An Introduction To Community Health / Edition 7

An Introduction To Community Health / Edition 7

ISBN-10:
0763790117
ISBN-13:
9780763790110
Pub. Date:
03/03/2011
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Overview

An Introduction To Community Health / Edition 7

An Introduction to Community Health, Seventh Edition, has been updated to reflect the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. Short scenarios, key terminology, marginal definitions, and web activities are included in each chapter to make this an accessible and reader-friendly resource for the beginning community health student.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763790110
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Edition description: 7
Pages: 596
Sales rank: 730,896
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(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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