Public Health What It Is and How It Works

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Author: Bernard Turnock, MD, MPH
Affiliation: Clinical Professor and Director, Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN 10: 1284069419
ISBN 13: 9781284069419
eISBN: 9781284069426
Edition: 6th
Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system?what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal, state, and local levels; its core functions and how well these are currently being addressed; evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities such as epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, policy development, and more.
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