An Introduction To Community Health / Edition 6

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Overview

The Sixth Edition of this best-selling introductory text has been updated to reflect the latest trends and statistics in community health in an effort to effectively address the health issues facing today’s communities. With emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, An Introduction to Community Health, Sixth Edition, covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.

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This text for students of health education presents an introduction to community health. Topics include, for example, governmental and nongovernmental health agencies, epidemiology, school health programs, community health and minority populations, community mental health, and workplace safety. Each chapter in the fourth edition features a boxed section containing content related to the goals and objectives. The authors are on the faculty of Ball State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763746346
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/5/2007
  • Edition description: 6E
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 638
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.93 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Unit 1 Foundations of Community Health 1
Ch. 1 Community Health - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 2
Ch. 2 Organizations that Help Shape Community Health 28
Ch. 3 Epidemiology: The Study of Disease, Injury, and Death in the Community 54
Ch. 4 Epidemiology: Prevention and Control of Diseases and Health Conditions 87
Ch. 5 Community Organizing/Building and Health Promotion Programming 112
Ch. 6 The School Health Program: A Component of Community Health 134
Unit 2 The Nation's Health 163
Ch. 7 Maternal, Infant, and Child Health 164
Ch. 8 Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults 207
Ch. 9 Elders 233
Ch. 10 Community Health and Minorities 264
Ch. 11 Community Mental Health 309
Ch. 12 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: A Community Concern 341
Unit 3 Health Care Delivery 377
Ch. 13 Health Care System: Structure 378
Ch. 14 Health Care System: Function 410
Unit 4 Environmental Health and Safety 441
Ch. 15 Environmental Concerns: Wastes and Pollution 442
Ch. 16 The Impact of Environment on Human Health 482
Ch. 17 Injuries as a Community Health Problem 516
Ch. 18 Safety and Health in the Workplace 556
App. 1 Retrospective Studies: How to Calculate an Odds Ratio 588
Prospective Studies: How to Calculate Relative and Attributable Risk 588
App. 2 Operational Definitions for the 1990 Census 589
App. 3 Revised Operational Definitions for 1997 591
App. 4: Self-Assessment Checklist 592
Glossary 595
Credits 612
Index 613
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