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Public Health & Safety Books1. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage, Paperback, Jones & Bartlett Publishers
This innovative new text provides a current, comprehensive introduction to principles applied in the practice of epidemiology in public health. It incorporates modern ideas in epidemiological thinking that have been largely omitted in other textbooks, providing an overview that is up-to-date and thorough. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health will familiarize readers with terminology and key concepts in the design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological research, giving students the tools they need to critically evaluate scientific literature.

2. A Dictionary of Epidemiology, by International Epidemiological Association, Paperback, Oxford University Press
An authoritative source for definitions of terms commonly used in this field. It is widely used all over the world, and has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic, Greek and Serbo-Croatian. This new edition has been extensively revised and contains almost 300 new entries. These new items provide improved coverage of infectious disease epidemiology and control, research methods, toxicology, genetics, informatics, health promotion and ethics. There are historical perspectives and liberal references to important articles and monographs. The combined work of over 100 epidemiologists from more than 30 nations, this Third Edition will be a valuable tool for students and professionals in epidemiology and public health.

3. Introduction to Public Health, by Mary-Jane Schneider, Paperback, Aspen Publishers
Introduction to Public Health provides a comprehensive overview of the dynamic field of public health and its major functions. It includes discussions of epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, analysis of individual and group behavior, massive data collection efforts, and policy developments. This book will discuss the role of public health in the larger health care delivery system and the political role of public health; specifically the role of state and federal governments versus the rights of individuals.

4. Public Health, Third Edition : What It Is and How It Works, by Bernard J. Turnock, Paperback, Jones and Bartlett Publishers
This book is a straightforward introduction to the complex, multidimensional field of public health and how it functions in modern day America.

5. Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management, by Lloyd F. Novick, Glen P. Mays, Hardcover, Jones & Bartlett Publishers
A comprehensive overview for public health administrators of concepts and strategies for contemporary public health administration. Focuses on the concept of population-based management as an organizing theme of the text, providing tools for achieving maximum expected health in the community involved.

6. Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities, by Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, Richard Jackson, Paperback, Island Press
Three of the leading public health and urban planning experts in the United States explore an intriguing question: How does the physical environment in which we live affect our health? For decades, growth and development in our communities has been of the low-density, automobile-dependent type known as sprawl. The authors examine the direct and indirect impacts of sprawl on human health and well-being, and discuss the prospects for improving public health through alternative approaches to design, land use, and transportation. This book offers a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health.

7. Public Health, Third Edition : What It Is and How It Works, by Bernard J. Turnock, Paperback, Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Written for public health professionals and students, this dictionary includes definitions for terms and concepts frequently used in public health education and promotion. The book offers both students and professionals a handy resource and contains a wide range of health educationĀ¾related terminologies and effectively eliminates the need for wading through scores of books or articles to find a definition. The book also provides an easily used reference for those working in research or design of public health interventions and offers a reference list of the terms found most often in the professional literature. Includes key terms used in related public health disciplines such as epidemiology, health administration, biostatistics, environmental health, and behavioral sciences; Presents terms relevant to the four settings of health promotion and education: community, workplace, primary care, and school; Provides a useful study aid when preparing for the exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

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