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A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

by Jay C. Butler & Michael R. Fraser

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC The opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the United States. Changes in policing and medical practices...


Social Injustice and Public Health

by Barry S. Levy

"An invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health" -New England Journal of Medicine AN ESSENTIAL WORK ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED This newly revised edition of the classic...


No Matter Where the Journey Takes Me

by Yohei Sasakawa & Rei Muroji

Leprosy has tormented mankind since records began. For much of its long history it was without cure--a disfiguring disease that stigmatized those it affected, isolating them from society. Today there is an effective...


Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare

by Mark Britnell

By 2030, the world will be short of approximately 15 million health workers - a fifth of the workforce needed to keep healthcare systems going. Global healthcare leader and award-winning author, Dr Mark Britnell,...


Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research

by Rhiannon Tudor Edwards & Emma McIntosh

In today's world of scare resources, determining the optimal allocation of funds to preventive health care interventions (PHIs) is a challenge. The upfront investments needed must be viewed as long term projects,...


Health Equity in a Globalizing Era

by Ronald Labonté & Arne Ruckert

Why do some countries and populations suffer from poverty and ill health, whilst others are more prosperous and healthy? What are the inherently global (trans-border) issues that affect inequities in disease...


Fitness for Work

by John Hobson & Julia Smedley

The 'bible' of occupational health, Fitness for Work is the most in-depth and comprehensive resource available on the relationship between ill health and employment. The specialist advice given covers health...


Health for all Children

by Alan Emond

The foundations of health and wellbeing are laid down in pregnancy and the early years. Health for all Children takes a life course approach to child health, starting in pregnancy and extending to the age of...


A Doctor's Quest

by Gretchen Roedde

A doctor grapples with the challenges of mother and child health in the developing world.

Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in...


Deaf Education Beyond the Western World

by Harry Knoors, Maria Brons & Marc Marschark

If teachers want to educate deaf learners effectively, they have to apply evidence-informed methods and didactics with the needs of individual deaf students in mind. Education in general -- and education for...


The Health of Refugees

by Daniel Reidpath & Pascale Allotey

At the moment, over 65 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes. The reasons for movement range from extreme weather conditions and environmental disasters, to war, civil and political crises,...


Setting Limits

by Pekka Sulkunen, Thomas F. Babor, Jenny Cisneros Ornberg & Michael Egerer et al.

Commercial gambling is a recent historical phenomenon. It has developed into a profitable industry that supplies a range of recreational activities to its customers, and is a significant way of collecting money...


AIDS in the Shadow of Biomedicine

by Isak Niehaus

  • Explores the impact of AIDS in Africa at the village level, giving voice to those often overlooked by discourses around AIDS prevention and treatment.
  • Draws on over two decades of unique, in-depth ethnographic...


Deep Water Dream

by Gretchen Roedde

A hopeful memoir that shares the author’s voyage of discovery as a mother, wife, and physician in underserved communities in northern Ontario.

In underserved areas, the communities themselves are one of the...


The Sober Revolution

by Joseph Bohling

Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne. The names of these and other French wine regions bring to mind time-honored agricultural and vinicultural practices. Yet the link between wine and place, in French known as terroir,...


Climate Change and the People's Health

by Sharon Friel & Nancy Krieger

Climate change and social inequity are both sprawling, insidious forces that threaten populations around the world. It's time we start talking about them together. Climate Change and the People's Health offers...


A Good Position for Birth

by Aminata Maraesa

In order to understand the local realities of health and development initiatives undertaken to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the author accompanied rural health nurses as they traveled to villages accessible...


Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans

by Jack Tsai

The challenges facing military veterans who return to civilian life in the United States are persistent and well documented. But for all the political outcry and attempts to improve military members' readjustments,...


Innovative Research in Life Sciences

by E. Andrew Balas

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it has taken me on a journey through time, across the globe and through multiple disciplines. Indeed, we need to be thinking about these concepts and applying them...


Epidemiological Studies: A Practical Guide

by Alan J. Silman, Gary J. Macfarlane & Tatiana Macfarlane

To successfully conduct an epidemiological study, academic subject knowledge must be combined with careful consideration of the practical elements involved. From an academic perspective, insights into the basis...