Public Health: Building Innovative Practice examines the main challenges facing public health today and fosters an informed and creative response by practitioners. It explores effectiveness in team working, communication, managing change and inter-agency working, ethics and reflective practice. It addresses the key areas of public health practice including:
" analysis and use of information to improve health and wellbeing
" collaborative working to plan and implement programmes and interventions
" assessing evidence of effectiveness
" managing risk and reducing health inequalities
" reviewing and influencing public health policy.
Public Health: Building Innovative Practice provides students with knowledge and skills from which to build innovative practice. It is an ideal text for courses on public health and health promotion.
PART ONE: THE SCOPE AND FOCUS OF PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 1 Public Health in Context The Public Health Challenge PART TWO: DEVELOPING WORKFORCE CAPABILITIES Introduction Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 2 Working in Organisations: Skills and approaches Developing as a Reflective Practitioner Ethical Issues in Public Health Building Evidence-Based Practice Statistics and epidemiology Building Evidence-Based Practice Qualitative approaches and triangulation Using Evidence in Public Health Planning Understanding and Using Theories and Models Educating for Health PART THREE: WORKING AND PARTNERING FOR HEALTH Introduction Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 3 Working at the Local Level Settings for Promoting Health Building Partnerships and Alliances Evaluating Public Health Interventions PART FOUR: ADDRESSING THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 4 Understanding and Influencing Policy Change Building Healthy Futures Barriers and Enablers