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Author Lin, Vivian, author

Title Public health practice in Australia : the organised effort / Vivian Lin, James Smith and Sally Fawkes with Priscilla Robinson and Sandy Gifford
Edition Second edition
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2014


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Description xxiv, 536 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Pt I Background: the basics 1. What is public health? Definitions and applications -- 2. The historical development of public health: landmarks in the field -- 3. Health in Australia today: health status, the health-care system and the place of public health -- Pt II Conceptual and analytical toolkit: key concepts and frameworks 4. Distribution of health and its determinants: changing concepts and models -- 5. Explaining differences and determinants: environment, society and behaviour -- 6. Public health interventions: from quarantine to the rise of "evidence-based practice" -- 7. Health systems and policy: making sense of the complex mosaic -- Pt III Public health infrastructure: building blocks and the system of delivery 8. Who delivers public health? Contemporary policies and players -- 9. Legislative authority for public health action: how governments and societal expectations intersect -- 10. Public health intelligence: information and the research base for action -- 11. Human and financial resources: essential foundations for action -- Pt IV Public health action: key interventions from past to present 12. Surveillance and disease control: from data to intervention -- 13. Health protection: from the physical environment to ecological health -- 14. Preventive services: linking public health and personal health care -- 15. Health promotion: from lifestyles to societal determinants of health -- 16. Health maintenance and improvement for vulnerable populations: from needs to rights -- Pt V Public health challenges: emerging issues and responses 17. Public health governance: politics of participation, decision-making and accountability -- 18. Futures of public health: where to now for the organised effort? -- 19. A final note on ethical practice
Summary 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
Analysis Australia overseas comparisons
Case studies
Government expenditure
Health care
Health policy
Health promotion
Public health
Service delivery
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-524) and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Subject Health planning -- Australia.
Health promotion -- Australia.
Health services administration -- Australia.
Medical policy -- Australia.
Public health -- Australia.
Public Health Practice.
Public Health Administration -- methods.
Author Fawkes, Sally, author
Gifford, Sandra M., author
Robinson, Priscilla, author
Smith, James, 1954- author
ISBN 1743314310
9781743314319 (paperback)