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  • Poor Healthby Virginia Berridge; Stuart Blume

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The 1980 Black Report by Sir Douglas Black has kept health inequalities at the forefront of the public health agenda. This volume explores the history and development of studies and concern over health inequalities especially in relation to the 1980 report. more...

  • The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Togetherby J. Lloyd Michener; Denise Koo; Brian C. Castrucci

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The entrenched separation of primary care and public health in the United States has been damaging and self-perpetuating. As both sectors struggle to meet their own challenges, population health has deteriorated due to their failure to integrate. For the first time, The Practical Playbook offers professionals in primary care and public health a roadmap... more...

  • The Quest for Health Reformby Benjamin Georges C.; Theodore M. Brown; Susan Ladwig; Elyse Berkman

    APHA Press 2012; US$ 26.50

    The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History is an engaging historical book that recounts the chronology of efforts to reform the U.S. health system through the lens of political cartoons published as early as the 19th century through passage of the Affordable Care Act. Co-authored by Executive Director of the American Public Health Association... more...

  • The Second Sicknessby Howard Waitzkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 40.99

    Since the appearance of Waitzkin's The Second Sickness , a landmark book of the 1980s, American medicine has been dramatically transformed. Waitzkin's earlier edition used qualitative research to take readers inside the "black box" of medical decision making. This new, fully updated and expanded edition retains the earlier edition's vivid approach... more...

  • Semantics in Mobile Sensingby Zhixian Yan; Dipanjan Chakraborty

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The dramatic progress of smartphone technologies has ushered in a new era of mobile sensing, where traditional wearable on-body sensors are being rapidly superseded by various embedded sensors in our smartphones. For example, a typical smartphone today, has at the very least a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, triaxial accelerometer, and gyroscope. Alongside,... more...

  • Social Aspects Of Health, Illness And Healthcareby Mary Larkin

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 46.00

    This core textbook is the ideal companion text for students studying the social aspects of health and illness, whether it is as part of a health studies degree, nursing or other professional qualification related to health, social care, youth and community work and social work. Written at an introductory level this book is suitable for students new... more...

  • Social Policy For Nurses And The Helping Professionsby Stephen Peckham; Elizabeth Meerabeau

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of policy issues, including changes in health care delivery and the tackling of health and social inequalities. This book also emphasises the significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people. more...

  • Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Tania Dmytraczenko; Gisele Almeida

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    Over the past three decades, many countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit guarantees of affordable care. Reforms have been accompanied by a rise in public spending for health, financed largely... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00

    Based on the authors' teaching and research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the second edition of this landmark text offers a general framework for students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for learning about vulnerable populations. It contains... more...

  • Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Healthby Clare Bambra

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    We are told that 'work is good for us' and that ill health is caused by 'individual lifestyles'. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography and political science, this evidence-based inter-disciplinary book firmly challenges these contemporary orthodoxies. It systematically demonstrates that work... more...