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Controversies in Public Health and Health Policy

Author(s): Jan Kirk Carney, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Public Health, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
  • ISBN-13: 9781284049299
  • ISBN-10:1284049299
  • Paperback    393 pages      © 2016
Price: $91.95 US List
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From the obesity epidemic to antibiotic resistance, firearm injuries, and health disparities, many health issues surface to the public domain in the form of controversies. In this innovative new text, author Jan Kirk Carney engages the reader in understanding public health and health policy through a study of current controversies.

Many issues connect public health and health care, an important perspective given the Affordable Care Act and health system changes at the state level. To get to the root of the controversy—and gain insight as to what must be done to advance the health issue—learners must grasp the breadth and scope of the issue and evidence-base for prevention, dissect root causes and barriers, then propose strategies for progress. Controversies in Public Health and Health Policy uses a structured format to carefully examine each controversy, with background, evidence-base, discussion questions, and additional learning resources.

Some of the topics covered include the acceptance of obesity as a cultural norm, e-cigarettes, binge drinking on college campuses, prescription drug abuse, antibiotic resistance, gun control, preventing concussions, climate change, and more.

  About the Author
  Chapter  1  Health vs. Health Care
  Chapter  2  Improving Health Literacy: Finding High-Quality Web-Based Information
  Chapter  3  Obesity – Is Fat the New Normal?
  Chapter  4  Preventing Obesity - Raising the Price of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages?
  Chapter  5  Tobacco: E-Cigarettes – Help or Hazard?
  Chapter  6  Tobacco: Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  Chapter  7  Alcohol: Binge Drinking on College Campuses
  Chapter  8  Health Reform: Controlling Costs
  Chapter  9  Health Reform: Improving Health
  Chapter  10  Health Care – Improving Veterans’ Health
  Chapter  11  Mental Health – A Continuing Crisis
  Chapter  12  Immunizations – Parent Choice vs. Public Health
  Chapter  13  Prescription Drug Abuse
  Chapter  14  Infectious Diseases: Climate Change and Public Health
  Chapter  15  Infectious Diseases: Antibiotic Resistance and Public Health
  Chapter  16  Preventing Firearm Injuries – A Public Health Issue
  Chapter  17  Preventing Injuries: Concussions in Sports
  Chapter  18  HIV and AIDS: The Fourth Decade
  Chapter  19  Radiation – Benefits and Risks of Medical Imaging
  Chapter  20  Physical Activity – Is Sitting Death?

Jan Kirk Carney, MD, MPH-Associate Dean for Public Health, Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont

Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, is Associate Dean for Public Health and Research Professor of Medicine at the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine. Previously, she served as Vermont’s Commissioner of Health, for more than a decade, for three gubernatorial administrations. Dr. Carney is an experienced teacher, practitioner, and leader in public health and has received local and national awards for her work.

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