of the new public health. The book demonstrates a capacity and readiness of the public health community to engage the population to achieve the 'fully engaged scenario' that remains the major health challenge for the UK. Replacing 'political restlessness' with political resolve might be the key ingredient that has been missing." Tribune "The second edition of this text is a very welcome addition to the public health library. The sweep of its interests and the vision it encapsulates marks it out as a true standard bearer for public health into the 21st Century. Its approach is comprehensive and its subject matter compelling. In spite of the challenges ahead for public health, the book reminds us of the quality of those practicing and writing about the subject in the UK today." Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) This bestselling book has been substantially updated to take account of changing policy and practice. The introduction has been re-written to form a new chapter giving a comprehensive overview of the field of public health, making the book much more accessible to a wider audience. Throughout this book, the authors analyse and reflect upon the influence of history, research and procedures upon contemporary public health practice. The text explores the debates surrounding the meaning of public health and looks at the policy changes that are reshaping its context. Also examined are the contributions that epidemiology and health economics make to public health. Public Health for the 21st Century is essential reading for those involved in developing and implementing policies for health improvement, health protection and the reduction of inequalities in health. It also appeals to a wider audience of professionals, lay people and students who are interested in the wider health and well being of their communities.

Author Biography

Judy is Principal Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the Research Centre in Public Health and Primary Care Development in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research interests include young people and risk particularly drug prevention and alcohol use; the sociology of public health; and primary care. Jane is Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research interests are the identification and quantification of alcohol misuse in adults and young people and its relationship with quality of life. Other strong interests include the application of economics and social science in public health programme evaluation, impact of priority-setting in NHS organisations and reduction of health inequalities in public health practice. Pat is a Senior Lecturer in Community Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research interests include community development and public involvement in public health. Melanie is Head of the School of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol and lectures in Environmental Health. Her research interests include assessment of environment and health risks and evaluation of interventions. Other interests are the development and training for capability in the public health field for health protection.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd edition
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Open University Press
Pages
242
Dimensions
172x242x25
ISBN-13
9780335222070
Product ID
2064336

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