Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition

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Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition

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Promises and Practice

Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen DrPH, Karen Goldsteen PhD, MPH, Terry Dwelle MD

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The only public health text to incorporate new Affordable Care Act legislation

Praise for the first edition:
More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals, and practices into a lucid introductory text."

óSally Guttmacher, PhD
Professor, Director, Master's in Community Public Health Program
New York University

This second edition of Introduction to Public Health is the only text to encompass the new legislation implemented by the Affordable Care Act, with its focus on prevention and its increase in funding for prevention research. Updated and thoroughly revised, this foundational resource surveys all major topics related to the U.S. public health system, including organization on local and national levels, financing, workforce, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics. The text is unique in combining the perspectives of both academicians and public health officials, and examines new job opportunities and the growing interest in the public health field.

Comprehensive and accessible, the text discusses a variety of new trends in public health, particularly regarding primary care and public health partnerships. The second edition also includes information about new accountability initiatives and workforce requirements to contribute to health services research and clinical outcomes research in medical care. The text stresses the increasing emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness, and equity in achieving population health improvements, and goes beyond merely presenting information to analyze the question of whether the practice of public health achieves its promise. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and case studies. Also included are an instructor's manual with test questions (covering every major public health improvement initiative and introducing every major data system sponsored by the U.S. public health system) and PowerPoint slides. The book's nine chapters address the history of U.S. public health from its inception and offer a sweeping examination of topics in organization and financing, infectious disease control, injury and noninfectious diseases, system performance, system improvement, public health leadership, building healthy communities, and the future of public health.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Completely updated and revised
  • Addresses changes brought about by Obamacare
  • Discusses building healthy communities and the determinants of health
  • Adds new chapter on public health leadership
  • Covers new developments in treating Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and other illnesses
  • Investigates intentional injuries such as suicide, homicide, and war

Key Features:

  • Provides information that is holistic, comprehensive, and accessible
  • Covers all major topics of organization, financing, leadership, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics
  • Relates current public health practice to the field's history and mission
  • Analyzes successful and unsuccessful aspects of health care delivery

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 17, 2014
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826196668
  • EISBN 9780826196675

About The Author(s) 

Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH , is Director, MPH Program and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota. He was founding Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health and Professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Goldsteen has an extensive background in health care and was formerly a director of the health policy research centers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition.

Karen Goldsteen, PhD, is Research Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, MPH Program, University of North Dakota. She was Professor of Health Technology and Management in the Graduate Program in Public Health at SUNY in Stony Brook, NY. She was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Goldsteen is co-author of Introduction to Public Health, now in its second edition

Table of Contents 

Preface

Share Introduction to Public Health Promises and Practices, Second Edition

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

THE PROMISE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Prevention: The Cornerstone of Public Health

Summary

THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

How Do We Define Health?

The Determinants of Health

Relationship Among the Determinants of Health

HEALTH IMPACT PYRAMID

THE PROSPECTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 2: ORIGINS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CLASSIFICATION OF HEALTH PROBLEMS

LIFE DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Living Conditions

Factory Life

Child Labor

Health Problems of the Times

MODERN PUBLIC HEALTH IS BORN

Public Outcry

Public Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Public Response to Injuries and Noninfectious Diseases

SUCCESS OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

Ten Great Achievements of Public Health Since 1900

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 3: ORGANIZATION AND FINANCING OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Organization of the Public Health System

Ten Essential Services

FEDERAL PUBLIC HEALTH

Department of Health & Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Resources and Services Administration

Food and Drug Administration

National Institutes of Health

Indian Health Service

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Administration for Community Living

Administration for Children and Families

Other Federal Agencies

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH

Organization and Governance

Services and Activities

Priorities

Relationship to Ten Essential Health Services

LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH

Organization and Governance

Workforce

Services and Activities

FUNDING PUBLIC HEALTH

Federal

State

Local

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 4: INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

NOTIFIABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Case Study: Pandemic Influenza and Avian Influenza

Case Study: Perinatal Hepatitis B

Case Study: Tuberculosis

Case Study: Unvaccinated Children

Case Study: Measles

Immunization Successes

FOODBORNE DISEASES

Signs and Symptoms of Foodborne Illness

Prevention Policies and Practices

Case Study: Contaminated Rice

INVESTIGATION OF A DISEASE OUTBREAK OR EPIDEMIC

Verify Diagnosis

Establish Existence of Outbreak

Characterize Distribution of Cases by Person, Place, and Time

Develop and Test the Hypotheses

Institute Control Measures

Case Studies: Two Investigations of Salmonella Outbreaks

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 5: INJURIES AND NONINFECTIOUS DISEASES

MOTOR VEHICLE INJURIES

Surveillance and Research

Prevention Policies and Practices

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Surveillance and Research

Prevention Policies and Practices

Improving Access to Medical Care

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH

Population-Level Outcomes

Sources of Evidence-Based Public Health

PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

Accreditation and Credentialing

Report Card Initiatives

Effectiveness and Equity of Public Health System

SUMMARY

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 7: PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP

What Is Leadership?

Technical/Management Leadership

Adaptive/Extreme Leadership

Leadership and Culture

Leadership by Example

Beliefs and Values

CASE STUDY: AUDACITY AND COURAGE

Delegation

Judgment and Compromise

CASE STUDY: JUDGMENT AND COMPROMISE

Casualties

SUMMARY

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 8: BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Community Engagement and Social Marketing

Principles of Community Engagement

Case Studies: Community Engagement

COMPREHENSIVE WORKSITE WELLNESS: THE ENGAGED WORKPLACE

Seven Steps to Successful Worksite Wellness Programs

Meaningful Use and Comprehensive Worksite Wellness

Case Study: Johnson & Johnson Worksite Wellness Program

Building Healthy Communities by Integrating Primary Care and Public Health

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 9: PUBLIC HEALTH: PROMISE AND PROSPECTS

HAS PUBLIC HEALTH LIVED UP TO ITS PROMISE?

What Are the Barriers to Public Health’s Success?

HOW WILL HEALTH CARE REFORM AFFECT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH?

The Affordable Care Act and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

The Affordable Care Act and Comparative Effectiveness Research

WHAT ARE THE EMERGING GLOBAL THREATS TO THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH?

Population Growth, Climate Change, and Food and Water Scarcity

Case Study: Oil Boom in North Dakota

CHALLENGES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES

REFERENCES

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