Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e
Author: Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang,Walter Ricciardi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN: 0198800126
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e Book Excerpt:

This is the quick, go-to-reference book for public health trainees and practitioners. It distils information from the core disciplines of public health into one concise volume. It is also packed with practical tips on professional competencies and skills development, as well as new emerging topics.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e
Author: Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang,Walter Ricciardi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN: 019252061X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 4e Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated for the fourth edition, the award-winning Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for practitioners in the field. Structured into practical sections addressed towards professional competencies and translating evidence into policy, this Handbook provides concise summaries and covers real issues from across the globe, providing a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise, and practical, this Handbook is divided into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of this broad discipline. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in the practice of public health are presented, along with essential summaries of the core disciplines. Specific sections are devoted to the development of professional competencies including negotiation, communicating risk to the public, community action, and translating evidence into policy. Written by an international team of experts, and considering both social and scientific advances since the previous edition, this Handbook will assist students, trainees and practitioners around the world with its enriched information on the management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental heath, vulnerable populations, and more.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
Author: David Pencheon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 727
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0198566557
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

This is a unique practical guide to the practice of public health on a day-to-day basis. It is a simple, easy to use book on public health skills-a first resort for all those in training and practice. (Midwest).

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3rd Ed

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians   Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice  3rd Ed
Author: Professor of Public Health Helen Ward,Mireille B. Toledano,Senior Lecturer in Statistics Gavin Shaddick,Bethan Davies
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 9780198785064
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3rd Ed Book Excerpt:

This pack brings together two titles from the Oxford Handbook series, covering key topics in epidemiology and public health at a value-for-money price. The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice. Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice
Author: Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN: 0191653276
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics
Author: Anna C. Mastroianni,Jeffrey P. Kahn,Nancy E. Kass
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 939
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 0190245190
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics Book Excerpt:

Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics
Author: Anna C. Mastroianni,Jeffrey P. Kahn,Nancy E. Kass
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 0190933194
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics Book Excerpt:

Natural disasters and cholera outbreaks. Ebola, SARS, and concerns over pandemic flu. HIV and AIDS. E. coli outbreaks from contaminated produce and fast foods. Threats of bioterrorism. Contamination of compounded drugs. Vaccination refusals and outbreaks of preventable diseases. These are just some of the headlines from the last 30-plus years highlighting the essential roles and responsibilities of public health, all of which come with ethical issues and the responsibilities they create. Public health has achieved extraordinary successes. And yet these successes also bring with them ethical tension. Not all public health successes are equally distributed in the population; extraordinary health disparities between rich and poor still exist. The most successful public health programs sometimes rely on policies that, while improving public health conditions, also limit individual rights. Public health practitioners and policymakers face these and other questions of ethics routinely in their work, and they must navigate their sometimes competing responsibilities to the health of the public with other important societal values such as privacy, autonomy, and prevailing cultural norms. This Oxford Handbook provides a sweeping and comprehensive review of the current state of public health ethics, addressing these and numerous other questions. Taking account of the wide range of topics under the umbrella of public health and the ethical issues raised by them, this volume is organized into fifteen sections. It begins with two sections that discuss the conceptual foundations, ethical tensions, and ethical frameworks of and for public health and how public health does its work. The thirteen sections that follow examine the application of public health ethics considerations and approaches across a broad range of public health topics. While chapters are organized into topical sections, each chapter is designed to serve as a standalone contribution. The book includes 73 chapters covering many topics from varying perspectives, a recognition of the diversity of the issues that define public health ethics in the U.S. and globally. This Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to the state of public health ethics today.

Nutrition in Public Health

Nutrition in Public Health
Author: Sari Edelstein
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2010-10-22
ISBN: 0763777919
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in Public Health Book Excerpt:

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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Public Health
Author: Professor of Epidemiology Roger Detels,Department of Health Services Provision Robert Beaglehole,Mary Ann Lansang,Professor of Public Health Martin Gulliford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2044
Release: 2009-05
ISBN: 9780199218707
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Public Health Book Excerpt:

This fifth edition of the ever-popular Oxford Textbook of Public Health Practice has been thoroughly updated, and remains the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. Two new editors, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford, join the established editor team of Roger Detels and Robert Beaglehole, representing a truly global outlook from four continents. The contributors are drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from vastly different health systems, with ranging public health needs and priorities. With contributors including Dr. Margaret Chan, Director of the World Health Organization, this book offers a globally comprehensive picture of modern health. The book retains its approach of dividing the complex, dynamic subject of public health into three topics. First, the scope of public health is covered, looking at the development of the discipline, determinants of health and disease, public health policies, and laws and ethics. The second volume focuses on the methods of public health, including the main science behind the discipline--epidemiology. Finally, the third volume puts the theory into practice, examining specific public health problems and options for prevention and control. As well as identifying these issues by system or disease, there is also an awareness of the unique needs of particular population groups. The book concludes with an analysis of the functions of public health, and a look at the future of public health in the 21st century. The picture of world health has moved on dramatically since the publication of the fourth edition in 2002. This new edition includes substantial new material on the impact of private support of public health; globalization; water and sanitation; leadership; community-intervention trials; disease and infection; gene environment interactions; obesity and physical inactivity; urbanization; minorities and indigenous populations; health needs assessment; clinical epidemiology, and the practice of public health. This ensures that the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the most comprehensive, accessible text for both students and practitioners in public health and epidemiology.

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics
Author: Professor of Medical Statistics Janet Peacock,Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics Philip Peacock,Senior Specialist Charles Guest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 9780198793502
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics Book Excerpt:

Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Medical Handbooks series are now available in this great value pack. Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more. To practice evidence-based medicine, doctors need to understand how research is conducted and be able to critically appraise research evidence. A sound understanding of medical statistics is essential for the correct evaluation of medical research and the appropriate implementation of findings in clinical practice. Written in an easily accessible style, the Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics provides doctors and medical students with a concise and thorough account of this often difficult subject. It promotes understanding and interpretation of statistical methods across a wide range of topics, from study design and sample size considerations, through t- and chi-squared tests, to complex multifactor analyses, using examples from published research. References for further reading are given for more information on specific topics.Helping readers to conduct their own research or critically appraise other's work, this volume provides all the information readers need to understand and interpret medical statistics.

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
Author: Roger Detels,Martin Gulliford,Quarraisha Abdool Karim,Chorh Chuan Tan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1717
Release: 2017
ISBN: 019881013X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health Book Excerpt:

Sixth edition of the hugely successful, internationally recognised textbook on global public health and epidemiology, with 3 volumes comprehensively covering the scope, methods, and practice of the discipline

Nutrition in Public Health

Nutrition in Public Health
Author: Edelstein
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2017-02-25
ISBN: 1284104699
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in Public Health Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revised and updated, Nutrition in Public Health explores the complex, multifaceted array of programs and services that exist in the United States today that are dedicated to bettering population health through improved nutrition. The Fourth Edition explores the subject by first considering how nutrition fits into public health and then by examining policymaking, assessment and intervention methods, special populations, food security, and program management.

Public Health Practice in Australia

Public Health Practice in Australia
Author: Sally Fawkes,Vivian Lin,James Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN: 1000246981
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Practice in Australia Book Excerpt:

Public Health Practice in Australia offers a thorough introduction to what public health practitioners do, and the 'effort' involved in improving the health of the public. This second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with current policies and practice. It highlights common threads that underlie seemingly disparate activities, ideas and entities that comprise the organised effort of public health practice. The emphasis is on securing and maintaining the conditions in society that enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. The authors examine the impact of historical, social, economic, environmental and political factors on the health of individuals, communities and populations. Taking an applied, multidisciplinary approach, they outline the strategies and tools that public health practitioners use to improve health outcomes: identifying infrastructure needs in the workforce, public and private sector organisations, and in regulation; gathering, analysing and using health data; applying interventions in health policy, provision of health services and health promotion. Public Health Practice in Australia draws on current international and Australian research and the interwoven case studies make the theories and concepts come alive. It is a valuable resource for students and professionals across the health sciences including public health, medicine, environmental health, health promotion, health information management and health administration. 'The book is impressive in the completeness, clarity and consistency of the material covered, and for the way in which many of the theoretical issues are related to current practice. An extremely useful and valuable reference for both students and practitioners alike.' - Thomas Tenkate, Environmental Health

Public Health Practice and the School Age Population

Public Health Practice and the School Age Population
Author: Diane DeBell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN: 1444113755
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Practice and the School Age Population Book Excerpt:

The importance of the issues surrounding public health can never be underestimated, and the significance of child health within the overall public health framework is of particular note. Professionals working with the school-age population are faced with a multitude of challenges particular to that age group, making the effective planning and imple

Public Health and Primary Care

Public Health and Primary Care
Author: Alison Hill,Siân Griffiths,Stephen Gillam
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-07-05
ISBN: 0191574716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health and Primary Care Book Excerpt:

This book is written for people working in primary care, who want to understand more about how they contribute to improving the health and health care of the populations that they serve, and for people working in public health, who want to understand the essential contribution of primary care to improving health. It sets out the nature, purpose and relevance of public health approaches to primary care practitioners and primary care organisations. Primary care teams have had a long established role in public health, providing preventive services to populations, through the registered population in general practice. This model of a registered practice population has withstood multiple reconfigurations and reorganisations within the NHS and is the envy of many countries trying to create a public health system with primary care at its heart. There are clear differences in approach, with the inevitable conflicts between the rights of the individual set against the responsibility to ensure services are delivered fairly and equitably to whole populations. This book explores this dilemma, showing how people working in primary care can cross the divide to become part of the public health system, and in doing so are well placed to make a difference to the health of their populations.

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health 3e

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health 3e
Author: Steven Sadhra,Alan Bray,Steve Boorman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 945
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 019884980X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health 3e Book Excerpt:

Fully revised for this third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health is a concise, practice-based guide to the area. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is an authoritative reference to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, this Handbook covers workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This third edition also contains new information on ethics, work health and disability, infection control, respiratory disorders, and fitness for work, with updated diagrams, figures and chemical structures to aid reader understanding. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.

Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine HIV and Sexual Health

Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine  HIV  and Sexual Health
Author: Laura Mitchell,Bridie Howe,D. Ashley Price,Babiker Elawad,K. Nathan Sankar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN: 0191086258
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine HIV and Sexual Health Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health returns for a third edition, fully updated to encompass the changes in the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, British HIV Association, and Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare guidelines and recommendations. Developments in sexual healthcare provision, including identifying child sexual exploitation, legal obligations in regard to female genital mutilation, and gender diversity, are covered in new chapters and topics. HIV management is covered in greater detail, including PrEP for prophylaxis, drug interactions during treatment, and antiretroviral toxicity, with expanded topics on managing pregnancy with HIV. More colour plates are included, to feature a greater number of common dermatological presentations in genitourinary medicine and HIV to better aid diagnosis. Maintaining the concise yet comprehensive style of the Oxford Handbook series, The Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health provides a wealth of detailed, evidence-based, and clinically focused information on all aspects of the discipline, from STI diagnosis and management to medico-legal issues. This Handbook is a key single reference work for healthcare professionals, sexual health specialists, trainee doctors, and nurses with an interest in the field, making it an indispensable resource to keep on hand at all times.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research
Author: Sumantra Ray,Sue Fitzpatrick,Rajna Golubic,Susan Fisher,Sarah Gibbings
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 0191502952
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research is a practical, concise, and easy-to-use reference for the full range of clinical and healthcare research topics, while incorporating evidence based medicine. Comprehensively providing a wide breadth of knowledge, this handbook clearly covers both the qualitative and quantitative aspects. This handbook includes clear instructions on the legislative requirements as well as the practical requirements of commissioning, conducting, analysing, and reporting research for those in clinical or healthcare practice, education or training. This book has been written with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) education in mind, giving valuable information needed for the accredited certificates and diploma-level benchmark exams now commonly required by employers. Whether you need practical advice on setting up and running a trial, negotiating regulations, learning vital research skills, or to study the underpinning concepts of research methods, this handbook will give you the vital information, clinical evidence, and guidance you need.

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Community and Public Health Nutrition
Author: Sari Edelstein
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2022-03-22
ISBN: 1284234231
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community and Public Health Nutrition Book Excerpt:

Updated with the latest data in the field, Community and Public Health Nutrition, Fifth Edition explores the complex, multifaceted array of programs and services that exist in the United States today that are dedicated to bettering population and community health through improved nutrition. The Fifth Edition explores the subject by first considering how nutrition fits into public health practice and then by examining policymaking, assessment and intervention methods, special populations, food security, and program management.

Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e and Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3e

Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e and Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3e
Author: Mrc Research Fellow Chantal Simon,Research Training Fellow Department of Primary Care Hazel Everitt,General Practitioner Francoise Van Dorp,GP Registrar Matthew Burke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1814
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 9780198758068
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e and Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3e Book Excerpt:

Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Handbook series are available together in this great value pack. Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips. Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.