SCHNEIDER, MARY JANE
Prologue: Public Health In the News
About the Authors
WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH?
Public Health: Science, Politics, and Prevention
Why Is Public Health Controversial?
Powers and Responsibilities of Government
ANALYTICAL METHODS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Epidemiology: The Basic Science
of Public Health
Epidemiologic Principies and Methods
Problems and Limits of Epidemiology
Statistics: Making Sense of Uncertainty
The Role of Data in Public Health
BIOMEDICAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The "Conquest" of Infectious Diseases
The Resurgence of Infectious Diseases
The Biomedical Basis of Chronic Diseases
CHAPTER 12 Cenetic Diseases and Other inborn Errors
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL FACTORS IN HEALTH
Do People Choose Their Own Health?
How Psychosocial Factors Affect Health Behavior
Public Health Enemy Number One: Tobacco
Public Health Enemy Number Twoand Growing: Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity
Injuries Are Not Accidente
18 Maternal and Child Health as a Social Problem
Mental Health: Public Health Includes Healthy Minds
ENVIRONMENT ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH
A Clean Environment: The Basis of Public Health
Clean Air: Is It Safe to Breathe?
Clean Water: A Limited Resource
Solid and Hazardous Wastes: What to Do with the Garbage?
CHAPTER 24 Safe Food and Drugs: An Ongoing
Population: The Ultimate Environmental Health issue
MEDICAL CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Is the Medical Care System a Public Health Issue?
Why the U.S. Medical System Needs Reform
Health Services Research:Finding What Works
Public Health and the Aging Population
THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Emergency Preparedness, Post-9/11
Public Health in the Twenty-First Century: Achievements and Challenges
Bonus Material in the eBook: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemia
Offering a thorough, yet accessible overview of public health for readers new to the fieId, Introduction to Public Health, Sixth Edition provides a broad-reaching, practical framework for understanding the forces and organizations of public health today. Through
comprehensible, nontechnical language, this user-friendly text clearly explains the multi-disciplinary strategies and methods used for measuring, assessing, and promoting public health. Illustrative real-world examples along with the current political, economic, and cultural news of the day, engage readers in understanding the scope of today's public health problems and exploring possible solutions.