An Introduction to Community & Public Health, Ninth Edition provides learners with the latest trends and statistics in this evolving field. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education and health promotion, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organisations, program planning, minority health, mental health, environmental health, drug use and abuse, safety, and occupational health. A robust pedagogy and enhanced digital learning component encourages students to understand and retain community health issues and better prepare for their future careers..
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Features & Benefits
•NEW information on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on family planning
•NEW information on preconception health care and counseling which are relative new foci for pregnancy health
•NEW discussion regarding vaccine safety and non-vaccination due to religious and philosophical exceptions which affect vulnerable population
•NEW information on the relationship of mental health to general health
•NEW information on new law enforcement policies regarding how to handle people with mental health crises
•EXPANDED information on electronic or e-cigarettes, abuse of opioid pain relievers, and the move by some states to legalize the use of marijuana for medical or recreational uses
•EXPANDED information on barriers to prenatal care and the importance of nutrition and vitamin supplementation during pregnancy
•EXPANDED & REVISED – A total revamped Chapter 14, Community Health and the Environment, includes new information on mold as an indoor pollutant, runoff and lead as water pollutants, complex disasters, the Zika virus, and emergency preparedness and response. In addition, a new box on the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis has been included
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