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An Introduction to Community & Public Health, Eighth Edition

Author(s): James F. McKenzie, PhD, MPH, MCHES, MEd, Professor Emeritus, Ball State University
Robert R. Pinger, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Ball State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036596
  • ISBN-10:1284036596
  • Product With Access Code    638 pages      © 2015
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Now with a new full color design and art program, the Eighth Edition of An Introduction to Community & Public Health provides the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. A robust pedagogy and online companion Website help students understand and retain key learning objectives and better prepare for class.  

Features & Benefits

New and Key Features:

  • A new full color design and art program provides a modern, fresh look to the text
  • A fully revised chapter on Health Care Policy provides students with the latest data in this changing field
  • Includes the latest updates related to Healthy People 2020, ADA, and MyPlate
  • Each chapter includes a short scenario that helps students relate chapter content to their everyday lives, identifies key ideas in the chapter, and highlights learning objectives
  • Key terms are placed in boldfaced type and defined both in the margins of the text and in the glossary
  • Web activities encourage students to further explore content by visiting relevant community/public health websites
  • Suggested activities help students apply what they have learned in the text or research it further

Applicable Courses

Written for the introductory community health course found within departments of health education, health science, health promotion, community health, public health, nursing and HPER.

A Head  Unit 1  Foundations of Community Health
  Chapter  1  Community and Public Health: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  Chapter  2  Organizations That Help Shape Community Health
  Chapter  3  Epidemiology: The Study of Disease, Injury, and Death in the Community
  Chapter  4  Epidemiology: Prevention and Control of Diseases and Health Conditions
  Chapter  5  Community Organizing/Building and Health Promotion Programming
  Chapter  6  The School Health Program: A Component of Community and Public Health
A Head  Unit 2  The Nation’s Health
  Chapter  7  Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  Chapter  8  Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults
  Chapter  9  Elders
  Chapter  10  Community and Public Health and Racial/Ethnic Populations
  Chapter  11  Community Mental Health
  Chapter  12  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: A Community Concern
  Chapter  13  Health Care Delivery in the United States
A Head  Unit 3  Environmental Health and Safety
  Chapter  14  Community and Public Health and the Environment
  Chapter  15  Injuries as a Community and Public Health Problem
  Chapter  16  Safety and Health in the Workplace
Appendix  1  Measures of Impact and Association
Appendix  2  Operational Definitions for the 2010 Census

James F. McKenzie, PhD, MPH, MCHES, MEd-Professor Emeritus, Ball State University

Jim McKenzie is Professor Emeritus at Ball State University. He earned his PhD from The Ohio State University, a MPH from the University of Michigan, and a MEd and BS from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). He has also served on the faculties at BGSU, Mankato State University, and Penn State–Hershey. He is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and served on NCHEC's Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialists for 11 years. He is co-author of five textbooks: Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs:  A Primer (7th ed., 2017, Benjamin Cummings), An Introduction to Community and Public Health (9th ed., 2018, Jones & Bartlett Learning), An Introduction to Community Health: Brief Edition (2014, Jones & Bartlett Learning), Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education (7th ed., in press, Benjamin Cummings), and Research Methods in Health Promotion and Education (2nd ed., 2011, Jones & Bartlett Publishers). He is a member of Society for Public Health Education, American School Health Association, and Eta Sigma Gamma.

Robert R. Pinger, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Ball State University

Robert R. Pinger is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State University, and Director Emeritus of the Department’s Public Health Entomology Laboratory. He earned his MS and PhD from Iowa State University and completed postdoctoral training in medical entomology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He has taught at the Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil and Yeungnam University, Daegu, Republic of Korea. He is co-author of two textbooks: Drugs: Issues for Today (3rd ed., McGraw-Hill) and Introduction to Community and Public Health  (8th ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning), and more than 25 peer reviewed, scientific research articles. As a Ball State Faculty member, he taught courses in personal health, community health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, toxicology, and public health entomology. 

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Instructor's ToolKit to accompany An Introduction to Community & Public Health

ISBN-13: 9781284047691

The Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM includes lecture outlines and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, as well as a computerized Test Bank and Image Bank.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284036596

Angel ready Test Bank
Answers to In-Text Questions
BlackBoard ready Test Bank
Desire to Learn ready Test Bank
Instructor Manual
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Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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