Part of Jones & Bartlett’s unique, Essential Public Health series. From clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101: Healthy People––Healthy Populations provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation. Through case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, readers will come away with a clear understanding of how public health affects them in their everyday lives.
They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health and gain a deeper understanding about the health news they are exposed to each day. Key Features: Public Health 101 fully implements the curriculum framework, learning objectives, and “enduring understandings” of undergraduate public health education as recommended by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)* and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). Frameworks for thinking, checklists, and step-by-step examples provide students with hands-on practice. Case studies, vignettes, and extensive illustrations reinforce the materials and provide interactive exercises for classroom discussions, homework, and examinations. Check out Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
Public Health 101: Healthy People-Healthy Populations provides a wider perspective to public health and disease than many titles offer, surveying a range of intervention options for public health, offering case studies and examples for healthcare system management, and providing a curriculum framework for college-level undergrads in public health education. The result is a powerful package of resources key to any college-level collection offering public health programs.
The book gets 4 stars because, while I found it to be an easy, informative, and enjoyable read, it did not give too much attention to health systems outside the U.S. outside from one chapter. However, if you are looking for a great book about public health is the United States, this would be a 5 star review.
This book is so easy to sit back and read! The chapters are not very long and they cut right to the point. This is a great book for anyone looking to go into public health or the medical field.
I purchased this book for a class I am currently taking. I am about to start the 4th chapter but so far it has been easy to read. I like that the chapters are not super long and is actually easy to read. Not long and drawn out.
Came when I expected and it was in good shape. Also a better price than I could find in the bookstore even for a new book.
Product Details :
- Series: Essential Public Health
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1 edition (August 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449601499
- ISBN-13: 978-1449601492
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches