Principles of Health: Public Health
Principles of Health: Public Health is an important and timely volume that addresses all aspects of public health – defined as the health of the population as a whole, especially as health relates to government regulation and support. The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 sparked an investigation into current public health and safety practices and systems to determine what works and what doesn’t. Essays in this volume address those concerns and more and will be easily accessible to high-school and undergraduate audiences.
- Factors that may cause or exacerbate epidemics and pandemics
- The founding of public health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
- History and analysis of global public health crises, including the black plague, typhoid fever, and Spanish influenza
- Best practices for stopping the spread of disease
- Key figures in the development of public health practices and services
Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening Summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.