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Library Materials for Public Health

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Books and media on Public health can be found in the Library under the classifications RA 1-1270. Health status indicators can be found within RA407-409.5, Medicine and society within RA 418-418.5, and Public health in general within  RA421-790.95.

Books

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♦  America's bitter pill: money, politics, backroom deals, and the fight to fix our broken healthcare system / Steven Brill.
RA395.A3 B755 2015
America's Bitter Pill is about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing the rampant abuses in healthcare. [10/18]
♦  Evaluating the healthcare system : effectiveness, efficiency, and equity / Charles E. Begley, David R. Lairson, Robert O. Morgan, Paul J. Rowan ; Rajesh Balkrishnan, contributing authors. 2013
This is an e-book in Books24X7 which discusses the nature of the health policymaking process and problems in health policy research.This book concludes with a case study illustrating the application and integration of the three perspectives of health services research in evaluating policy changes. [10/18]
♦  The handbook of health behavior change  / by Marisa E. Hilliard (editor)
Material on sun protection, interventions with the family system, the role of technology in behavior change. Information on public or population health, medicine, behavioral science, health communications, medical sociology and anthropology, preventive medicine, and health psychology. [10/18]
[2018 5th edition on order]
  Health care policy and politics A to Z / Julie Rovner.
Ref. RA395.A3 R685 2009
An encyclopedia with information on long term health care spending, abortion, Medicaid and Medicare, health insurance and the uninsured, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and new entries reflecting important changes in the Medicare Modernization Act, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and Project BioShield. [10/18]
  Introduction to health policy/ Leiyu Shi
 [electronic resource] 2014
Shi uses real-world cases and examples to reinforce theories and concepts throughout the book and addresses all healthcare settings, including public health, managed care, ambulatory care, extended care, and the hospital setting. [10/18] 
♦  Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond / Sonia Shah.
RA643 .S52 2016
“Pandemic is a wide-ranging inquiry into the origins of pandemics. Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera, one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens, and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs.” [10/18]
♦  Should vaccinations be mandatory? / Roman Espejo, book editor.
RA638 .S55 2014
Childhood vaccinations are contested by some parents. It is a controversial topic in the realm of public health in the U.S. This book looks a viewpoints from both political and scientific angles. [10/18]

 

Journals

Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder. [10/18] 

♦  American Journal of Public Health (e-journal  1975 - present)
Articles of original research, research methods, program evaluations, analytic reviews, including health policy analysis and reports on health policy. [10/18]
♦  Bulletin of the World Health Organization (e-journal   2001-present)
 Original research findings on worldwide human health problems. [10/18]
♦  Critical Public Health (e-journal  1998 - present, 18 month delay)
Covers political & economical issues relating to & affecting public health & health services.  [10/18] 
♦  Health Expectations (e-journal   1998 - present, 1 year delay)
Aims to promote critical thinking and informed debate about all aspects of public participation in health care and health policy. [10/18]
♦  Journal of Environmental and Public Health (e-journal   2009- present) [10/18]
♦  Journal of Healthcare Leadership (e-journal   2010 - present) [10/18]
♦  Journal of Public Health Research (e-journal  2012 - present) [10/18]
♦  Public Health Ethics (e-journal  2008 - present, 1 year delay) [10/18]
♦  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy (e-journal   2008 - present) [10/18]

Last updated 2018.10/CW