||Part I: What is public health? -- Public health: science, politics, and prevention -- Why is public health controversial? -- Powers and responsibilities of government -- Part II: Analytical methods of public health -- Epidemiology: the basic science of public health -- Epidemiologic principles and methods -- Problems and limits of epidemiology -- Statistics: making sense of uncertainty -- The role of data in public health -- Part III: Biomedical basis of public health -- The "Conquest" of infectious diseases -- The resurgence of infectious diseases -- The biomedical basis of chronic diseases -- Genetic diseases and other inborn errors -- Part IV: Social and behavioral factors in health -- Do people choose their own health? -- How psychosocial factors affect health behavior -- Public health enemy number one: tobacco -- Public health enemy number two and growing: poor diet and physical inactivity -- Injuries are not accidents -- Maternal and child health as a social problem -- Mental health: public health includes healthy minds -- Part V: Environmental issue in public health -- A clean environment: the basis of public health -- Clean air: is it safe a breathe? -- Clean water: a limited resource -- Solid and hazardous wastes: what to do with the garbage? -- Safe food and drugs: an ongoing regulatory battle -- Population: the ultimate environmental health issue -- Part VI: Medical care and public health -- Is the medical care system a public health issue? -- Why the U.S. medical system needs reform -- Health services research: finding what works -- Public health and the aging population -- Part VII: The future of public health -- Emergency preparednes, post-9/11 -- Public health in the Twenty-First Century: achievements and challenges.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Schneider, Mary-Jane, 1939- Introduction to public health. Fifth edition. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning,  9781284089233|
|ISBN||9781284089318 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||1284089312 (electronic bk.)|