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Communicating Health Risks to the Public: A Global Perspective

by Dawn Hillier

This book reviews current health risk communication strategies, and describes the techniques, including drama, storytelling and scenarios that are used to identify and prioritise key communication issues, and...


Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action

by David S. Greer, Christina Zarcadoolas & Andrew Pleasant

Advancing Health Literacy addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical,...


Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research

by Priscilla R. Ulin, Elizabeth T. Robinson & Elizabeth E. Tolley

Qualitative Methods in Public Health is a comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative...


Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions

by Richard A. Crosby, Monica L. Wendel & Robin C. Vanderpool

Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding...


Adolescent Health: Understanding and Preventing Risk Behaviors

by Ralph J. DiClemente, John S. Santelli & Richard A. Crosby

This book covers the developmental and health problems unique to the adolescent period of life. It focuses on special needs and public health programs for adolescents. It offers deep insight into smoking, violence,...


Adrenaline Nation: Chronic Stress is Ruining Our Health and Bankrupting Our Economy

by Peter M. McCarthy & Cristina Baggese

Adrenaline Nation is a brilliant exposé by Peter McCarthy of how chronic stress is affecting American individuals, businesses and the entire nation’s economy and health care system. It challenges accepted...


Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

by Martin Makary

Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he...


Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management: Techniques and Applications

by Yasar A. Ozcan PhD

Thoroughly revised and updated for Excel®, this second edition of Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management offers a comprehensive introduction to quantitative methods and techniques for the student or...


Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals: From Patients to Policies

by Stuart Lustig

'Great book! Learning to be an effective advocate in multiple arenas is essential for all health professionals, particularly physicians. This text utilizes a broad definition of advocacy and provides information...


Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action

by Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam & Mariano Jose Rey

This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American health from a public health perspective. It provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence the distribution...


Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations

by Peter J. , PhD Fos, David J. J. Fine & Brian W. W. Amy

Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the application of epidemiological principles to the delivery of health care services...


Measuring Health Care: Using Quality Data for Operational, Financial, and Clinical Improvement

by Yosef D. , PhD Dlugacz

This invaluable guide shows students and professionals how measurements and data can be used to balance quality services and financial viability and how measures can help to evaluate and improve organizational,...


Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace

by David A. A. Shore

American health care has made great strides in the past hundred years. Life expectancy has increased dramatically and advances in medicine and treatments have eradicated many life-threatening diseases. However,...


Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition

by Robert Wallace

An extensive, in-depth look at public health and preventive medicine topics from experts in the field

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

This trusted one-stop resource is a completely up-to-date, all-in-one public...


Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health

by Stephen F. F. Verderber

Sprawl is an unsustainable pattern of growth that threatens to undermine the health of communities globally. The many adverse impacts of sprawl on the health of individuals, communities, and biological ecosystems...


Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes

by Nicholas A. A. Robins

On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica,...


Extending the Cure: Policy Responses to the Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

The Health Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change: Diagnosis and Cure

by Fiona Adshead, Jenny Griffiths & Mala Rao

Highly commended in the Public Health category, BMA Medical Awards 2010 There are enormous health benefits from tackling climate change. This is the first book to set out what health practitioners can do to...


Understanding Patient Safety

by Robert Wachter

Everything you need to deliver safe patient care or to improve patient safety in your organization

"This easy-to-read book provides an excellent overview of the patient safety movement in the United States....The...


Best Care Anywhere, 3rd Edition: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone

by Phillip Longman

It's shocking but true. The VA health system has quietly accomplished everything that the country expected from health reform but didn't achieve: lower costs, better health outcomes, and a cutting-edge electronic...