Dawning Answers: How the HIV/AIDS Epidemic has Helped to Strengthen Public Health

Hardcover | January 15, 2003

EditorRonald O. Valdiserri

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Dawning Answers charts the legacy of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic to the theory and practice of public health. Richly detailed chapters describe how advances in techniques and startegies to monitor health events, develop public policy, set funding priorities, mobilize communities, support theadoption of safer behaviors, ensure access to needed prevention and treatment services, and involve affected populations in public health research, intervention, and evaluation, all owe a substantial debt to those who have adapted, redefined, and extended these techniques and strategies in responseto HIV/AIDS. The book offers thoughtful analyses from experts in various fields and disciplines. Although most of the examples reflect the U.S. experience, relevant examples from other countries are cited, and an entire chapter is devoted to the evolving impact of HIV/AIDS on global health anddevelopment. Devastating as the losses from AIDS have been, the many public health lessons learned as a result of the epidemic have positively influenced other domains of public health and will continue to exert an influence on new approaches to health assessment, policy development, andassurance.

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Dawning Answers charts the legacy of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic to the theory and practice of public health. Richly detailed chapters describe how advances in techniques and startegies to monitor health events, develop public policy, set funding priorities, mobilize communities, support theadoption of safer behaviors, ensure access t...

Ronald O. Valdiserri is at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 0.91 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195147407

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Table of Contents

1. Ronald O. Valdiserri: HIV/AIDS in Historical Profile2. James W. Buehler(Center for Disease Control and Prevention): HIV and AIDS Surveillance: Public Health Lessons Learned3. Ronald O. Valdiserri: HIV/AIDS: Contribution to Community Mobilization and Health Planning Efforts4. Ann O'Leary, David R. Holtgrave, Linda Wright-Deaguero, Robert M. Malow (AO'L, LW-D: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; DH: Emory University; RM: University of Miami): Innovations in Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS: Applications to other Health Promotion Activities5. Scott Burris, Lawrence O. Gostin(SB: Temple University Law School, LG: Georgetown and Jons Hopkins Universities): The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Development of Public Health Law6. Jeffrey Levi (George Washington University Medical Center): The Evolution of National Funding Policies for HIV Prevention and Treatment7. Ronald Bayer (Columbia University School of Public Health): AIDS and the Making of an Ethics of Public Health8. Laura C. Leviton, Mary E. Guinan(LL: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; MG: Nevada Department of Health): Contributions of HIV Prevention to Public Health Program Evaluation9. Peter Lamptey, Kristen Ruckstuhl, Ward Cates (All: Family Health International, Arlington, Virginia): HIV/AIDS: Evolving Impact on Global HealthJames W. Curran (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University): Epilogue: Impact of the HIV Epidemic on the Training and Practice of Future Public Health Professionals

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"This multi-authored volume documents the role of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in enhancing both health theory and practice. He has assmbled an impressive group of experienced contributors, whose individual chapters are both authoritative and highly informative about the vital role this disease hasplayed in stregthening public health services worldwide. This volume is comprehensive in its coverage, innovative in its approach, and well written. It is highly recommended to all in the fields of public health and preventive medicine."--Journal of Community Health