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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,...


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. It has been a dominant mid-to-late twentieth century growth pattern in developed countries and in...


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

by Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan, Professor Anup Malani & Professor David Howard

Our ability to treat common bacterial infections with antibiotics goes back only 65 years. However, the authors of this report make it clear that sustaining a supply of effective and affordable antibiotics cannot...


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...


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,...


eHealth Applications

by Seth M. Noar & Nancy Grant Harrington

eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change provides an overview of technological applications in contemporary health communication research, exploring the history and current uses of eHealth...


Evaluating Community Collaborations

by Thomas E. Backer

Collaborations, which bring organizations together in a community to implement or improve an innovative program or change a policy or procedure, have become a central strategy for promoting community change....


Diabetes and Health Disparities: Community-Based Approaches for Racial and Ethnic Populations

by Leandris C. Liburd

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What Liburd and colleagues provide in this edition is a framework for all practitioners?involved in diabetes prevention and control. The recommendations and tools provided here are key to the success of future...


Health Literacy in Primary Care: A Clinician's Guide

by Gloria G. Mayer & Michael Villaire

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

At the intersection of health care delivery and practice there lies a large area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have a critically...


Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions

by Ronit Elk

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Cancer is not randomly distributed in the United States. Its incidence varies by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other geographic and demographic factors. This volume, co-published with the American...


Health Communication in the New Media Landscape

by Dr. Jerry C. Parker & Dr. Esther Thorson

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This is a timely discussion of using new information technologies and media for communicating diverse health information to diverse audiences. This book is useful, readable, current, well organized, and seems...


Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Getting Them Started and Keeping Them Going

by Donna L. Torrisi & Tine Hansen-Turton

Designated a Doody's Core Title!Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

A National Nursing Centers Consortium Guide

This book provides a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining a community health center,...


The Safety-Net Health Care System: Health Care at the Margins

by Gunnar Almgren & Taryn Lindhorst

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A unique and authoritative guide to the US safety-net health care system, this book addresses how various populations and their difficult health and socio-economic issues are dealt with and impacted by the...


Eating Behavior and Obesity: Behavioral Economics Strategies for Health Professionals

by Dr. Shahram Heshmat

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Obesity is one of the most pressing health issues affecting our country. This unique volume is the first to apply behavioral economics?the integration of psychological and economic knowledge?to the study of...