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Public health : what it is and how it works

Author: Bernard J Turnock
Publisher: Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system?what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turnock, Bernard J.
Public health.
Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2016]
(DLC) 2015014287
(OCoLC)907515696
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard J Turnock
ISBN: 9781284069426 1284069427
OCLC Number: 919167562
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 453 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: What is public health? --
Health from an ecological perspective --
Public health and the health system --
Law, government, and public health --
Core functions and public health practice --
Public health workforce --
Managing public health infrastructure --
Managing public health interventions --
Public health emergency preparedness and response --
Future challenges for public health in America.
Responsibility: Bernard J. Turnock.

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Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system?what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal, state, and local levels; its core functions and how well these are currently being addressed; evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities such as epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, policy development, and more.

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