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The New Public Health

An Introduction for the 21st Century

Countries around the world are engaged in health reform, which places great demands on health care providers and systems managers. From the managed care revolution in the United States to the rebuilding of health systems in postcommunist Russia, these reforms impact millions of health care workers, government officials, patients, and the public alike.The New Public Health will help students and practitioners understand factors affecting the reform process of health care organization and delivery. It links the classic public health issues such as environmental sanitation, health education, and epidemiology with the new issues of universal health care, economics, and management of health systems for the new century.

Graduate and undergraduate students in public health, health managers, health economists, physicians, nurses, and other professionals requiring an overview of public health.


Published: July 2000

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-703350-1


  • "...impressed with the scope and depth of its coverage. ...The book would be most welcome by the growing number of undergraduate programs in public health springing up all over the U.S. ...It is a tour de force and should be most useful in the eastern Europe schools of public health." —Lowell Levin, Yale University, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health "There are few comprehensive textbooks in this field, so each new one is welcomed, this one warmly so. ...a good book, well able to stand comparison to others currently available. ...I commend this book. It will be a valuable resource for graduate students in public health and residency training programs." —John M. Last, University of Ottawa, ANNALS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA


  • Acknowledgements.Foreword.Introduction.A History of Public Health.Expanding the Concept of Public Health.Measuring and Evaluating the Health of a Population.Communicable Diseases.Noncommunicable Conditions.Family Health.Special Community Health Needs.Nutrition and Food Safety.Environmental and Occupational Health.Organization of Public Health Systems.Measuring Costs: The Economics of Health.Planning and Managing Health Systems.National Health Systems.Human Resources for Health Care.Technology, Quality, Law, and Ethics.Globalization of Health.Glossary.Subject Index.


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