Responding to the growing interest in public health, Public Health Foundations is an accessible and comprehensive text that offers a reader-friendly introduction to core concepts and current practices. The authors use an engaging approach to topics such as epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, infectious disease, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, health services and policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and health disparities. Ready for the classroom, each chapter includes learning objectives, an overview, detailed explanations, case studies, a summary, key terms, and review questions. Sidebars connect students to topics of current interest in the field of public health, including ethics, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, climate change, social justice, and issues of insurance and access to health care.
Reflecting and expanding on recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Public Health Foundations provides a solid framework for understanding the basics of public health and is the ideal text for a wide range of courses in public health.
Companion Web site: josseybass.com/go/andresen
Keywords: text on public health, comprehensive review of public health, core principles of public health, practices of public health, tools of data for public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, study designs for public health, populations’, issues for public health, infectious disease, health behavior, environmental health, analytical tools of qualitative research, analytical tools of risk assessment, how health services are formulated, how health care services are delivered