Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Fully revised and updated for the third edition, theOxford Handbook of Public Health Practiceremains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Assessment
1.1. Scoping public health problems, Gabriele Bammer
1.2. Priorities and ethics, Sian Griffiths, Robyn Martin, and Don Sinclair
1.3. Assessing health needs, John Wright and Ben Cave
1.4. Assessing health impacts, Alex Scott-Samuel, Kate Ardern, and Martin Birley
1.5. Economic assessment, Peter Brambleby
Part 2: Data and Information
2.1. Understanding data, information, and knowledge, Barry Tennison
2.2. Information technology and informatics, Don Detmer
2.3. Qualitative methods, Sara Mallinson, Jennie Popay, and Gareth Williams
2.4. Epidemiological approach and design, Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia
2.5. Inference, causality and interpretation, Iain Lang
2.6. Finding and appraising evidence, Anne Brice, Amanda Burls, and Alison Hill
2.7. Health status, Julian Flowers
2.8. Surveillance, Daniel Sosin and Richard Hopkins
2.9. Investigating clusters, Patrick Saunders, Andrew Kibble, and Amanda Burls
2.10. Health trends: registers, Jem Rashbass and John Newton
Part 3: Direct Action
3.1. Communicable disease epidemics, Sarah O'Brien
3.2. Environmental health risks, Roscoe Taylor and Charles Guest
3.3. Protecting and promoting health in the workplace, Tar-Ching Aw, Stuart Whitaker, and Malcolm Harrington
3.4. Engaging communities in participatory research and action, Meredith Minkler and Charlotte Chang
3.5. Emergency response, Paul Bolton and Frederick Burkle
3.6. Screening, Angela Raffle, Alexandra Barratt, and Muir Gray
3.7. Genetics, Hilary Burton, Alison Stewart
3.8. Health communication, Vish Viswanath
3.9. Public health practice in primary care, Steve Gillam
Part 4: Policy arenas
4.1. Developing healthy public policy, Don Nutbeam
4.2. Translating policy into indicators and targets, John Battersby
4.3. Translating goals, indicators, and targets into public health action, Rebekah Jenkin, Christine Jorm, and Michael Frommer
4.4. Media advocacy for policy influence, Simon Chapman
4.5. Influencing international policy, Tim Lang and Martin Caraher
4.6. Public health in poorer countries, Nicholas Banatvala and Eric Heymann
4.7. Regulation, Lawrence Gostin
Part 5:Health-care systems
5.1. Planning health services, David Lawrence
5.2. Funding and delivering health care, Anna Dixon
5.3. Commissioning health care, Richard Richards
5.4. Using guidance and frameworks, Rubin Minhas, Gene Feder, and Chris Griffiths
5.5. Evaluating health-care systems, Martin McKee, Bernadette Khoshaba, and Marina Karanikolos
5.6. Health-care process and patient experience, Diana Delnoij
5.7. Evaluating health-care technologies, Ruairidh Milne and Andrew Stevens
5.8. Improving equity, Sharon Friel
5.9. Improving quality, Nick Steel, David Melzer, Iain Lang
Part 6: Personal effectiveness
6.1. Developing leadership skills, Fiona Sim
6.2. Effective meetings, Edmund Jessop
6.3. Effective writing, Edmund Jessop
6.4. Working with the media, Alan Maryon-Davis
6.5. Communicating risk., Nick Steel and Charles Guest
6.6. Consultancy in a national strategy, Charles Guest
6.7. Assessing and improving your own professional practice, Caron Grainger
6.8. Activism, Muir Gray
6.9. Innovation, Muir Gray
Part 7: Organizations
7.1. Governance and accountability, Virginia Pearson
7.2. Business planning, Mike Gogarty
7.3. Controlling expenditures, Thomas Rice and Iain Laing
7.4. Partnerships, Julian Elston
7.5. Knowledge transfer, Jeanette Ward, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Martin Eccles
7.6. Health, sustainability, and climate change, David Pencheon, Sonia Roschnik, Paul Cosford
7.7. Workforce, Felix Greaves and Charles Guest
7.8. Effective public health action, Chris Spencer Jones

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