Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

A Sourcebook

Edited by

  • Sarah Cowley, BA, PhD, PGDE, RGN, RHV, HVT, Professor of Community Practice Development, Public Health and Health Services Research Section, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Since the first edition of this book was published, there has been considerable change across public health, health visiting and community nursing. The positive emphasis on developing and describing all services in relation to their purpose and client/user group is reflected in this second, emphasizing multi-disciplinarity and service focus rather than individual professions, whilst retaining the essential emphasis on policy and practice. Familiar occupational titles, such as health visitor, community development worker, midwife or nurse are still used within the chapters, recognizing the continued division of labour and major contributions to public health made by specific grass roots occupations. This second edition has been completely reorganised, expanded and updated to keep up with the rapid progress across the field of community public health.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: BAILLIÈRE TINDALL
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2808-3


Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THE SEARCH FOR HEALTH NEEDS

Section Introduction

1 Health Needs Assessments

2 Partnership Working: The Key to Public Health

SECTION 2: THE STIMULATION OF AWARENESS OF HEALTH NEEDS

Section Introduction

3 Collaborating for Health

4 Parenting and Family Support: A Public Health Issue

5 Community Development as a Public Health Function

6 Complex Community-based Initiatives

SECTION 3: THE INFLUENCE ON POLICIES AFFECTING HEALTH

Section Introduction

7 Planning Public Health Strategies

8 Understanding Effectiveness for Service Planning

9 Public Health and Health Promotion

SECTION 4: THE FACILITATION OF HEALTH-ENHANCING ACTIVITIES

Section Introduction

10 Breastfeeding and Public Health

11 Safeguarding Children: A Public Health Imperative

12 Leadership through Alongsideness

13 Quality in a Public Health Service: The 3-5-7 Model

14 Immunization: Ethics, Effectiveness, Organization

INDEX