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HIV and AIDS

by Scientific American Editors

HIV and AIDS: A Global Health Pandemic by the Editors of Scientific American On June 5, 1981, the scientific community received a wake-up call from the CDC regarding a terrible and mysterious new illness that...


Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

by Ronald Ross Watson & Victor Preedy

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population presents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Written by experts...


Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Systems Approach

by Janice L. Dreachslin, M. Jean Gilbert & Beverly Malone

Major changes are occurring in the United States population and the nation's health care institutions and delivery systems. Significant disparities in health status exist across population groups. But the health...


Mental and Neurological Public Health: A Global Perspective

by Vikram Patel, Alistair Woodward & Valery Feigin

Colin Mathers who leads the Global Burden of Disease group in WHO has confirmed that, in the 2004 GBD, 13.1% of global Daily Adjusted Life Years are attributable to mental or neurological disorders. While the...


Prediction and Change of Health Behavior: Applying the Reasoned Action Approach

by Icek Ajzen, Dolores Albarracin & Robert Hornik

Prediction and Change of Health Behavior honors the work of Martin Fishbein by illustrating the breadth and depth of the reasoned action approach. Focused on attitudes and their effects on health-related behavior,...


Public Health and Social Justice

by Martin Donohoe

Praise for Public Health and Social Justice

"This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of our broad discipline under the common pursuit of health as an achievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes...


Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

by Ann M. Coulston, Carol J. Boushey & Mario Ferruzzi

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically...


Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health

by Barbara A. Israel, Eugenia Eng & Amy J. Schulz

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health provides a step-by-step approach to the application of participatory approaches to quantitative...


Social Determinants of Health Among African-American Men

by Henrie M. Treadwell, Clare Xanthos & Kisha B. Holden

This groundbreaking book applies the concept of social determinants of health to the health of African- American men. While there have been significant efforts in recent years to eliminate health disparities,...


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...


Understanding Health Policy

by Thomas S. Bodenheimer & Kevin Grumbach

"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States." -Annals of Internal Medicine, on the First Edition

The #1 text on health policy,...


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...


Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

by Niyi Awofeso

Capacity building - which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results...


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,...


Understanding Health Policy

by Thomas S. Bodenheimer & Kevin Grumbach

  • Market: M2 and M4; FP and IM residents; NP and public health educators; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; PA students
  • New two-color design
  • Includes questions for review and discussion


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...


A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & Dr. John Evans

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...


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...