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Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

A Sourcebook

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.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2808-3

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

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