The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation s public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report.
The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation s health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public s health.
Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses:
Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.
Table of Contents
|1. Assuring America's Health||19-45|
|2. Understanding Population Health and Its Determinants||46-95|
|3. The Governmental Public Health Infrastructure||96-177|
|4. The Community||178-211|
|5. The Health Care Delivery System||212-267|
|6. Employers and Business||268-306|
|Appendix A: Models of Health Determinants||401-405|
|Appendix B: Models of Collaborative Planning in Communities||406-410|
|Appendix C: Recommendations from The Future of Public Health||411-420|
|Appendix D: Healthy People 2010 Objectives for the Public Health Infrastructure||421-422|
|Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions||423-440|
|Appendix F: Data-Gathering Activities||441-460|
|Appendix G: Agendas for Public Committee Meetings||461-464|
|Appendix H: Committee Biographies||465-474|
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