The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What Works to Promote Health?

Paperback | February 9, 2005

EditorTask Force on Community Preventive Services, Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss

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The gold standard for evidence-based public health, The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a primary resource to improve health and prevent disease in states, communities, independent, nonfederal Task Force on Community Preventive Services, The Guide uses comprehensive systemic reviewmethods to evaluate population-oriented health interventions. The recommendations of the Task Force are explicitly linked to the scientific evidence developed during systematic reviews. This volume examines the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions to combat such risky behaviors as tobaccouse, physical inactivity, and violence; to reduce the impact and suffering of specific conditions such as cancer, diabetes, vaccine-preventable diseases, and motor vehicle injuries; and to address social determinants oh health such as education, housing, and access to care. The chapters are groupedinto three broad categories: changing risk behaviors; reducing specific diseases, injuries, and impairments; and methodological background for the book itself.

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The gold standard for evidence-based public health, The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a primary resource to improve health and prevent disease in states, communities, independent, nonfederal Task Force on Community Preventive Services, The Guide uses comprehensive systemic reviewmethods to evaluate population-oriented healt...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:February 9, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195151097

ISBN - 13:9780195151091

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Introduction: How to Use The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesForewordPrefaceContributors and AcknowledgementsPart I. Changing Risk Behaviors and Addressing Environmental ChallengesChapter 1. Tobacco: Reducing Initiation, Increasing Cessation, Reducing Exposure to Environmental Tobacco SmokeChapter 2. Physical Activity: Increasing Physical Acitivity: Informational Approaches, Behavioral and Social Approaches, Environmental and Policy ApproachesChapter 3. The Social Environment: Early Childhood Development Programs, Housing, Culturally Comptetent Health CarePart II. Reducing Disease, Injury, and ImpairmentChapter 4. Cancer: Preventing Skin Cancer; Informed Decision MakingChapter 5. Diabetes: Disease Management, Case Management, Diabetes Self-Management EducationChapter 6. Vaccine-preventable Diseases: I. Universally Recommended Vaccines II. Targeted Vaccines Improving Vaccination Coverage among High-risk Adults: Increasing Community Demand, Enhancing Access to Vaccination Services, Provider-and system-based InterventionsChapter 7. Oral Health: Dental Caries, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers, Sports-related Craniofacial InjuriesChapter 8. Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury: Child Safety Seats, Safety Belts, Alchol-Impaired DrivingChapter 9. Violence: Home Visitation, Therapeutic Foster Care, Firearms LawsPart III. Methodological BackgroundChapter 10. Methods for Reviewing Evidence and Linking Evidence to Recommendations in the Community Guide Chapter 11. Understanding and Using the Economic Evidence Provided in the guideChapter 12. Continuing Research Needs: Scientific Challenges and OpportunitiesGlossaryAppendixIndex

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"...useful for any provider, researcher, or educator involved in program planning, intervention research, or community outreach."--Oncology Nursing Forum