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Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice – 3e


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Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips.Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behavior, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Fine handbook offering practical and wide-ranging advice on key public health issues.

Part 1: Assessment

1.1: Gabriele Bammer: Scoping public health problems

1.2: Sian Griffiths, Robyn Martin, and Don Sinclair: Priorities and ethics

1.3: Julian Flowers: Assessing health status

1.4: John Wright and Ben Cave: Assessing health needs

1.5: Alex Scott-Samuel, Kate Ardern, and Martin Birley: Assessing health impacts

1.6: Peter Brambleby: Economic assessment

Part 2: Data and Information

2.1: Barry Tennison: Understanding data, information, and knowledge

2.2: Don Detmer: Information technology and informatics

2.3: Sara Mallinson, Jennie Popay, and Gareth Williams: Qualitative methods

2.4: Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia: Epidemiological approach and design

2.5: Kalyanaraman Kumaran and Iain Lang: Statistical understanding

2.6: Iain Lang: Inference, causality and interpretation

2.7: Anne Brice, Amanda Burls, and Alison Hill: Finding and appraising evidence

2.8: Daniel M. Sosin and Richard S. Hopkins: Surveillance

2.9: Patrick Saunders, Andrew Kibble, and Amanda Burls: Investigating clusters

2.10: Jem Rashbass and John Newton: Health trends: registers

Part 3: Direct Action

3.1: Sarah O’Brien: Communicable disease epidemics

3.2: Roscoe Taylor and Charles Guest: Environmental health risks

3.3: Tar-Ching Aw, Stuart Whitaker, and Malcolm Harrington: Protecting and promoting health in the workplace

3.4: Meredith Minkler and Charlotte Chang: Engaging communities in participatory research and action

3.5: Paul Bolton and Frederick Burkle: Emergency response

3.6: Angela Raffle, Alexandra Barratt, and Muir Gray: Screening

3.7: Alison Stewart and Hilary Burton: Genetics

3.8: Kasisomayajula Viswanath: Health communication

3.9: Steve Gillam: Public health practice in primary care

Part 4: Policy arenas

4.1: Don Nutbeam: Developing healthy public policy

4.2: Lauren Smith, Jane An, and Ichiro Kawachi: Translating evidence to policy

4.3: John Battersby: Translating policy into indicators and targets

4.4: Rebekah Jenkin, Christine Jorm, and Michael Frommer: Translating goals, indicators, and targets into public health action

4.5: Simon Chapman: Media advocacy for policy influence

4.6: Tim Lang and Martin Caraher: Influencing international policy

4.7: Nicholas Banatvala and Eric Heymann: Public health in poorer countries

4.8: Lawrence Gostin: Regulation

Part 5:Health-care systems

5.1: David Lawrence: Planning health services

5.2: Anna Dixon: Funding and delivering health care

5.3: Richard Richards: Commissioning health care

5.4: Rubin Minhas, Gene Feder, and Chris Griffiths: Using guidance and frameworks

5.5: Rubin Minhas, Gene Feder, and Chris Griffiths: Using guidance and frameworks

5.6: Diana Delnoij: Health care process and patient experience

5.7: Ruairidh Milne and Andrew Stevens: Evaluating health-care technologies

5.8: Sharon Friel: Improving equity

5.9: Nick Steel, David Melzer, Iain Lang: Improving quality

5.10: Martin McKee, Bernadette Khoshaba, and Marina Karanikolos: Evaluating health care systems

Part 6: Personal effectiveness

6.1: Fiona Sim: Developing leadership skills

6.2: Edmund Jessop: Effective meetings

6.3: Edmund Jessop: Effective writing

6.4: Alan Maryon-Davis: Working with the media

6.5: Nick Steel and Charles Guest: Communicating risk.

6.6: Charles Guest: Consultancy in a national strategy

6.7: Caron Grainger: Assessing and improving your own professional practice

6.8: Muir Gray: Activism

6.9: Muir Gray: Innovation

Part 7: Organizations

7.1: Virginia Pearson: Governance and accountability

7.2: John Fien: Programme planning and project management

7.3: Mike Gogarty: Business planning

7.4: Julian Elston: Partnerships

7.5: Jeanette Ward, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Martin Eccles: Knowledge transfer

7.6: David Pencheon, Sonia Roschnik, Paul Cosford: Health, sustainability, and climate change

7.7: Felix Greaves and Charles Guest: Workforce

7.8: Chris Spencer Jones: Effective public health action


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Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 28 x 22 x 5 cm



Charles Guest, Walter Ricciardi, Ichiro Kawachi and Iain Lang

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180 x 100 mm


soft cover


Oxford University Press


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