Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Paperback | March 1, 2013

EditorCharles Guest, Walter Ricciardi, Ichiro Kawachi

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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 issuesfrom 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 inpractical 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, communityand government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

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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 issuesfrom across the globe, this literally provid...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.01 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199586306

ISBN - 13:9780199586301

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Table of Contents

Part 1: AssessmentGabriele Bammer: 1.1 Scoping public health problemsSian Griffiths, Robyn Martin, and Don Sinclair: 1.2 Priorities and ethicsJohn Wright and Ben Cave: 1.3 Assessing health needsAlex Scott-Samuel, Kate Ardern, and Martin Birley: 1.4 Assessing health impactsPeter Brambleby: 1.5 Economic assessmentPart 2: Data and InformationBarry Tennison: 2.1Understanding data, information, and knowledgeDon Detmer: 2.2 Information technology and informaticsSara Mallinson, Jennie Popay, and Gareth Williams: 2.3 Qualitative methodsWalter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia: 2.4 Epidemiological approach and designIain Lang: 2.5 Inference, causality and interpretationAnne Brice, Amanda Burls, and Alison Hill: 2.6 Finding and appraising evidenceJulian Flowers: 2.7 Health statusDaniel Sosin and Richard Hopkins: 2.8 SurveillancePatrick Saunders, Andrew Kibble, and Amanda Burls: 2.9 Investigating clustersJem Rashbass and John Newton: 2.10 Health trends: registersPart 3: Direct ActionSarah O'Brien: 3.1 Communicable disease epidemicsRoscoe Taylor and Charles Guest: 3.2 Environmental health risksTar-Ching Aw, Stuart Whitaker, and Malcolm Harrington: 3.3 Protecting and promoting health in the workplaceMeredith Minkler and Charlotte Chang: 3.4 Engaging communities in participatory research and actionPaul Bolton and Frederick Burkle: 3.5 Emergency responseAngela Raffle, Alexandra Barratt, and Muir Gray: 3.6 ScreeningHilary Burton, Alison Stewart: 3.7 GeneticsVish Viswanath: 3.8 Health communicationSteve Gillam: 3.9 Public health practice in primary carePart 4: Policy arenasDon Nutbeam: 4.1Developing healthy public policyJohn Battersby: 4.2 Translating policy into indicators and targetsRebekah Jenkin, Christine Jorm, and Michael Frommer: 4.3 Translating goals, indicators, and targets into public health actionSimon Chapman: 4.4 Media advocacy for policy influenceTim Lang and Martin Caraher: 4.5 Influencing international policyNicholas Banatvala and Eric Heymann: 4.6 Public health in poorer countriesLawrence Gostin: 4.7 RegulationPart 5:Health-care systemsDavid Lawrence: 5.1 Planning health servicesAnna Dixon: 5.2 Funding and delivering health careRichard Richards: 5.3 Commissioning health careRubin Minhas, Gene Feder, and Chris Griffiths: 5.4 Using guidance and frameworksMartin McKee, Bernadette Khoshaba, and Marina Karanikolos: 5.5 Evaluating health-care systemsDiana Delnoij: 5.6 Health-care process and patient experienceRuairidh Milne and Andrew Stevens: 5.7 Evaluating health-care technologiesSharon Friel: 5.8 Improving equityNick Steel, David Melzer, Iain Lang: 5.9 Improving qualityPart 6: Personal effectivenessFiona Sim: 6.1 Developing leadership skillsEdmund Jessop: 6.2 Effective meetingsEdmund Jessop: 6.3 Effective writingAlan Maryon-Davis: 6.4 Working with the mediaNick Steel and Charles Guest: 6.5 Communicating risk.Charles Guest: 6.6 Consultancy in a national strategyCaron Grainger: 6.7 Assessing and improving your own professional practiceMuir Gray: 6.8 ActivismMuir Gray: 6.9 InnovationPart 7: OrganizationsVirginia Pearson: 7.1 Governance and accountabilityMike Gogarty: 7.2 Business planningThomas Rice and Iain Laing: 7.3 Controlling expendituresJulian Elston: 7.4 PartnershipsJeanette Ward, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Martin Eccles: 7.5 Knowledge transferDavid Pencheon, Sonia Roschnik, Paul Cosford: 7.6 Health, sustainability, and climate changeFelix Greaves and Charles Guest: 7.7 WorkforceChris Spencer Jones: 7.8 Effective public health action

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"Excellent chapters, clearly explained...informative, useful and practical...An essential book for anyone in public health or with a public health interest...continues to succinctly give the tools to be an effective public health practitioner to survive and succeed in these times...this bookis the equivalent of the 'Public Health' Bible." --BMA Medical Book Competition April 2007