Public Health and Aging

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Current issues in the public health arena have challenged the system to broaden its traditional focus on infectious disease to include chronic disease as well. As this change in emphasis takes place, professionals must be prepared to address the special chronic health concerns of older people living in the community. This textbook meets the training needs of those professionals.

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Overview

Current issues in the public health arena have challenged the system to broaden its traditional focus on infectious disease to include chronic disease as well. As this change in emphasis takes place, professionals must be prepared to address the special chronic health concerns of older people living in the community. This textbook meets the training needs of those professionals.

Public Health and Aging examines the role of public health in the planning, coordination, and delivery of health promotion and disease prevention services to older people living outside of institutional settings. Here, experts in the areas of health care policy and care of aged persons analyze the scientific basis for the practice of public health in an increasingly aging society. Reviewing a wide range of the social, cultural, financial, and environmental factors that influence the health experiences of older population groups, the authors delve into the epidemiology of age-related chronic illnesses, program development, methodological issues, data collection and analysis, strategies for intervention, and ethics. From outlines for community-based program planning and development to discussions about the future challenges for health care systems and services, this book is an ideal reference for gerontology, public policy, and public health professionals and professionals in training.

Johns Hopkins University Press

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A helpful chronology takes the reader through the war day by day.

— Carol Bicak

Contemporary Gerontology

The strength of this book lies in the wisdom and stature of its authors. Included are contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and respected figures in the fields of public health and aging services....a very useful text for students in public health or a guide for public health faculty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801855597
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Hickey is professor of health behavior and health education at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. Marjorie A. Speers is deputy associate director for science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas R. Prohaska is associate professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents and Contributors: The Public Health Paradigm Robert L. Kane ; Understanding the Aging and Public Health Networks Alan L. Balsam and Carolyn L. Bottum ; Behavioral, Social, and Socioenvironmental Factors Adding Years to Life and Life to Years George A. Kaplan ; Issues of Resource Allocation in an Aging Society Robert H. Binstock ; Variability in Disease Manifestations in Older Adults: Implications for Public and Community Health Programs Robert B. Wallace ; Disability Outcomes of Chronic Disease and Their Implications for Public Health Marcel E. Salive and Jack M. Guralnik ; Evidence of Modifiable Risk Factors in Older Adults as a Basis for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs Gilbert S. Omenn, Shirley M. Beresford, David M. Buchner, Andrea LaCroix, Mona Martin, Donald L. Patrick, Jeffery I. Wallace, and Edward H. Wagner ; Integrating Research into Program Planning and Development Terrie Wetle ; Surveillance, Needs Assessment, and Evaluation Susan L. Hughes ; Conceptual Measurement, and Analytical Issues in Assessing Health Status in Older Populations Anita L. Stewart and Sam Shapiro ; On the Economic Analysis of Interventions for Aged Populations Ronald J. Ozminkowski and Laurence G. Branch; Postponing Disability: Identifying Points of Decline and Potential Intervention S. Jay Olshansky and Mark A. Rudberg ; Aging, Bioethics, and Public Health: Issues at the Intersection of Three Multidisciplinary Fields; Rosalie A. Kane Implications of an Aging Society for the Preparation of Public Health Professionals Thomas R. Prohaska and Steven P. Wallace ; Implications of an Aging Society for the Organization and Evaluation of Public Health Services Elizabeth A. Kutza ; Toward a Synthesis of a Public Health Agenda for an Aging Society Ronald Anderson and Nadereh Pourat

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