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

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Academic Press, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 672 pages
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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, TNPH 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. This textbook offers students both a comprehensive overview of public health theories as well as in-depth topical chapters, separately presenting special areas of public health practice applied to local settings and case studies. Following the "gold standard" of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes:

* 40% of 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"
* Companion web site features an Instructors' Guide, PowerPoint lectures slides by the authors on topics related to the chapters, Case Studies, and Links to key websites for continuous updating of material for study and research

The second edition of NPH 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.

* 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)
* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"
* Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more


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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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A History of Public Health
Expanding the Concept of Public Health
Measuring and Evaluating the Health of a Population
Communicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Conditions
Family Health
Special Community Health Needs
Nutrition and Food Safety
Measuring Costs The Economics of Health
Planning and Managing Health Systems
National Health Systems
Human Resources for Health Care
Health Technology Quality Law and Ethics
Globalization of Health
Glossary of Terms

Environmental and Occupational Health
Organization of Public Health Systems

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About the author (2009)

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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