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Public health practice in Australia : the organised effort

Author: Vivian Lin; James Smith; Sally Fawkes
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive introduction to public health in Australia. Taking an applied approach, it offers a systematic overview of the key theories, methods, priorities and players in the field. Authors are at Latrobe University.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Lin; James Smith; Sally Fawkes
ISBN: 9781865088754 1865088757
OCLC Number: 86113051
Description: xx, 492 pages : illustrations
Contents: Part One. Background: the basics. 1. What is public health? Definitions and applications --
2. The historical development of public health: landmarks in the field --
3. Health in Australia today: health status, health care system and the place of public health --
Part Two. Conceptual and analytical toolkit: key concepts and frameworks. 4. Distribution of health and its determinants: changing concepts and models --
5. Explaining differences and determinants: environment, society and behaviour --
6. Public health interventions: from quarantine to the rise of 'evidence-based practice' --
7. Health systems and policy: making sense of the complex mosaic --
Part Three. Public health infrastructure: building blocks and the system of delivery. 8. Who delivers public health? Contemporary policies and players --
9. Legislative authority for public health action: how governments and societal expectations intersect --
10. Public health intelligence: information and the research base for action --
11. Human and financial resources: essential foundations for action. Part Four. Public health action: key interventions from past to present. 12. Surveillance and disease control: from data to intervention --
13. Health protection: from the physical environment to ecological health --
14. Preventive services: linking public health and personal health care --
15. Health promotion: from lifestyles to societal determinants of health --
16. Health maintenance and improvement for vulnerable populations: from needs to rights --
Part Five. Public health challenges: emerging issues and responses. 17. Public health governance: politics of participation, decision-making and accountability --
18. Futures of public health: where to now for the organised effort? --
19. A final note on ethical practice --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Vivian Lin, James Smith, and Sally Fawkes with Priscilla Robinson and Susan Chaplin.
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