The New Public Health

The New Public Health : An Introduction for the 21st Century

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Countries around the world are engaged in health reform, which places great demands on health care providers and systems managers. From the managed care revolution in the United States to the rebuilding of health systems in postcommunist Russia, these reforms impact millions of health care workers, government officials, patients, and the public alike.

The New Public Health will help students and practitioners understand factors affecting the reform process of health care organization and delivery. It links the classic public health issues such as environmental sanitation, health education, and epidemiology with the new issues of universal health care, economics, and management of health systems for the new century.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 856 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 50.8mm | 1,360.77g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0127033505
  • 9780127033501

Table of contents

A History of Public Health.
Expanding the Concept of Public Health.
Measuring and Evaluating the Health of a Population.
Communicable Diseases.
Noncommunicable Conditions.
Family Health.
Special Community Health Needs.
Nutrition and Food Safety.
Environmental and Occupational Health.
Organization of Public Health Systems.
Measuring Costs: The Economics of Health.
Planning and Managing Health Systems.
National Health Systems.
Human Resources for Health Care.
Technology, Quality, Law, and Ethics.
Globalization of Health.
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"...impressed with the scope and depth of its coverage. ...The book would be most welcome by the growing number of undergraduate programs in public health springing up all over the U.S. ...It is a tour de force and should be most useful in the eastern Europe schools of public health."
Lowell Levin, Yale University, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health

"There are few comprehensive textbooks in this field, so each new one is welcomed, this one warmly so. ...a good book, well able to stand comparison to others currently available. ...I commend this book. It will be a valuable resource for graduate students in public health and residency training programs."
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In general, the book is easy to read, and the language is not likely to be a major problem for those readers whose first language is not English. In addition, there is a good key to abbreviations and an extensive glossary of terminology, which is likely to be helpful both to beginning public health students in English-speaking countries and to those who are not native English speakers or who are unfamiliar with some of the terminology specific to the United States.

Another important plus are the multiple references and recommended readings and other resources at the end of each chapter. Many of these are Internet sites, which may be more readily available than the suggested books and periodicals, at least in some areas of the world.

In summary, this book is a very ambitious attempt to define an expanded concept of public health and to give an overview of all its components. It is likely to be useful for beginning students but may not be very satisfying for practicing public health professionals, given its very brief treatment of many subjects.
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About Elena A. Varavikova

Theodore H. Tulchinsky (MD from the University of Toronto; M.P.H. degree from Yale University) served as a Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health in Israel, and Director of Preventive Health Services and Coordinator for Health and supervisor of health in the West Bank and Gaza (development of immunization, nutrition, primary care for maternal and child health especially). He is Associate Professor at the Braun School of Public Health at the Hebrew University, and was Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health. He has published extensively on public health topics including on infectious diseases, nutrition and environmental health. He is active in promoting new schools of public health in Countries of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Central Asia, served on the Executive Board of the European Association of Schools of Public Health. He is lead author on the textbook The New Public Health (three editions in 1999, 2005, 2014); NPH has been translated into Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Moldovan, Romanian, Mongolian, Georgian and Turkish languages. Ted was awarded the Andija Stampar Medal in 2010 for "excellence in promoting public health education in Europe, and has been Deputy Editor of Public Health Reviews from 2010 to 2017. Elena A. Varavikova is an MD from the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. She completed her Ph.D. in Moscow, an M.P.H. degree at the School of Public Health at the State University of New York in Albany, and postdoctoral studies at the Harvard University School of Public Health. She served as Chief of the Unit for Monitoring of Health and Preventable Deaths, Public Health Institute, Russia, as well as Associate Professor of Public Health at the Moscow Medical Academy. After a 4-year affiliation as a scientist for the World Health Organization, HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, she returned to Russia to work in the Ministry of Health and Social Development in the Department for International Collaboration in Public Health, and later in the Federal Agency for High-tech Medical Care. Dr. Varavikova is now a State Adviser for the Russian Federation. She has managed and participated in number of projects in many countries and has published on public health topics including health policy, population health, future studies and globalization, health technology assessment, and professional education.
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