Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

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Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains 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.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 108 x 181 x 23mm | 332g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 50 black and white line drawings
  • 0199586306
  • 9780199586301
  • 107,048

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This is a useful core text for trainees in that it gives a succinct view on the key public health topics, issues and skills. It is also useful for established specialists... This fills an almost unique gap in the market as a quick guide and handbook to real-life public health practice. * BMA Book Awards 2014. Winner in Public Health category * For whom would I recommend this book? Just about everybody! All practitioners and students of public health without question ... My old copies of this book are scruffy and dog-eared and much loved. I can tell that in time this edition will be, too. * Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health * This fantastic little handbook has had a group of excellent editors over the previous two editions and this third edition sees four well-known and rather different public health advocates and practitioners take over the reins...For whom would I recommend this book? Just about everybody! All practitioners and students of public health without question. * Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health * All occupational physicians including trainees and those looking to conduct research, practising physicians who interpret workforce data and plan interventions and senior colleagues working at the strategic level will find something of relevance in this book. There is an immense amount of content for such a small book and, as such, it represents good value for money. * Lachlan Mackay Brown, Occupational Medicine, 64 (2014) *
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About Charles Guest

Dr Charles Guest has worked in government and academic public health in Australia and elsewhere, following graduation from Melbourne, Deakin and Harvard Universities. After medical registration in 1980 and clinical practice in Melbourne, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, posted to the New York City Department of Health in 1984. Subsequently, he undertook research on chronic disease in Australian Aborigines,
communicable disease and environmental health. He is currently a Senior Specialist in Population Health, Australian Capital Territory Government, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University.

Professor Walter Ricciardi is the Director of the Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. He graduated from the University of Naples (Medicine and Surgery) in 1984, specialised in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in 1988 and obtained his MSc (Community Medicine) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1989. Since 1993 he has held a number of key positions including President of the European Public Health Association, and has undertaken work with
the World Health Organisation and the European Union. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, USA.

Dr Ichiro Kawachi is Professor of Social Epidemiology, and Chairman of the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kawachi received his medical degree and Ph.D. (epidemiology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of over 400 articles on the social and economic determinants of population health. He was the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the first textbook on Social Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press
in 2000. He is also Senior Editor of the Social Epidemiology section of the international journal Social Science & Medicine. He has served as an advisor to the WHO, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization.

Dr Iain Lang, Consultant in Public Health, NHS Devon & Senior Lecturer in Public Health, National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care for the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC), University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
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