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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.


 For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  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. [7/16]
♦  The body hunters : testing new drugs on the world's poorest patients / Sonia Shah.
RA401.D44 S53 2006
Examines how the multinational pharmaceutical industry has begun exporting its clinical research trials to the developing world, where ethical oversight is minimal and desperate patients abound.
♦  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.
  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.
  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. [7/16]
♦  Money driven medicine : the real reason health care costs so much /
Maggie Mahar.
RA410 .M34 2006
In remarkably candid interviews, doctors, hospital administrators, patients, health care economists, corporate executives, and Wall Street analysts describe a war of "all against all" that can turn physicians, hospitals, insurers, drugmakers, and device makers into blood rivals. Rather than collaborating, doctors and hospitals compete. Rather than thinking about long-term collective goals, the imperatives of an impatient marketplace force health care providers to focus on short-term fiscal imperatives.
♦  Pandemics / Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.
RA653.5 .P368 2012
A collection of writings by different authors about controversies surrounding pandemic preparedness, planning, quarantines and other epidemic interventions.
♦  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. [7/16]


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. [11/16]

♦  American Journal of Public Health (e-journal  1971 - present)
Articles of original research, research methods, program evaluations, analytic reviews, including health policy analysis and reports on health policy. [12/16]
♦  Bulletin of the World Health Organization (e-journal   2001-present)
 Original research findings on worldwide human health problems. [12/16]
♦  Critical Public Health (e-journal  1998 - present, 18 month delay)
Covers political & economical issues relating to & affecting public health & health services.  [12/16]
♦  Emerging Health Threats Journal (e-journal  2008 - present)
♦  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. [12/16]
♦  Journal of Environmental and Public Health (e-journal   2009- present)
♦  Journal of Healthcare Leadership (e-journal  
2010 - present)
♦  Journal of Public Health Research (e-journal 
2012 - present)
♦  Public Health Ethics (e-journal  2008 - present, 1 year delay)
♦  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy (e-journal  
2008 - present)

Last updated 2016.12/JH