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A need to read book compiles of informative collection of many up to date and critical public health issues. I personally benefit much from reading this book as a student and a new public health practitioner as well. This book can be considered as an encyclopedia in public health field. In this book you can find all information from history, definition, concepts, analysis and trend in very diverse public health issues and can be applicable to all different country settings. I use this book as a quick reference when I have to deal with new health topic that I haven’t learned before. I am working in the HIV/AIDS field and directly provide technical support to the Vietnam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control – Ministry of Health. The HIV/AIDS program deals with all aspects of human health problems, community, financing and health system. The book equips me with basic knowledge when I initiative a comprehensive care and treatment program for HIV/AIDS people in Vietnam
Dao Phuong Hanh, MPH
Hanoi, Vietnam
 

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"The New Public Health is one of the most comprehensive textbooks related to nearly all population health issues. We use it extensively in all Schools of Public Health in Russia, especially since the first edition was translated into Russian. In the Moscow Medical Sechenov Academy – the oldest and the biggest medical institution in Russia the postgraduate studies for population health and health management are all largely based on this textbook. During my consultancies in Central Asia I also find that the Russian version of the book is key in Public Health education, at least in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The book is not only a well referenced comprehensive fact sheet, it is full of interesting life stories and examples. Congratulations to the authors.
Kirill Danishevskiy, MD, MPH, Ph.D
Associate professor of the Moscow Medical Academy, chair of the Russian Public Health Association"
 

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The first edition of "The NEW PUBLIC HEALTH" by Tulchinsky and Varavikova was a remarkable effort to bring together all the diverse aspects and concepts of the evolving field of public health, with a renewed emphasis on individuals, and became a great general text for students and practitioners of the discipline.
This second edition maintains the same clarity and well-structured layout, and improves upon the previous by updating all chapters and including recent developments in the field, such as emerging public health problems, and additional case examples and references.
The book is an excellent and comprehensive account of the field of public health. It is a unique source for undergraduate and graduate public health students who wish to gain a broad overview of this multidisciplinary, ever-evolving area. A major strength of the book is its ability to integrate different disciplines, and for each of these subject areas, to identify, analyze, and clearly describe the key issues and concepts. Its structure, easy-to-read language, and good use of diagrams and case examples make it an invaluable and accessible tool for reference and study. This text will not only be helpful to public health students, but also to professionals wanting to revisit the subject. The book provides excellent preparation for the new public health certification (CPH) exam, together with other sources. The comprehensive bibliographies, including electronic resources, continue to be an excellent source for further in-depth research. Eduardo Villamor, MD, DrPH
 

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"I have had first hand experience with the New Public Health as an international master of public health student. It is a comprehensive compendium for ALL public health issues. The New Public Health 2 has been revised and expanded to reflect new and emerging issues in public health globally. I highly recommend this book...it is actually many books in one and in my opinion, a must for every public health professional".
Moyinoluwa Ojeniran, B. Pharm, MPH
Lagos, Nigeria
 

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I have known Prof. Tulchinsky since 2001, at first, in his capacity as a lecturer at the Braun School of Public Health in Jerusalem and later as the first author of “The New Public Health, Second Edition”. He was always very responsive, modern, open to new suggestions and ideas, making us, the students, think and feel involved, being the “makers” rather than just the “subjects” of the study process. He encouraged group discussions and used a dynamic, interactive approach of teaching. The same approach was applied in the writing, editing and revising of “The NPH, Second Edition”. Inherently, it is a broad compilation of ideas, topics and information sources. The new edition is admirably suitable for individuals working in the field of public health regardless of their professional background, because it covers many areas such as healthcare management, economics, clinical medicine, environmental and occupational health, sociology, legislation, epidemiology, research methods, nutrition, oral health and many other topics directly related to public health practice. The NPH analyzes the way these multiple topics interlink and influence each other to create the modern art and science of Public Health. It was a particularly valuable guide and an irreplaceable source of information especially for the PH professionals and students from the developing countries who often did not have the academic resources to cover these topics adequately and sufficiently. It equipped them with knowledge and skills, highly relevant to less developed countries or countries in transition.
Another advantage of the current edition is that it addresses recently emerging issues, such as natural disasters, bioterrorism, terrorism and the corresponding governmental public health emergency preparedness, globalization and the increasing role of electronic information systems and media outreach. More emphasis has been placed on the importance of health promotion. The graphic presentation is also improved. The excellent summary sections at the end of each chapter provide “quick
overview” for those who lack time to read the detailed full-text. A greater variety of references (including many electronically available) enables the readers to do further and more in-depth research in their respective fields of interest. To summarize, “The NPH, Second Edition” may be used as both a theoretical as well as practical guide by a great variety of post-graduate students and professionals such as physicians, economists, epidemiologists, nurses and others, wishing to enhance their knowledge of Public Health as an interdisciplinary branch of science.
Denitsa Radeva, MPH, University of Hertfordshire, UK
(former MPH student of the Braun School of Public Health)
 

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The New Public Health is one of the most comprehensive textbooks related to nearly all population health issues. We use it extensively in all Schools of Public Health in Russia, especially since the first edition was translated into Russian. In the Moscow Medical Sechenov Academy – the oldest and the biggest medical institution in Russia the postgraduate studies for population health and health management are all largely based on this textbook. During my consultancies in Central Asia I also find that the Russian version of the book is key in Public Health education, at least in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The book is not only a well referenced comprehensive fact sheet, it is full of interesting life stories and examples. Congratulations to the authors.
Kirill Danishevskiy, MD, MPH, Ph.D
Associate professor of the Moscow Medical Academy, chair of the Russian Public Health Association
 

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The new edition of The New Public Health has been updated to encompass many new issues that continue to dramatically shape and expand the influence of public health. The authors revised several chapters on measuring and evaluating the health of a population, economics of health, law and ethics, and globalization of health. A number of sections were added or broadened such as those devoted to quantitative research methods, sampling, confounders, the null hypothesis, elasticities of demand, emerging infectious disease threats, etc.
This book is a completely up-to-date, all-in-one public health guide. The text draws from many disciplines (medicine, sociology, epidemiology, demography, economics, law, and history), and uses examples and case studies from different fields of public health.
It is also an outstanding guide to additional resources of information in public health. The book offers a wide range of existing web-based resources for further reading.
Covering all aspects of public health, the book is a comprehensive and exhaustive overview of the discipline. It could serve as an excellent foundation for an introductory course in public health for students. But its broad perspective commends it to researchers, practitioners as well as public health professionals engaged in different public health activities.
The book is used by teachers of our Department. And our students who used the first edition in Russian translation enjoyed having it.
Department of Postgraduate Training in Public Health, Tver State Medical Academy, Russia
 

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I have known Prof. Tulchinsky since 2001, at first, in his capacity as a lecturer at the Braun School of Public Health in Jerusalem and later as the first author of “The New Public Health, Second Edition”. He was always very responsive, modern, open to new suggestions and ideas, making us, the students, think and feel involved, being the “makers” rather than just the “subjects” of the study process. He encouraged group discussions and used a dynamic, interactive approach of teaching. The same approach was applied in the writing, editing and revising of “The NPH, Second Edition”. Inherently, it is a broad compilation of ideas, topics and information sources. The new edition is admirably suitable for individuals working in the field of public health regardless of their professional background, because it covers many areas such as healthcare management, economics, clinical medicine, environmental and occupational health, sociology, legislation, epidemiology, research methods, nutrition, oral health and many other topics directly related to public health practice. The NPH analyzes the way these multiple topics interlink and influence each other to create the modern art and science of Public Health. It was a particularly valuable guide and an irreplaceable source of information especially for the PH professionals and students from the developing countries who often did not have the academic resources to cover these topics adequately and sufficiently. It equipped them with knowledge and skills, highly relevant to less developed countries or countries in transition.
Another advantage of the current edition is that it addresses recently emerging issues, such as natural disasters, bioterrorism, terrorism and the corresponding governmental public health emergency preparedness, globalization and the increasing role of electronic information systems and media outreach. More emphasis has been placed on the importance of health promotion. The graphic presentation is also improved. The excellent summary sections at the end of each chapter provide “quick
overview” for those who lack time to read the detailed full-text. A greater variety of references (including many electronically available) enables the readers to do further and more in-depth research in their respective fields of interest. To summarize, “The NPH, Second Edition” may be used as both a theoretical as well as practical guide by a great variety of post-graduate students and professionals such as physicians, economists, epidemiologists, nurses and others, wishing to enhance their knowledge of Public Health as an interdisciplinary branch of science.
Denitsa Radeva-Petrova, MPH, University of Hertfordshire, UK
(former MPH student of the Braun School of Public Health)
 

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This excellent textbook is a must read for every student pursuing a Masters degree in Public health. The book was my companion throughout my MPH course and i would definitely recommend it for all public health professionals.
The New Public Health provides an introspective view of what Public health is all about. It combines basic concepts and easy learning tool to give readers a broad understanding of Public Health and its relevance to Society. Very useful discussion in the text including, the Evolution of Public Health, Health Systems Management, Health reforms,Nutrition and Food policy, Communicable and Non-communicable diseases and the Planning and Management of Health Systems enables readers to appreciate the inter-linkages between the various actors involved in Health.
The abundant knowledge offered in this book will leave a lasting impression on readers and provide them with all the tools needed for a successful career in the field of public health.
Dennis.
 

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