Essentials of Public Health

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Each new print copy of Essentials of Public Health, Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.

As one of the foundational texts in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Public Health is an excellent introduction to the field of public health.

Written for senior-level undergraduates or graduate students in public health, health science, nursing, and other health professions, Essentials of Public Health gives special focus to public health careers and the workings of public health agencies.

Combining the best elements of Dr. Turnock's other books: Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, Essentials of Public Health, Third Edition, uses clear, reader-friendly language and helpful learning tools such as chapter exercises and discussion questions, making it an ideal text to prepare your students for the profession of public health.

New to the Third Edition:
Comprehensive new coverage of topics such as: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, strategic planning, accreditation of public health organizations and credentialing of public health workers
Extensive information on state and local public health practice derived from national surveys conducted since 2012
Two separate chapters on Community Public Health Practice and Emergency Preparedness (formerly covered in one single chapter)
New conceptual frameworks for the public health system, overall health system, and public health workforce
An examination of an additional 16 different public health occupations—a total of 39 covered in all
More than 60 new or revised charts and tables and a series of “outside-the-book thinking” exercises appears in each chapter.
This book:
Defines and describes the public health system
Provides concepts and tools for measuring health in populations
Characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system
Identifies government’s unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies
Offers basic information on the size and composition of the public health workforce
Addresses careers and jobs in public health administration, epidemiology, public health nursing, health education, and more.
previous edition 9781449600228,
The Essential Public Health Series
New to This Edition
About the Author
1 What Is Public Health?
2 Measuring Population Health
3 Public Health and the Health System
4 Law, Government, and Public Health
5 21st-Century Community Public Health Practice
6 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
7 Public Health Workforce
8 Public Health Administration
9 Environmental and Occupational Health
10 Public Health Nursing
11 Epidemiology and Disease Control
12 Public Health Education and Information
13 Additional Public Health Professional and Technical Occupations
14 Public Health Practice: Future Challenges

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