An Introduction to Community Health / Edition 5

An Introduction to Community Health / Edition 5

by James F. McKenzie, Robert R. Pinger, Jerome E. Kotecki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763743941

ISBN-13: 9780763743949

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

This update of the 2002, 1999, and 1997 editions of an introductory textbook for those pursing careers in community health incorporates such timely topics as preparing for bioterrorism, the obesity epidemic in the US, strategies for improving the health of specific populations, and current national benchmarks for health and drug control. The text includes review

Overview

This update of the 2002, 1999, and 1997 editions of an introductory textbook for those pursing careers in community health incorporates such timely topics as preparing for bioterrorism, the obesity epidemic in the US, strategies for improving the health of specific populations, and current national benchmarks for health and drug control. The text includes review questions, activities, websites, a glossary, technical appendices, and a self-assessment checklist. Updated ancillary materials are available. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763743949
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexix
Unit 1Foundations of Community Health1
Chapter 1Community Health--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow2
Chapter 2Organizations that Help Shape Community Health28
Chapter 3Epidemiology: the Study of Disease, Injury, and Death in the Community54
Chapter 4Epidemiology: Prevention and Control of Diseases and Health Conditions87
Chapter 5Community Organizing/Building and Health Promotion Programming112
Chapter 6The School Health Program: a Component of Community Health134
Unit 2The Nation's Health163
Chapter 7Maternal, Infant, and Child Health164
Chapter 8Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults207
Chapter 9Elders233
Chapter 10Community Health and Minorities264
Chapter 11Community Mental Health309
Chapter 12Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: A Community Concern341
Unit 3Health Care Delivery377
Chapter 13Health Care System: Structure378
Chapter 14Health Care System: Function410
Unit 4Environmental Health and Safety441
Chapter 15Environmental Concerns: Wastes and Pollution442
Chapter 16The Impact of Environment on Human Health482
Chapter 17Injuries as a Community Health Problem516
Chapter 18Safety and Health in the Workplace556
Appendix 1Retrospective Studies: How to Calculate an Odds Ratio588
Prospective Studies: How to Calculate Relative and Attributable Risk588
Appendix 2Operational Definitions for the 1990 Census589
Appendix 3Revised Operational Definitions for 1997591
Appendix 4Self-Assessment Checklist592
Glossary595
Credits612
Index613

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