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This wide-ranging study reviews the state of public health worldwide and presents informed recommendations for real-world solutions. Identifying the most urgent challenges in the field, from better understanding the causes of acute diseases and chronic conditions to reducing health inequities, it reports on cost-effective, science-based, ethically sound interventions. Chapters demonstrate bedrock skills essential to developing best practices, including flexible thinking for entrenched problems, conducting health impact assessments, and working with decision-makers. From these current findings come long-term practice and policy goals for preventing disease, promoting health, and improving quality of life, both locally and globally. A sampling of the topics covered: * Health trends of communicable diseases. * Epidemiology of cancer and principles of prevention. * Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution. * Public health gerontology and active aging. * Migrant and ethnic minority health. * Public health genomics.
A Systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health offers graduate students in the discipline a firm grasp on the field as it presently stands, and a clear set of directions for its potential future.
Preface.- Introduction and Global Burden of Disease.- Health Trends of Communicable diseases.- Global Burden and Health Trends of Non-Communicable diseases.- Cardiovascular diseases.-Epidemiology of Cancer and Principles of Prevention.- Obesity and Diabetes.- Respiratory diseases and health disorders related to indoor and outdoor air pollution.- Public health gerontology and active ageing.- Some ethical reflections in public health.- Injury prevention and safety promotion.- Migrant and ethnic minority health.- Public mental health.- Urban public health.- Public Health Genomics.- Health Impact Assessment.- Health in all Policies.
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