Public Health Practice: What Works

Hardcover | October 24, 2012

EditorJonathan E. Fielding, Steven M. Teutsch

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Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, is home to 10 million people and 88 municipalities. It is larger than 41 of the 50 states. Comprising urban centers, extensive suburbs, and low-income, rural, and agricultural communities, it poses complex public healthchallenges that are diverse in scope and unmatched in scale. In Public Health Practice: What Works, the leaders of LA County's Department of Public Health compile the lessons and best practices of working in a complex and evolving public health setting. Through stories of success (and challenges) from practice, this book offers a practical guide to effectivehealth policy and program interventions for individuals, teams, practitioners, and departments on any scale. All facets of public health practice are illustrated through case-specific chapters, including coverage of core capacities, health promotion and protection, emergency response, and service delivery. Techniques and themes addressed here include:DT cross-cutting interventions and intersectoral actions to improve population healthDT environmental problems and influences on health outcomesDT policy as a public health toolDT targeted and tailored programs and services, policies, and partnershipsEmploying a casebook method to provide real-life teaching tools for practitioners and students, Public Health Practice: What Works is a new benchmark for practical, contemporary public health practice.

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Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, is home to 10 million people and 88 municipalities. It is larger than 41 of the 50 states. Comprising urban centers, extensive suburbs, and low-income, rural, and agricultural communities, it poses complex public healthchallenges that are diverse in scope and unmatched ...

Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA, is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Steven M. Teutsch, MD, MPH, is Chief Science Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword1. J. Fielding, J. Freedman, S. Caldwell: Introduction and History of Public Health in Los Angeles County Core Capacities2. S. Baldwin, A. Lightstone: Measuring Population Health: The Los Angeles County Health Survey3. W. Schiffer, G. Huang-Richman, J. Bobrowsky, M. Hatch: Strategic Planning: Visioning the New Public Health Agency4. S. Teutsch: Programs and Policies that Work: How Evidence Can Drive Action5. D. Caley, D. Davenport: From Direct Service to Community Orientation: Transformation of Nursing Practice6. J. Gunzenhauser, K. Smith: Assuring Competence: Credentialing and Privileging of Physicians7. D. Jacobson, D. Lotstein: Performance Improvement: Using Accountability and Rapid-Cycle Techniques to Improve Services8. R. Rodriguez, S. Kissell: The Medium and the Message: Strategies for Effective Communication9. M. Chao, G. Donatoni, C. Higgins, M. Eldahaby, C. Harding: Understanding Birth Outcomes and Adverse Birth Events: LAMB and LA HOPEHealth Promotion10. M. Shih: Underlying Determinants of Health: Putting Local Data to Work11. P. Simon, S. Bogert: Tackling Toxic Food Environments: A Response to the Obesity Epidemic12. J. Armbruster, G. Haberman, L. Franco, M. Ocanas: Enticing People Out of Their Cars: Promoting Active Living13. M. Weber, L. Aragon: From Health Education to Health Policy: A Local Paradigm Shift in Tobacco Control14. M. Parra, J. Heinzerling, S. Caldwell, K. Harrison: Reaching Underserved Populations: Influenza Vaccination in the African American Community15. R. Gilchick, J. Scully, C. Harding: The Asthma Coalition: Effective Prevention and Control through CollaborationHealth Protection16. L. Mascola, B. Werner: 101 Deadly Days: Listeria Monocytogenes Associated with Mexican Style Cheese17. D. Dassey, D. Terashita, S. Sakamoto: Infection Control: Public Health Outreach to Hospitals18. K. Ehnert, B. Kim-Farley: Reducing Zoonoses: Controlling Animal Importation19. H. Dela Cruz, T. Powell, J. Fielding: Safe Food Facilities: Reestablishing Public Confidence Through Letter Grades20. H. Dela Cruz, T. Powell: Food Product Recalls: Effective Local Response21. B. Franklin, K. Murray: Sewage Discharge Response: Reforms in Reporting and Public Notification22. M. Santos, J. Lewis, J. Scully: Contaminated Fish: Protecting Communities Through Community Education and Reducing AvailabilityEmergency Response23. M. Contreras, B. Bristow, A. Plough, K. Harrison: Emergency Management: Building an Effective Structure for Local Public Health24. M. Bosshard, B. Bristow, N. Barakat, E. Hinojos: Employees as First Responders: A Framework for Emergency Readiness25. B. Bristow, D. Diamond, M. Kim, A. Plough: Responding to Potential Emergencies: The Threat Assessment Unit26. K. Kaufman: Radiation Risk: Development of a Multi-Agency Radiation Response Plan27. C. Knox, D. Davenport: Dispensing Emergency Medications and Supplies: Points of Dispensing Models28. S. Khan, D. Bagwell: Real Time Information in Emergencies: Automating Medication Data CollectionService Delivery29. J. Viernes, A. Long: Reducing Drug Use Among Non-violent Offenders: The Drug Court Program30. E. Shultz: Preventing Opiate Overdose Deaths: Legal Challenges and Effectiveness of Prevention Education and Narcan Distribution31. D. Crevecoeur, R. Gonzales, R. Rawson, J. Fielding, J. Viernes: Increasing Accountability Among Substance Abuse Treatment Providers: Development of a Performance Measurement System32. C. Harding, G. Donatoni, M. Chao, J. Smart, D. Ramos: Preconception Health: A Life Course Perspective for Maternal and Child Health33. M. Chao, G. Donatoni, A. Hopson, D. Davenport, C. Harding: Narrowing the Infant Mortality Gap: Data Tools and Strategies for Improved Birth Outcomes34. W. Schiffer, S. Bostwick, C. Higgins, C. Harding: Assuring Medical Coverage: An Effective Outreach Initiative for Children and Families35. W. Ford, D. Ruge, N. Cappel, T. O'Hern, S. Roth: Partnering with Families: A New Service Delivery Model for Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy36. J. Sayles, M. Perez, G. Garcia, R. Landovitz: Reducing Cases of HIV: Implementation of Post Exposure Prophylaxis37. J. Steinberg, R. Butler, M. McGrath, P. Kerndt: STDs/HIV in the Adult Film Industry: Workplace Practices and the Need for Regulation