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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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

101 Careers in Public Health

by Beth Seltzer

"First rate advice. --APHA

  • What sort of training do you need to work in public health?
  • What kinds of jobs are out there right now?
  • And what exactly is an epidemiologist, anyway?

Answering these questions and...

Introduction to Public Health

by Raymond L. Goldsteen & Karen Goldsteen


More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals and practices of into a lucid introductory...

Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health

by Dr. Elvira Beracochea & Dr. Corey Weinstein


The human rights framework as eloquently described in this book offers a new way for us to think about how we approach our work: from deciding when and how to intervene, to how we plan, the goals we establish,...

Urban Health: Global Perspectives

by David Vlahov, Jo Ivey Boufford & Clarence E. Pearson

In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nationswere largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth,and better health than their rural counterparts. In thetwenty-first century,...

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummies

by Patricia Barry

Confused about Medicare’s drug coverage? You’re notalone. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummiesexplains Part D in plain English and shows you how to find the bestdeal among numerous drug-coverage...

Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology

by Michael Winkelman

Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural...

Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton & Ka-Che Yip

This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses...

Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion (Public Health/AAHE #19)