Essentials of Health Justice

Author: Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 128416960X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Essentials of Health Justice is a short stand-alone text or supplemental primer for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate public health, health policy, medical, nursing, health administration, and other health profession courses that focus on or include content on the social determinants of health, underserved populations, health equity, and the relationship between social justice and health. Essentials of Health Justice will serve to enhance discussion of the many legal, structural and policy issues underlying health disparities; the various public health and health care interventions geared toward improving access and better outcomes for vulnerable populations; and the ways in which the nation can better achieve health equity and justice.

Essentials of Health Policy and Law

Author: Sara E. Wilensky
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284151581
Format: PDF
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Essentials of Health Policy and Law, Fourth Edition explores the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the healthcare and public health systems and the way health policies and laws are formulated. Concise and straightforward, this textbook is an introduction to the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law, with a particular focus on national health reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Transforming Public Health Practice

Author: Bernard J. Healey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118089936
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text provides students a foundation in public healthpractice and management, focusing on developing the knowledge andskills required by the real world of public health. The authors ofTransforming Public Health Practice explain the drivers of changein public health practice, key success factors for public healthprograms, dealing with the chronic disease burden, the impact ofnational health policy on public health practice, and tools forunderstanding and managing population health. Transforming Public Health Practice covers core leadership andmanagement skills, covering areas such as politics, workforce,partnership and collaboration, change management, outcomesorientation, opportunities for improvement, health equity, andfuture challenges. Case studies highlight innovations in healtheducation, working with people with disabilities, partnerships inresponse to disease outbreaks, and health programs. Learningobjectives, chapter summaries, key terms, and discussion questionsenhance each chapter. A downloadable instructors' supplement isavailable on the companion Web site for the book.

Health Literacy in Canada

Author: Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551305593
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why do we need health literacy? Through a health promotion and social justice lens, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Lorie Donelle, and Rukhsana Ahmed describe health literacy as an increasingly important determinant of health and highlight the necessity of health literacy skills for ensuring equitable access to health care information and services. This core text offers a critical examination of how culture, ethnicity, social media applications, and the literacy and digital divides affect individuals' ability to secure health information, services, and support. Health Literacy in Canada will inform the way we respond to public health issues in Canada and around the world. This pedagogically rich and highly accessible text is ideal for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in public health, health promotion, health communication, risk communication and perception, and gerontology. Features: contains extensive learning tools for students, including summaries of key points, questions for reflection, learning exercises, a glossary, and a list of additional resources provides a comprehensive review of fundamental health literacy concepts including definitions, models, and measurement tools emphasizes Canadian-centred examples of health literacy policy milestones offers concrete recommendations for improving health literacy in everyday settings

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads

Author: William R. Kelly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539223
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities. Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.

Health Care Politics Policy and Services

Author: Gunnar Almgren, MSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108881
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition of the AJN Award-winning textbook analyzes the most current health care reforms and their effect on our health system from a social justice perspective. It addresses the reforms of the landmark health care reform bill passed in March, 2010, and provides students of health care policy with a framework within which they can understand and evaluate our health system. The text provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the historical evolution and organization of our health care system that is framed by a forthright social justice critique. In addition to extensive coverage of our health care system structures, finances, and performance on a variety of population health indicators, the text analyzes disparities in access to health and health care in America-by race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and geography. Issues of special focus include long-term care policy, the bioethical dimensions of health care policy, the transformation of health to an economic commodity, the politics of health care policymaking, and the global context of health care disparities. New to the Second Edition: Contains numerous chapters that have been extensively revised or completely rewritten Explains the political goals of and barriers to each stage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) implementation plan Provides two distinct critiques of the PPACA Offers a social and political health care agenda based on a social justice perspective Features a teaching guide

An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Author: Joia S. Mukherjee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019066245X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"What Mukherjee attempts, and succeeds in doing, is to offer what many students -- undergraduates as well as students of medicine, nursing, and public health -- have long clamored for: a primer not only of recent developments in global health, but also a patient dissection of what has worked less well (and what hasn't worked at all)." --Paul Farmer, from the foreword The field of global health has roots in the AIDS pandemic of the late 20th century, when the installation of health care systems supplanted older, low-cost prevention programs to help stem the spread of HIV in low- and middle-income Africa. Today's global health is rooted the belief that health care is a human right, and that by promoting health we can cultivate equity and social justice in places where such values aren't always found. An Introduction to Global Health Delivery is a short but immersive introduction to global health's origins, actors, interventions, and challenges. Informed by physician Joia Mukherjee's quarter-century of experience fighting disease and poverty in more than a dozen countries, it delivers a clear-eyed overview of the movement underway to reduce global health disparities and establish sustainable access to care, including details of what has worked so far -- and what hasn't. Grounded in the historical and social factors that propagate health disparities and enriched with case studies and exercises that encourage readers to think critically about the subject matter, this text is the essential starting point for readers of any background seeking a practical grounding in global health's promise and progress.

A Primer on Health Impacts of Development Programs

Author: Genandrialine L. Peralta
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789715615112
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Acknowledging that pollution tends to be concentrated in poor residential areas, this overview of environmental impact proposes that all sectors of development utilize environmentally friendly policies. Designing development policies and selecting investment allocations that support environmental health are discussed as a prime objective to all development programs. Social sectors including agriculture, forestry, water and sanitation, energy, transportation, and education are covered in detail to provide urban and rural planners the information required to implement development projects that respect the health of all citizens.

Disaster Mental Health Services

Author: Diane Garaventa Myers
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583910641
Format: PDF
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Disaster mental health is a growing field of practice designed to help victims and relief workers learn to effectively cope with the extreme stresses they will face in the aftermath of a disaster. The goal of disaster mental health is to prevent the development of long-term, negative psychological consequences, such as PTSD. This book assists clinicians and traumatologists in "making the bridge" between their clinical knowledge and skills and the unique, complex, chaotic, and highly political field of disaster. It combines information from a vast reservoir of prior research and literature with the authors' practical and pragmatic experience in providing disaster mental health services in a wide variety of disasters.

Rehabilitation Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199803569
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit