This third edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most comprehensive book available on the new public health. It offers students the opportunity to gain a sense of the scope of the new public health visions, and combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social and economic determinants of health. Based on the premise of previous editions - that the new public health offers the chance of greatly improved equity by raising health world health standards - this new edition has been fully revised to reflect recent changes in the theory and practice of the new public health.
Fran Baum is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University. Fran is also Director of South Australian Community Health Research Unit, a Past National President of the Public Health Association of Australia and has been appointed by the World Health Organisation as a Commissioner on the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.