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Introduction to Health Promotion

by Anastasia M Snelling

Understand the foundations and applications of health promotion

Introduction to Health Promotion gives students a working knowledge of health promotion concepts and methods and their application to health and...


Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention

by B01

This comprehensive text is unique in its compilation of experiences in addressing the global diabetes epidemic and description of diverse worldwide prevention initiatives. Background chapters describe the diagnosis...


Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

by Herbert I. Weisberg

An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods

Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to...


Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition

by Steven Berger

Learn the essentials of finance theory and practice with the tools needed in day-to-day practice

In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management, consultant...


Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia: Experiences from South Asia

by S. Irudaya Rajan

This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and...


Becoming a Public Health Practitioner: An introduction to careers in public health

by Fiona Sim & Jenny Wright

What can you contribute to improving and protecting the health of your community? Public health is becoming an increasingly central area of healthcare practice and people working in public health come from a...


Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment

by Sushil K. Khetan

A concise and engaging overview of endocrine disruption phenomena that brings complex concepts within the reach of non-specialists

For most of the last decade, the science of endocrine disruption has evolved...


Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition: Promises and Practice

by Raymond L. Goldsteen DrPH & MPH Karen Goldsteen PhD

The only public health text to incorporate new Affordable Care Act legislation

Praise for the first edition:

"More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new...


Reflective Learning: An essential tool for the self-development of health and safety practitioners

by Teresa Budworth & Waddah Shihab Ghanem Al Hashemi

Reflective Learning is the essential reference for health and safety practitioners wanting to develop their professional skills and practice. Whether you are a new practitioner looking to expand your knowledge...


Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects

by David A. Shore

Implement change that fosters sustainable growth and better patient care

Health care projects depend on astute management of change. But more than anything else, they depend on leaders who pay attention, who...


Key Themes in Public Health

by Miranda Thurston

'The growth of public health courses aimed at undergraduates has created a new need for textbooks that are appropriate and stimulating. Miranda Thurston has succeeded in producing something which strikes the...


Leading Public Health: A Competency Framework

by James Begun Ph. D. & Jan Malcolm

Leading Public Health is designed to empower students and public health practitioners with the leadership knowledge and competencies they need to mobilize people, organizations, and communities in successfully...


Stochastic Medical Reasoning and Environmental Health Exposure

by George Christakos, Jin-Feng Wang & Jiaping Wu

The validity of certain critical reasoning steps carried out during or on the sidelines of the environmental science, public health survey, medical experiment, population risk assessment, or disease space–time...


Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

by Angela M. Tod & Julia Hirst

How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their...


Practical Health Promotion and Public Health: A Guide for Improving Health

by Susan R. Thompson

In the twenty-first century, public health is everyone's business. The nursing and medical professions are well placed to provide advice to their clients, especially in respect to lifestyle change, and public...


The Global Challenge of Malaria: Past Lessons and Future Prospects

by Frank M Snowden & Richard Bucala

Malaria is one of the most important “emerging” or “resurgent” infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, this mosquito-borne infection is a leading cause of suffering, death, poverty,...


Using Space: Critical Geographies of Drugs and Alcohol

by Christopher M. Moreno & Robert Wilton

The consumption of drugs and alcohol, and the pleasures and problems arising from this consumption, can be understood as embedded and constitutive elements of social, family, and recreational life. At the same...


Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications

by William N. Zelman, Michael J. McCue & Noah D. Glick

This new Fourth Edition of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations, offers an introduction to the most-used tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting...


Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion

by Miguel A. Pérez & Raffy R. Luquis

Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd edition, examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. Edited and written by a stellar list of contributors...


Environmental Health Law: An Introduction

by Russellyn S. Carruth & Bernard D. Goldstein

This important resource offers a comprehensive overview of the major U.S. environmental laws and approaches, strategies, standards, and enforcement techniques by which American law protects our environment and...