The New Public Health: An Introduction for the 21st Century

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Academic Press, Oct 13, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 696 pages
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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, The New Public Health distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students’ understanding of applied public health in their own setting. Following the gold standard of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes:

  • 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies
  • Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1
  • Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and recommended readings

The second edition of The New Public Health provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters’ level students and practitioners – specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others.

 

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Contents

A History of Public Health
1
Expanding the Concept of Public Health
33
Measuring and Evaluating the Health of a Population
73
Communicable Diseases
121
Noncommunicable Conditions
181
Family Health
217
Special Community Health Needs
259
Nutrition and Food Safety
291
Measuring Costs The Economics of Health
405
Planning and Managing Health Systems
439
National Health Systems
465
Human Resources for Health Care
535
Health Technology Quality Law and Ethics
565
Globalization of Health
605
Glossary of Terms
637
Index
659

Environmental and Occupational Health
333
Organization of Public Health Systems
375

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About the author (2008)

Theodore H. Tulchinsky (MD 1961 from the University of Toronto; MPH degree 1968 from Yale University). He participated in the introduction of universal health insurance in Saskatchewan (1962-66) and served as Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development in the Province of Manitoba, Canada (1972-76). After moving to Israel in 1976, he served as Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health in Israel, then Coordinator for Health and Supervisor of Health in the West Bank and Gaza (1981-2014) with a focus on sanitation, immunization, nutrition, and primary care for maternal and child health especially. He taught in the International MPH program at the Braun School of Public Health at the Hebrew University from 1981 to 2016. He was a visiting consultant to the New York State Department of Health in the 1980s on community health worker programs and other topics as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health (1997-98). Ted led in developing a community health worker program for 11 low income housing projects in Los Angeles county; the program expanded during the COVID pandemic.

Ted has published 110 articles in peer reviewed professional journals, and a number of book chapters on public health topics including polio, measles, tetanus, water borne diseases, immunization, nutrition, and environmental health. He has been active between 2000 and 2018 in promoting new schools of public health in former socialist countries of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Central Asia, served on the Executive Board of the European Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPHER). He is lead author on the textbook The New Public Health (three editions in 1999, 2005, 2014); NPH has been translated and published in Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Moldovan, Romanian, Mongolian, Georgian, and Turkish languages. Ted was awarded the Andrija Stampar Medal in 2008 for "excellence in promoting public health education in Europe , and was Deputy Editor of Public Health Reviews from 2010 to 2017. Ted published Case Studies in Public Health in 2018. Between 2010-2018, he led in development of Israel’s first bachelor degree program at Ashkelon College, as well as in developing an Erasmus funded project of cooperation between Israeli and European schools of public health.

Elena A. Varavikova is an MD from the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. She completed her Ph.D. in Moscow, an M.P.H. degree at the School of Public Health at the State University of New York in Albany, and postdoctoral studies at the Harvard University School of Public Health. She served as Chief of the Unit for Monitoring of Health and Preventable Deaths, Public Health Institute, Russia, as well as Associate Professor of Public Health at the Moscow Medical Academy. After a 4-year affiliation as a scientist for the World Health Organization, HQ, Geneva, Switzerland, she returned to Russia to work in the Ministry of Health and Social Development in the Department for International Collaboration in Public Health, and later in the Federal Agency for High-tech Medical Care. Dr. Varavikova is now a State Adviser for the Russian Federation. She has managed and participated in number of projects in many countries and has published on public health topics including health policy, population health, future studies and globalization, health technology assessment, and professional education.

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