Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, Fourth Edition by Moyses Szklo and F. Javier Nieto just received a 4-star review from Doody's Review Service. According to Natalie J. Del Vecchio, MS, BS, from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, the text is,
By James Johnson, Author of Health Systems Thinking: A Primer (with co-authors Douglas E. Anderson and Caren C. Rossow), Comparative Health Systems (with co-author Carleen Stoskopf and Leiyu Shi), and Health Organizations (with co-author Caren C. Rossow).
Topics: systems thinking
By Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD
Author of Introduction to Global Health,Third Edition
By Richard Skolnik, MPA (author of Global Health 101, 3rd Ed.)
In the Beginning of Time
An Excerpt from the Foreword for
Health Behavior Theory for Public Health, 2nd Edition
by John S. Santelli, MD, MPH
Theory is essential in understanding health behaviors and is critical in guiding health research. Theory helps us organize and understand information; it focuses attention on key issues; and it helps us select constructs for questionnaires. Theory is fundamental in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and in constructing policies to improve health and prevent disease. Thus, theory is essential to the work of public health.
Topics: Health Behavior
April is a wonderful time of year -- the snow starts to melt, the flora begins to blossom, and we start spending more time outdoors. What better time to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW)?