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Turnock’s Public Health: What it is and How it WorksAuthors: Cynthia B Morrow, Guthrie S Birkhead, Sylvia Pirani
Using a straightforward systems approach, Turnock’s Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system—what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important.
Divided into two parts, Part I of the text focuses on the key elements of public health practice in 21st century America, while Part II offers case studies designed to emphasize what public health is and how it works in everyday practice. Collectively, this text gives students an understanding of the key concepts underlying public health as a system and social enterprise while enabling them to practice their knowledge with real-life public health problems, programs, and initiatives.
The Seventh Edition introduces the concept of “Public Health 3.0”, with its new set of recommendations for updated public health practice in the 21st century and forms a unifying thread through the first six chapters of the book. A new 40-page appendix – in both the text and the eBook – addresses pandemic preparedness and the response to COVID-19.
Features and Benefits
- New conceptual frameworks for the public health system, the health systems’ role in public health, and public health workforce have been added.
- Six new case studies based on contemporary public health challenges including the passage of a “soda tax”, state health improvement planning, and leadership in the era of Public Health 3.0
- Greater emphasis on health equity throughout the text.
- Core MPH competencies are addressed including professionalism, leadership, systems thinking, health policy and management and program planning.
- Additional charts and tables that help clarify concepts and assist visual learners.
- Expanded “Outside-the-Book Thinking” exercises and new end-of-chapter discussion questions encourage students to explore chapter concepts in greater depth.
- Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 eBook Access to read your digital textbook online or offline, on computers, tablets, and mobile devices.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I Public Health: What It Is and How It Works
Chapter 1 What Is Public Health?
Chapter 2 Assessment: Defining and Measuring Health and Determinants of Health
Chapter 3 Public Health and the Healthcare System
Chapter 4 Law, Government, and Public Health
Chapter 5 Twenty-First Century Community Public Health Practice
Chapter 6 Public Health Workforce
Chapter 7 Public Health Administration: Managing Public Health Infrastructure
Chapter 8 Managing Public Health Programs
Chapter 9 Public Health Practice: Future Challenges
Part II Case Studies in Public Health Practice
Case Study 1 21st-Century Public Health Achievements
Case Study 2 An Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease: A Case Study in Surveillance and Response
Case Study 3 Asthma Home Visitation and Case Management: Improving Health through Innovative Partnerships
Case Study 4 A Case-Study in Policy Development: Taxing Sweetened Beverages in Philadelphia
Case Study 5 New York State’s Prevention Agenda: A Collaborative Model for Population Health Improvement
Case Study 6 Public Health Workforce Development: The Role of a Public Health Training Center
Case Study 7 Developing a Public Health Program
Case Study 8 Public Health Leadership
Case Study 9 Gulf Oil Spill Aftermath
Case Study 10 Bioterrorist Attack on Food: A Tabletop Exercise