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Oxford handbook of public health practice.

Author: Charles Guest
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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This is a practical guide to the practice of public health on a day-to-day basis. It is relevant to a graduate level public health professional in training working in an organisation which has responsibility for the health of a defined population. This edition contains an increased focus on quality of health care systems.
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Oxford handbook of public health practice.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012946418
(OCoLC)812686043
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Guest
ISBN: 9780191653278 0191653276 0191653284 9780191653285
OCLC Number: 854762287
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part 1. Assessment. 1.1 Scoping public health problems ; 1.2 Priorities and ethics in health care ; 1.3 Assessing health status ; 1.4 Assessing health needs ; 1.5 Assessing health impacts ; 1.6 Economic assessment --
Part 2. Data and information. 2.1 Understanding data, information, and knowledge ; 2.2 Information technology and informatics ; 2.3 Qualitative methods ; 2.4 Epidemiological approach and design ; 2.5 Statistical understanding ; 2.6 Inference, causality, and interpretation ; 2.7 Finding and appraising evidence ; 2.8 Surveillance ; 2.9 Investigating clusters ; 2.10 Health trends: registers. Part 3. Direct action. 3.1 Communicable disease epidemics ; 3.2 Environmental health risks ; 3.3 Protecting and promoting health in the workplace ; 3.4 Engaging communities in participatory research and action ; 3.5 Emergency response ; 3.6 Assuring screening programmes ; 3.7 Genetics ; 3.8 Health communication ; 3.9 Public health practice in primary care --
Part 4. Policy arenas. 4.1 Developing healthy public policy ; 4.2 Translating evidence to policy ; 4.3 Translating policy into indicators and targets ; 4.4 Translating goals, indicators, and targets into public health action ; 4.5 Media advocacy for policy influence ; 4.6 Influencing international policy ; 4.7 Public health in poorer countries ; 4.8 Regulation. Part 5. Health care systems. 5.1 Planning health services ; 5.2 Funding and delivering health care ; 5.3 Commissioning health care ; 5.4 Controlling expenditures ; 5.5 Using guidance and frameworks ; 5.6 Health care process and patient experience ; 5.7 Evaluating health care technologies ; 5.8 Improving equity ; 5.9 Improving quality ; 5.10 Evaluating health care systems --
Part 6. Personal effectiveness. 6.1 Developing leadership skills ; 6.2 Effective meetings ; 6.3 Effective writing ; 6.4 Working with the media ; 6.5 Communicating risk ; 6.6 Consultancy in a national strategy ; 6.7 Improving your professional practice ; 6.8 Activism ; 6.9 Innovation --
Part 7. Organizations. 7.1 Governance and accountability ; 7.2 Programme planning and project management ; 7.3 Business planning ; 7.4 Partnerships ; 7.5 Knowledge transfer ; 7.6 Health, sustainability, and climate change ; 7.7 Workforce ; 7.8 Effective public health action --
Endmatters: A chronology of public health practice ; Public health organizations, websites, and other resources ; Abbreviations and glossary ; Bibliography ; Index.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of public health practice
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