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The New Public Health


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Part One - Approaches to public health1. Understanding health - definitions and perspectives2. A history of public health3. The new public health evolvesPart Two - Political economy of public health4. Politics and ideologies: the invisible hands of public health5. Globalisation and healthPart Three - Researching public health6. Research for a new public health7. Epidemiology and public health8. Survey research methods in public health9. Qualitative research methods10. Planning and evaluation of community-based health promotionPart Four - Health Inequities: Profiles, Patterns and Explanations11. Changing health and illness profiles in the twenty first century: Global and Australian perspectives12. Patterns of Health Inequities in Australia13. The social determinants of health inequityPart Five - Unhealthy environments: Global and Australian perspectives14. Global physical threats to the environment and public health15. Urbanisation, population, communities and environments: Global trendsPart Six - Healthy societies and environments16. Healthy economic policies17. Sustainable infrastructure for health and wellbeing18. Creating more equitable societiesPart Seven - Health promotion strategies for achieving healthy and equitable societies19. Medical interventions20. Behavioural health promotion and its limitations21. Participation and health promotion22. Community development in health23. Healthy settings, cities, communities and organisations: Strategies for the twenty-first century24. Public health policyPart Eight - Public health in the twenty-first century25. Linking the local, national and globalAppendix 1: Public health keywordsAcknowledgmentsReferencesIndex

About the Author

Fran Baum is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University. Fran is also Director of South Australian Community Health Research Unit, a Past National President of the Public Health Association of Australia and has been appointed by the World Health Organisation as a Commissioner on the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

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