Greenwood, 2018. — 823 p. — ISBN 978-1-61069-982-2The concepts of public health and the methods we use to care for and promote the health of people in communities, groups, and our nation as a whole are of interest to all health professionals. Comprising contributions from historians, scholars, researchers, sociologists, and other public health professionals, the Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs offers a firsthand, in-depth view of public health as it applies to everyday life and practice. The encyclopedia contains a wealth of information on critical theories, people, and movements and shows how various disciplines can work together to create healthy communities and practices for many people. As a secondary objective, the book encourages future generations to actively participate in public health. This reference covers the defining moments in the development of public health, from ancient times to the modern day, and offers entries with historical information and examinations of current controversies as they relate to recurring social conflicts. The entries provide a breadth and depth of content that is accessible to a wide readership. Readers will understand the benefits of physical activity and good nutrition as well as the psychology behind the choices that we make and how early life and social experiences can influence behaviors even decades after the event. The wide variety of topics covered includes the life expectancy of Americans at birth, the Tuskegee syphilis study, and marijuana use, and will give readers an informed perspective on past public health successes and likely directions for the future.Volume 1 Acute Illnesses Addictions Administration, Health Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Affordable Care Act (ACA) Aging Agricultural Safety Air Pollution Alcohol Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) American Medical Association (AMA) American Public Health Association (APHA) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ancient World, Public Health in the Anderson, Elizabeth Milbank (1850–1921) Antibiotic Resistance Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Volume 2 Mallon, Mary (1869–1938) Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Maternal Health Measles Medicaid Medicare Medicine Meningitis Men’s Health Mental Health Mental Illness Middle Ages, Public Health in the (500–1500 CE) Modern Era, Public Health in the Motor Vehicle Safety Nader, Ralph (1934–) National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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