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An Introduction to Community & Public Health, Ninth Edition

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    Ninth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284108415

James F. McKenzie, Robert R. Pinger & Denise Seabert

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The Ninth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organisation, programme planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety and occupational health. A robust pedagogy and Navigate 2 Advantage Access help students understand and retain key learning objectives and better prepare for class.  

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Features & Benefits
  • NEW information on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on family planning
  • NEW information on preconception health care and counseling which are relative new foci for pregnancy health
  • NEW discussion regarding vaccine safety and non-vaccination due to religious and philosophical exceptions which affect vulnerable population
  • NEW information on the relationship of mental health to general health
  • NEW information on new law enforcement policies regarding how to handle people with mental health crises
  • EXPANDED information on electronic or e-cigarettes, abuse of opioid pain relievers, and the move by some states to legalize the use of marijuana for medical or recreational uses
  • EXPANDED information on barriers to prenatal care and the importance of nutrition and vitamin supplementation during pregnancy
  • EXPANDED & REVISED – A total revamped Chapter 14, Community Health and the Environment, includes new information on mold as an indoor pollutant, runoff and lead as water pollutants, complex disasters, the Zika virus, and emergency preparedness and response.  In addition, a new box on the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis has been included

Table of Contents:
Unit  I  Foundations of Community and Public Health
  Chapter  1  Community and Public Health: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  Chapter  2  Organizations that Help Shape Community and Public Health
  Chapter  3  Epidemiology: The Study of Disease, Injury, and Death in the Community
  Chapter  4  Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases: Prevention and Control of Diseases and Health Conditions
  Chapter  5  Community Organizing/ Building and Health Promotion Programming
  Chapter  6  The School Health Program: A Component of Community and Public Health
Unit  II  The Nation's Health
  Chapter  7  Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  Chapter  8  Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults
  Chapter  9  Older Adults
  Chapter  10  Community and Public Health and Racial/Ethnic Populations
  Chapter  11  Community Mental Health
  Chapter  12  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: A Community Concern
  Chapter  13  Health Care Delivery in the United States
Unit  III  Environmental Health and Safety
  Chapter  14  Community and Public Health and the Environment
  Chapter  15  Injuries as a Community and Public Health Problem
  Chapter  16  Safety and Health in the Workplace

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