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Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader

by Thomas A. LaVeist & Lydia A. Isaac

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health...


Introduction to Syndemics: A Critical Systems Approach to Public and Community Health

by Merrill Singer

This book explains the growing field of syndemic theory and research, a framework for the analysis and prevention of disease interactions that addresses underlying social and environmental causes. This perspective...


Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies

by Greg Critser

Greg Critser's brilliantly incisive Generation Rx moves the conversation about prescription drugs to where it hits home: our own bodies. How, he asks, has "big pharma" created a nation of pharmaceutical tribes,...


Community Engagement, Organization, and Development for Public Health Practice

by Frederick Murphy

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In this practical text, public health students and practitioners will learn the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to create successful community public...


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

A loud-and-clear call for action from a leading surgeon to make American healthcare more transparent, more democratic and better for patients


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

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A wealth of advocacy tools for health and mental health professionals at all levels of training and practice are included in this clear and comprehensive volume. Written by medical, legal, and policy experts,...


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,...


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,...


Best Care Anywhere: 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...


Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs

by Maureen Bisognano & Charles Kenney

Written by the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a leading health care journalist, this groundbreaking book examines how leading organizations in the United States are pursuing...


The Cure For Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness

by Tim Caulfield

In this era of health-science research, rarely a day goes by without a public pronouncement of some exciting health-enhancing discovery: a new diet, a new fitness routine, a new drug or alternative therapy,...