Public Health for the 21st Century: New Perspectives on Policy, Participation and Practice


"a well constructed and informed textbook that covered the breadth of public health from globalisation to the hierarchies of evidence" healthmattersThis book explores the meaning of the 'new' public health within current debates, and the policy changes that are reshaping the context for public health. It moves away from public health medicine to a multi-disciplinary approach to public health concerns. This book asks:
• Why is a multidisciplinary approach to public health important and where is its future?
• What is the nature of the new multidisciplinary public health?
• How can multidisciplinary public health professionals move towards an evidence-informed public health practice?With analysis and reflection upon public health history theories, research and practice, Public Health for the 21st Century engages advanced undergraduate and graduate students, trainees and professionals across a broad range of disciplines. Contributors: Gill Barrett, Jack Dowie, David Evans, Colin Fudge, Alison Gilchrist, Melanie Grey, Tony Harrison, Stuart Hashagen, David J. Hunter, Stuart McClean, Chris Miller, Jennie Naidoo, Judy Orme, Stephen Peckham, Jon Pollock, Jane Powell, Joyshri Sarangi, Gabriel Scally, Murray Stewart, Pat Taylor.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Judy Orme
  • Jane Powell
  • Pat Taylor
  • Melanie Grey
  • David J. Hunter
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2003


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