The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Guide to Community Preventive Services : What Works to Promote Health?

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The gold standard for evidence-based public health, The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a primary resource to improve health and prevent disease in states, communities, independent, non-federal Task Force on Community Preventive Services, the guide uses comprehensive systemic review methods to evaluate population-oriented health interventions. The recommendations of the Task Force are explicitly linked to the scientific evidence developed during systematic reviews. This volume examines the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions to combat such risky behaviours as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and violence; to reduce the impact and suffering of specific conditions such as cancer, diabetes, vaccine-preventable diseases, and motor vehicle injuries; and to address social determinants oh health such as education, housing, and access to care. The chapters are grouped into three broad categories: changing risk behaviours; reducing specific diseases, injuries, and impairments; and methodological background for the book itself.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 506 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 31.75mm | 916g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 line illustrations
  • 0195151089
  • 9780195151084

Table of contents

PART I: CHANGING RISK BEHAVIOURS AND ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES; 1. Tobacco; 2. Physical activity; 3. The social environment; PART II: REDUCING DISEASE, INJURY, AND IMPAIRMENT; 4. Cancer; 5. Diabetes; 6. Vaccine-preventable diseases; 7. Oral health; 8. Motor vehicle occupant injury; 9. Violence; PART III: METHODOLOGICAL BACKGROUND; 10. Methods used for reviewing evidence and linking evidence to recommendations; 11. Understanding and using the economic evidence; 12. Continuing research needsshow more

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"This book is interesting; I had trouble putting it down. For readers interested in community health intervention, it is a must-have. Doctoral level education candidates in community/public health will need this for a reference. Community/public health practitioners will need this for program development. Good job." --Doody's "This book is interesting; I had trouble putting it down. For readers interested in community health intervention, it is a must-have. Doctoral level education candidates in community/public health will need this for a reference. Community/public health practitioners will need this for program development. Good job." --Doody's "This book is interesting; I had trouble putting it down. For readers interested in community health intervention, it is a must-have. Doctoral level education candidates in community/public health will need this for a reference. Community/public health practitioners will need this for program development. Good job." --Doody's "This book is interesting; I had trouble putting it down. For readers interested in community health intervention, it is a must-have. Doctoral level education candidates in community/public health will need this for a reference. Community/public health practitioners will need this for programdevelopment. Good job." --Doody'sshow more