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Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation

Lu Ann Aday (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7879-7561-6
400 pages
October 2005, Jossey-Bass
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Reinventing Public Health offers guidance for translating the growing body of research on the fundamental social, economic, and ecological determinants of health into innovative programs and policies to improve the health of populations.
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Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Editor.

The Contributors.

1. Analytic Framework (Lu Ann Aday).

2. Fundamental Determinants of Population Health (Kathryn M. Cardarelli, Janet S. de Moor, M. David Low, Barbara J. Low).

3. Sustainable Development (Sondip K. Mathur, Carl S. Hacker, Lu Ann Aday).

4. Human Development (Barbara J. Low, M. David Low, Kathryn M. Cardarelli, Janet S. de Moor).

5. Economic Development (Luisa Franzini, J. Michael Swint, Yuki Murakami, Rafia S. Rasu).

6. Community Development and Public Health (Cynthia Warrick, Dan Culica, Beth E. Quill, William D. Spears, Rachel Westheimer Vojvodic).

7. Toward a Healthy (Re)Public (Lu Ann Aday, Beth E. Quill, Hardy D. Loe Jr., Charles E. Begley).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Lu Ann Aday is the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor in Public Health and Medicine at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is the author of At Risk in America, second edition, Designing and Conducting Health Surveys, third edition, and Evaluating the Healthcare System, third edition.
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  • Complete introduction public health policy, covering social determinants, sustainable development, human development, economic development, and community development
  • Subject of 2007 APHA presentation at Inaugural Forum of ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • Author Dr. Lu Ann Aday awarded 2006 ASPH/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Doody’s Reviews: “This is a very refreshing new look at public health. Unlike many textbooks in public health which basically repeat what has been said many times before, this book looks at public health from a new and original perspective. It is well organized, well written, and well researched. I highly recommend it!”
  • Health Affairs: “Presents an ambitious vision: health policy that encompasses a broad range of social, economic, and ecological factors that influence health, including sustainable economic development as well as a comprehensive array of human developmental, economic, and community factors.”
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"Here is a blueprint for transforming the health of Americans—if not the 6.4 billion citizens of the planet—for the twenty-first century. The book distills the collective wisdom of the population health sciences, combined with the principles of sustainable economic and human development, to conjure a vision of a democratic republic that places health, human rights, and social justice at the center stage of societal goals."
—Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University, School of Public Health

"A breakthrough book. Throughout the entire volume, the prose is expertly crafted, thoroughly readable, and comprehensively referenced."
—John Frank, M.D., CCFP, M.Sc., FRCP(C), University of Toronto, CIHR, Institute of Population and Public Health

"Reinventing Public Health takes on the challenge of describing how societal characteristics influence population health and then determining a prescription for a set of healthy public policies. It is bold in its approach, comprehensive in its coverage, and integrative across policy domains."
—John W. Lynch, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., University of Michigan, School of Public Health

"Reinventing Public Health fills a void that has existed in the education of public health practitioners and researchers. It is the clearest and most cogent presentation that I have seen of the policy implications of fundamental causes of health in society."
—Bernard J. Turnock, M.D., M.P.H., University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Public Health

"This is a very refreshing new look at public health. Unlike many textbooks in public health which basically repeat what has been said many times before, this book looks at public health from a new and original perspective. It is well organized, well written, and well researched. I highly recommend it!"
— Doody’s Reviews

"Presents an ambitious vision: health policy that encompasses a broad range of social, economic, and ecological factors that influence health, including sustainable economic development as well as a comprehensive array of human developmental, economic, and community factors."
Health Affairs

“Reinventing Public Health is more than an introductory text in public health. Lu Ann Aday and the authors of contributed chapters present a conceptual framework focused on broad determinants of population health, not specific services that characterize public health.”
— Journal of the American Medical Association

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"Here is a blueprint for transforming the health of Americans—if not the 6.4 billion citizens of the planet—for the twenty-first century. The book distills the collective wisdom of the population health sciences, combined with the principles of sustainable economic and human development, to conjure a vision of a democratic republic that places health, human rights, and social justice at the center stage of societal goals."
--Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University, School of Public Health

"A breakthrough book. Throughout the entire volume, the prose is expertly crafted, thoroughly readable, and comprehensively referenced."
--John Frank, M.D., CCFP, M.Sc., FRCP(C), University of Toronto, CIHR, Institute of Population and Public Health

"Reinventing Public Health takes on the challenge of describing how societal characteristics influence population health and then determining a prescription for a set of healthy public policies. It is bold in its approach, comprehensive in its coverage, and integrative across policy domains."
--John W. Lynch, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., University of Michigan, School of Public Health

"Reinventing Public Health fills a void that has existed in the education of public health practitioners and researchers. It is the clearest and most cogent presentation that I have seen of the policy implications of fundamental causes of health in society."
--Bernard J. Turnock, M.D., M.P.H., University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Public Health

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