Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation / Edition 1

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Overview

Reinventing Public Health offers guidance for translating the growing body of research on the fundamental social, economic, and ecological determinants of health into innovative programs and policies to improve the health of populations.

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Reviewer: Ross M. Mullner, PhD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book reconceptualizes the field of public health. It presents a bold new public policy orientation to improve the health of the population of the United States, and to reduce the nation's health disparities. The book also discusses the initiatives taken by several other nations, particularly Canada, to redress social inequities.
Purpose: According to the editor: "The book introduces a framework for identifying, arraying, and evaluating the evidence regarding the fundamental social, economic, and ecological determinants of population health and health disparities; explores the role of related development policies in influencing these fundamental determinants; and suggests alternative models of more health-centered policy and program design incorporating a consideration of the fundamental determinants of health."
Audience: This book is written for graduate students in public health, public policy, medical sociology, and political science. The editor, Lu Ann Aday, is a nationally known, highly respected professor and scholar from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
Features: The book consists of seven chapters. Each of the chapters is well crafted and flows nicely into the next with little overlap. A large name and subject index concludes the book.
Assessment: This is a very refreshing new look at public health. Unlike many textbooks in public health which basically repeat what has been said many times before, this book looks at public health from a new and original perspective. It is well organized, well written, and well researched. I highly recommend it!

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787975616
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Lu Ann Aday is the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor in Public Health and Medicine at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is the author of At Risk in America, second edition, Designing and Conducting Health Surveys, third edition, and Evaluating the Healthcare System, third edition.

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Table of Contents

1 Analytic framework 1
2 Fundamental determinants of population health 35
3 Sustainable development 65
4 Human development 106
5 Economic development 183
6 Community development and public health 237
7 Toward a healthy (re)public 285
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