Working In Public Health

Author: Fiona Sim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136249664
Size: 36.82 MB
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What can you contribute to improving and protecting the health of your community? Public health is becoming an increasingly central area of healthcare practice and people working in public health come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. This practical and accessible book maps out the range of exciting and varied options open to people considering a career in public health, and provides helpful information on how to get there, either as a fully-fledged specialist or in an operational practitioner role. Designed especially for those wanting to learn about public heath, it looks at public health work in a range of settings, from health services to the commercial sector, and in a range of different roles, from health protection to public health intelligence. Numerous personal accounts and case studies from highly experienced practitioners and specialists, as well as those new to their roles, illustrate what their roles involve and how have they had an impact on improving health and reducing inequality. This is the ideal book for anyone interested in putting public health at the centre of their working lives.

Partnership Working In Public Health

Author: David J. Hunter
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447301315
Size: 46.14 MB
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The United Kingdom’s reforms of the National Health Service and public health system now require a strong focus on partnerships, a move that has largely been met with praise. But a growing body of evidence shows that such partnerships are in fact very difficult to achieve and make effective. This book draws on a detailed study of recent public health partnerships in England—most of which have been made under the new Health and Wellbeing Boards—to assess their effectiveness. Ultimately, the authors argue that the current forms of partnership must be drastically rethought if they are going to succeed.

The Public Health Bush Book

Author: Territory Health Services. Public Health Strategy Unit
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780724533619
Size: 76.30 MB
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"This volume outlines the theory and a range of strategies and resources for practise in the field. It includes step by step guides to processes and strategies and a range of checklists and worksheets to help teams plan and evaluate their work. It also includes a list of NT contact phone numbers for further information and assistance."--P. 3.

Collaborative Practice For Public Health

Author: Dawne Gurbutt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498786200
Size: 38.59 MB
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Collaborative Practice for Public Health encourages individuals to consider the opportunities and impacts of working in public health as well as the gains that can be made by working collaboratively. Chapters explore some of the sociological issues that underpin the practice of public health and offer valuable insights into its complexities, addressing how different groups might work together effectively in the creation and delivery of public health policy. The book also examines interprofessional education, and collaborative working in the non-profit sector and in primary care, and discusses why moving out of silos is an important factor in promoting collaborative working, not as a shared occasional endeavour, but as the underpinning experience for practice. Through examples, definitions, and a focus on real-life situations, this practical guide illustrates the different ways in which public health permeates health and social care in the UK and internationally.

Handbook For Public Health Social Work

Author: The Social Work Section Of The American Public Health Association
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107435
Size: 25.56 MB
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Public health social work is an interdisciplinary, epidemiologically oriented approach to improving human health and well-being. About one quarter of all social workers in the United States currently work in medical or public health settings, a number that is expected to increase significantly in coming years. This handbook, written and edited by respected leaders of the Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), describes the rapidly expanding roles of public health social workers as these two disciplines continue to join forces. The handbook describes how the alliance of social work and public health has already made significant progress and ways in which it will further improve health care in the United States. It addresses job opportunities for public health social workers in such fields as disease prevention, health promotion, child welfare, gerontology, disaster response, trauma intervention, substance abuse, outreach services, and advocacy. It also covers public health social work with special populations and in neighborhood, rural, and global settings. Key Features: Authored by highly respected APHA Social Work members Describes the ways in which the alliance of social work and public health is improving health care Highlights key settings and job opportunities for public health social workers Addresses public health social work with special populations and its relationship to such medical topics as chronic conditions, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, and more

101 Careers In Public Health

Author: Beth Seltzer, MD, MPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826117694
Size: 64.44 MB
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"First rate advice."--APHA What sort of training do you need to work in public health? What kinds of jobs are out there right now? And what exactly is an epidemiologist, anyway? Answering these questions and more, this career guide provides an overview of the numerous options in public health and the many different roads to get there. Whether you're a student who wants to launch a career or a professional looking to change careers, this guide offers an easy introduction to the field. It details the training, salary ranges, and degree requirements for each job, and alerts readers to alternative pathways beyond the traditional MPH. 101 Careers in Public Health helps you follow your interests, find the right job, and make a difference. Key Features Includes a detailed guide to educational paths, options, and training requirements at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels Offers guidance on navigating the job market, with information on both traditional and nontraditional pathways-and tips on landing the job you want Provides descriptions of careers in disease prevention, environmental health, disaster preparedness, nutrition, education, public safety, and many more Includes interviews with public health professionals who offer details of their day-to-day lives on the job

Social Marketing And Public Health

Author: Jeff French
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199550697
Size: 19.97 MB
Format: PDF
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Social marketing uses established commercial marketing tools and principles to influence behaviour change, and is increasingly becoming a major tool in health promotion. This book will provide an international account of the theory and practice behind social marketing.

Public Health And Primary Care

Author: Alison Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198508530
Size: 71.35 MB
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This book sets out the nature, purpose and relevance of public health approaches to primary care practitioners and primary care organisations.

Community Public Health In Policy And Practice

Author: Sarah Cowley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702028088
Size: 43.65 MB
Format: PDF
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Deals with the field of community public health. This book reflects the positive emphasis on developing and describing various services in relation to their purpose and client/user group.