Community Public Health in Policy and Practice - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702079443

Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

3rd Edition

A Sourcebook

Editors: Sarah Cowley Karen Whittaker
Paperback ISBN: 9780702079443
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th August 2020
Page Count: 368

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Designed for public health nurses and health visitors at every stage of their career from students to experienced practitioners Community Public Health in Policy and Practice: A Source Book provides an overview of theoretical constructs and principles for community public health practice, including underpinning research. Written by leading experts the book is designed to support innovation and practice development, including dealing with major policy changes and changes to theory and the evidence base. For this edition the text has been completely reorganised and updated including eight brand new chapters.

  • New chapters include current information and research about contemporary topics such as digital health, economics and implementation science.
  • Updated chapters focus upon relevant knowledge required for current practice, including both seminal theories and research, along with new international frameworks.
  • Brief introduction to the long-lasting impacts of Covid-19, as the pandemic unfolds.

Table of Contents

  1. Basics of community public health practice: theory and application

    2. Public Health Practice within Communities

    3. Complex Place-based Interventions for Health

    4. Planning public health strategies

    5. Leadership for policy and practice

    6. Health needs assessment

    7. Relationships and partnership working for public health

    8. Public health and the life course

    9. Public health practice in a digital world

    10. Health program decision-making and implementation science

    11. The economics of prevention in the early years

    12. Breastfeeding for a healthy start

    13. Safeguarding children: a public health imperative

    14. Immunisation: ethics, effectiveness, organisation

    15. Leadership through alongsideness


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About the Editors

Sarah Cowley

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Community Practice Development, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK

Karen Whittaker

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Child and Family , SEaRCH research group, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK