Introduction to public health / Mary-Jane Schneider, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, New York, with Henry S. Schneider, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York ; drawings by Henry S. Schneider.

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Edition:Fifth edition.
Published: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I: What is public health?
  • Public health: science, politics, and prevention
  • Why is public health controversial?
  • Powers and responsibilities of government
  • Part II: Analytical methods of public health
  • Epidemiology: the basic science of public health
  • Epidemiologic principles and methods
  • Problems and limits of epidemiology
  • Statistics: making sense of uncertainty
  • The role of data in public health
  • Part III: Biomedical basis of public health
  • The "Conquest" of infectious diseases
  • The resurgence of infectious diseases
  • The biomedical basis of chronic diseases
  • Genetic diseases and other inborn errors
  • Part IV: Social and behavioral factors in health
  • Do people choose their own health?
  • How psychosocial factors affect health behavior
  • Public health enemy number one: tobacco
  • Public health enemy number two and growing: poor diet and physical inactivity
  • Injuries are not accidents
  • Maternal and child health as a social problem
  • Mental health: public health includes healthy minds
  • Part V: Environmental issue in public health
  • A clean environment: the basis of public health
  • Clean air: is it safe a breathe?
  • Clean water: a limited resource
  • Solid and hazardous wastes: what to do with the garbage?
  • Safe food and drugs: an ongoing regulatory battle
  • Population: the ultimate environmental health issue
  • Part VI: Medical care and public health
  • Is the medical care system a public health issue?
  • Why the U.S. medical system needs reform
  • Health services research: finding what works
  • Public health and the aging population
  • Part VII: The future of public health
  • Emergency preparednes, post-9/11
  • Public health in the Twenty-First Century: achievements and challenges.