Prevention, Policy, and Public Health

Hardcover | February 4, 2016

EditorAmy A. Eyler, Jamie F. ChriquibySarah Moreland-Russell

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The greatest public health victories of the last century - public sanitation, vehicle safety measures, limits on smoking and tobacco use - have all been facilitated by public policies. While policy is an unparalleled tool for effecting change in public health, most professionals are unpreparedto plan, apply, or study policy in a consequential way. Prevention, Policy, and Public Health provides a basic foundation for students, professionals, and researchers to be more effective in the policy arena. It offers information on the dynamics of the policymaking process, theoretical frameworks, analysis, and policy applications. It also offers toolsfor advocacy and communication, two integral aspects of shaping policies for public health. Organized around the leading risk factors for premature death and supplemented with illustrative case study examples, this book will help professionals and researchers understand the dimensions of policy, which can in turn inform the conduct of research and evaluation. These skills, combined with anunderstanding of opportunities and limitations within governments, can be highly applicable to designing effective policies and programs. With current pressures to implement broad and sustainable public health improvements, policies are more important than ever for anyone in the study and practice of public health. This book can be considered a primer to truly understanding the connection between prevention, policy, and publichealth.

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The greatest public health victories of the last century - public sanitation, vehicle safety measures, limits on smoking and tobacco use - have all been facilitated by public policies. While policy is an unparalleled tool for effecting change in public health, most professionals are unpreparedto plan, apply, or study policy in a conseq...

Amy A. Eyler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Public Health at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Her main research interests are health promotion through community policy and environmental interventions, with a focus on physical activity and obesity prevention. For over a decade, she served as P...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Fundamental Policy Concepts1. Amy A. Eyler and Ross C. Brownson: Policy and Prevention2. Shelley Golden and Sarah Moreland-Russell: Policy Explained3. Sarah Moreland-Russell and Marissa Zwald: Policy Theory4. Jamie F. Chriqui and Sabrina K. Young: Policy Analysis5. Jason Q. Purnell, Sarah Simon, Emily B. Zimmerman, Gabriela J. Camberos, and Robert Fields: Social DeterminantsPart Two: Policy Illustrations for Specific Public Health Issues6. Sarah Moreland-Russell and Shelley Golden: Tobacco7. Jamie F. Chriqui and Christina N. Sansone: Obesity and Food Policy8. Amy A. Eyler and Marissa Zwald: Physical Activity9. Richard A. Grucza and Andrew D. Plunk: Alcohol Policy10. William G. Powderly: Infectious Disease11. David A. Sleet and Frederic E. Shaw: Injury Prevention12. Melissa Jonson-Reid, Janet L. Lauritsen, Tonya Edmond, and F. David Schneider: Violence13. Bradley Stoner: Sexual Behavior14. Duane C. McBride, Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath, and Curtis W. VanderWaal=: Illicit Drug UsePart Three: Next Steps in Public Health through Policy15. Jamie F. Chriqui and Amy Eyler: Tracking and Surveillance16. Harry T. Kwon and David E. Nelson: Communication17. Roberta R. Friedman and Marlene B. Schwartz: Advocacy18. Ross C. Brownson and Amy A. Eyler: Next StepsIndex