Essentials Of Public Health - Third Edition (Essential Public Health): A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Professionals
Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals. It is a vital field that encompasses a wide range of disciplines, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health education, health policy, health administration, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about public health, or pursuing a career in this field, you may want to check out the book Essentials Of Public Health - Third Edition (Essential Public Health) by Bernard J. Turnock. This book is an excellent introduction to the field of public health, written for senior-level undergraduates or graduate students in public health, health science, nursing, and other health professions. It gives special focus to public health careers and the workings of public health agencies.
The book combines the best elements of Dr. Turnock's other two books: Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference. The first set of chapters introduces defines and describes the public health system, provide concepts and tools for measuring health in populations, characterizes the relationship of the public health system with medical care and other elements of the overall health system, and identifies governmentâs unique contributions through federal, state, and local public health agencies. The second set of chatpers focuses on public health careers within the context of the overall public health workforce. Basic information on the size and composition of the public health workforce is followed by chapters that address careers and jobs in public health administration, epidemiology, public health nursing, health education, and other professional and program titles and positions.
The book also covers new topics such as: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, strategic planning, accreditation of public health organizations and credentialing of public health workers; extensive information on state and local public health practice derived from national surveys conducted since 2012; two separate chapters on Community Public Health Practice and Emergency Preparedness (formerly covered in one single chapter); new conceptual frameworks for the public health system, overall health system, and public health workforce; an examination of an additional 16 different public health occupationsâa total of 39 covered in all; more than 60 new or revised charts and tables and a series of âoutside-the-book thinkingâ exercises appears in each chapter.
The book uses clear, reader-friendly language and helpful learning tools such as chapter exercises and discussion questions, making it an ideal text to prepare you for the profession of public health. You can download the book in mobi format from Amazon.com or Google Books. aa16f39245