Public Health Practice in Australia: The Organised Effort

By Vivian Lin; James Smith et al. | Go to book overview
Contents
List of tables and figuresvii
Abbreviations and acronymsxi
Introductionxv
Part 1 Background: The basics1
1 What Is Public Health? Definitions and applications3
2 The historical development of public health: Landmarks in the field21
3 Health in Australia today: Health status, health care system and the place of public health37
Part 2 Conceptual and analytical toolkit: Key concepts and frameworks59
4 Distribution of health and its determinants: Changing concepts and models61
5 Explaining differences and determinants: Environment, society and behavior80
6 Public health interventions: From quarantine to the rise of 'evidence-based practice'100
7 Health systems and policy: Making sense of the complex mosaic127
Part 3 Public health infrastructure: Building blocks and the system of delivery153
8 Who delivers public health? Contemporary policies and players155
9 Legislative authority for public health action: How governments and societal expectations intersect185
10 Public health intelligence: Information and the research base for action204
11 Human and financial resources: Essential foundations for action227
Part 4 Public health action: Key interventions from past to present251
12 Surveillance and disease control: From data to intervention253
13 Health protection: From the physical environment to ecological health272
14 Preventive services: Linking public health and personal health care295

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