The Contested Boundaries Of American Public Health

The Contested Boundaries of American Public Health
Publisher Critical Issues in Health and
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Category Medical
Total Pages 293
ISBN 0813543118
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The role of public health services in America is generally considered to be the reduction of illness, suffering, and death. But what exactly does this mean in practice? At different points in history, professionals in the field have addressed housing reform, education about sex and illegal drugs, hospital and clinic care, gun violence, and even bioterrorism. But there is no agreement about how far public health efforts should go in attempting to modify behaviors seen as lifestyle choices, or whether the field's mandate extends to intervening in broader social and economic conditions. The authors of the thirteen essays in this book attempt to understand what are, and what should be, the field's chief goals and activities. Drawing on examples that include September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the anthrax scare, and more, contributors examine the historical evolution of the profession and show how public health is changing in the context of natural and human-made disasters and the politics that surround them.

The Contested Boundaries of American Public Health
  • Author : James Keith Colgrove,Gerald E. Markowitz,David Rosner
  • Publisher : Critical Issues in Health and
  • Release Date : 2008

The role of public health services in America is generally considered to be the reduction of illness, suffering, and death. But what exactly does this mean in practice? At different points in history, professionals in the field have addressed housing reform, education about sex and illegal drugs, hospital and clinic

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Leading Public Health
  • Author : James W. Begun, Ph.D.,Jan K. Malcolm
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-06-04

"James Begun and Jan Malcolm combine the wisdom of an academic and a practitioner to provide a comprehensive, accessible guide to impactful public health leadership. It is timely because now more than ever the stakes and oppotunities are high. A must-read for any aspiring Public Health leader." Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD

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Public Health Reports
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

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  • Author : John C. Burnham
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-15

Burnham’s sweeping narrative makes sense of medical practice, medical research, and human frailties and foibles, opening the door to a new understanding of our current concerns.

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Schools and Public Health
  • Author : Michael Gard,Carolyn Pluim
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-18

Schools and Public Health is the first academic book to offer a historically grounded critique of the way schools are used as a context for public health policy. The book argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, schools are not a very effective place to pursue public health policies.

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  • Author : Marni Sommer,Richard Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-26

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! That health has many social determinants is well established and a myriad range of structural factors – social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental – are now known to impact on population well-being. Public health practice has started exploring and responding to a range of health-related challenges from

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
  • Author : Mark Jackson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-25

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of medicine has emerged as a rich and mature sub-discipline within history, but the strength of the field has not precluded vigorous debates about methods, themes,

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A History of Public Health
  • Author : George Rosen
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01

For seasoned professionals as well as students, A History of Public Health is visionary and essential reading.

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Epidemic City
  • Author : James Colgrove
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2011-05-05

An insightful chronicle of the changing public health demands in New York City. The first permanent Board of Health in the United States was created in response to a cholera outbreak in New York City in 1866. By the mid-twentieth century, thanks to landmark achievements in vaccinations, medical data collection, and

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Exhibiting Health
  • Author : Jennifer Lisa Koslow
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-18

In the early twentieth century, public health reformers approached the task of ameliorating unsanitary conditions and preventing epidemic diseases with optimism. Using exhibits, they believed they could make systemic issues visual to masses of people. Embedded within these visual displays were messages about individual action. In some cases, this meant

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-02-21

The Encyclopedia of Health Economics offers students, researchers and policymakers objective and detailed empirical analysis and clear reviews of current theories and polices. It helps practitioners such as health care managers and planners by providing accessible overviews into the broad field of health economics, including the economics of designing health

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American Health Crisis
  • Author : Martin Halliwell
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18

A history of U.S. public health emergencies and how we can turn the tide. Despite enormous advances in medical science and public health education over the last century, access to health care remains a dominant issue in American life. U.S. health care is often hailed as the best

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Making the American Mouth
  • Author : Alyssa Picard
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21

Why are Americans so uniquely obsessed with teeth? Brilliantly white, straight teeth? Making the American Mouth is at once a history of United States dentistry and a study of a billion-dollar industry. Alyssa Picard chronicles the forces that limited Americans' access to dental care in the early twentieth century and

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Bodies Unbound
  • Author : Piper Sledge
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-12

Bodies Unbound: Gender-Specific Cancer and Biolegitimacy is a comparative study showing how ideologies of gendered bodies shape medical care and the ways in which patients respond to these ideologies through decisions about their bodies using three cases: transgender men seeking preventative gynecological care, cisgender men diagnosed with breast cancer, and

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An Organ of Murder
  • Author : Courtney E. Thompson
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-12

An Organ of Murder explores the origins of both popular and elite theories of criminality in the nineteenth-century United States, focusing in particular on the influence of phrenology. In the United States, phrenology shaped the production of medico-legal knowledge around crime, the treatment of the criminal within prisons and in

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