Public Health For An Aging Society by Thomas R. ProhaskaPublic Health For An Aging Society by Thomas R. Prohaska

Public Health For An Aging Society

EditorThomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, Robert H. Binstock

Paperback | February 21, 2012

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Public Health and Aging was published to critical acclaim almost fifteen years ago. Much has changed in public health since then. Thomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, and Robert H. Binstock now offer a completely new and updated overview of the field in Public Health for an Aging Society.

This comprehensive survey discusses research, policy, and practice; managing and preventing diseases; promoting mental and physical health; and maintaining quality of life for an aging society. The fields of public health and aging have grown increasingly complex. Given the interdependency of issues posed by an aging society, the editors of this volume expand the traditional scope and treatments of public health and aging by adopting a social-ecological perspective that incorporates individual, family, community, societal, and environmental concerns. Chapters address the most critical public health issues facing an aging society, including Medicare and family caregiving, and introduce many new and emerging concepts, such as emergency preparedness, technology in aging, translational research, genomics, and environmental influences on health and health practices.

The emergence of an aging society in the United States has far-reaching consequences for every generation. This book provides the latest information and future directions for the public health of this growing population. Students and practitioners will find Public Health for an Aging Society an invaluable resource both in the workplace and the classroom.

Thomas R. Prohaska is a professor in the School of Public Health and codirector of the Center for Research on Health and Aging at the Institute for Health Research & Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lynda A. Anderson is director of the Healthy Aging Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an adjunc...
Title:Public Health For An Aging SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.09 inPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421404354

ISBN - 13:9781421404356

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Public Health for an Aging Society is a highly readable volume that captures the essence of public health, introduces the reader to current aging-related challenges, provides direction for addressing those challenges, and offers a glimpse of things to come. After finishing this volume, even the more seasoned among us are likely to have learned something new, to have expanded the way they think about an issue or two, and may even find that their enthusiasm for what we do in public health has been reignited.