Public Health and Primary Care: Partners in Population Health

Paperback | July 5, 2007

byAlison Hill, Sian Griffiths, Stephen Gillam

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This book is written for people working in primary care, who want to understand more about how they contribute to improving the health and health care of the populations that they serve, and for people working in public health, who want to understand the essential contribution of primary careto improving health. It sets out the nature, purpose and relevance of public health approaches to primary care practitioners and primary care organisations. Primary care teams have had a long established role in public health, providing preventive services to populations, through the registered population in general practice. This model of a registered practice population has withstood multiple reconfigurations and reorganisations within the NHS and isthe envy of many countries trying to create a public health system with primary care at its heart. There are clear differences in approach, with the inevitable conflicts between the rights of the individual set against the responsibility to ensure services are delivered fairly and equitably to wholepopulations. This book explores this dilemma, showing how people working in primary care can cross the divide to become part of the public health system, and in doing so are well placed to make a difference to the health of their populations.

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This book is written for people working in primary care, who want to understand more about how they contribute to improving the health and health care of the populations that they serve, and for people working in public health, who want to understand the essential contribution of primary careto improving health. It sets out the nature,...

Dr Sian Griffiths has held a variety of service public health posts within academic links at international, national, regional and local level in the UK. She was Chair of the Association for Public Health, Co-founder of the UKPHA, President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians UK, and Co-Chair of the Hon...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:July 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198508530

ISBN - 13:9780198508533

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Table of Contents

1. What is public health?2. Organization of primary care3. How is public health applied in primary care?4. The essential public health toolkit5. Public health in practice: improving health6. Public health in practice: improving services7. Public health in practice: protecting health8. Education and workforce development9. Epilogue: Bridging the divide - future challenges

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"A great book, worth reading, that makes a great plea for the further development of Community Oriented Primary Care."--International Journal of Integrated Care