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Summary: Community Health in the 21st Century introduces readers to their roles and responsibilities as members of a global community addressing shared health concerns. This book is the first of its kind to thoroughly explore social, political, economic, and ethical issues associated with community health from a global perspective. The book emphasizes the impact these perspectives have on possible solutions to important health concerns. It addresses environmental issues, scho ...show moreol health programs, and unique concerns of community populations such as ethnically diverse people, people of color, the differently abled, older Americans, children, migrants and farm workers, gay men, lesbians, and women. The book acquaints the reader with the roles and responsibilities of community/public health educators, the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States, Healthy People 2010 emphasis areas, and target populations affected by issues of the 21st century. For college instructors and students. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 02
I. A FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH.
1. An Introduction to Community Health.
The Global Nature of Community Health.
What is Community Health?
Community or Public Health?
What are the Latest Community Health Issues?
A Focus on Prevention.
Healthy People 2010.
The Roles of the Community Health Educator.
Community Health Education Specialist.
Is Community Health Political?
2. The History, Administration and Organization of Community Health.
The Origins of Public and Community Health.
Ancient and Pre-Modern History.
The Middle Ages and Pre-Colonization.
Early Health Care in America.
Health Care Delivery.
The Role of Federal Government.
The Role of State Health Departments.
The Role of Local Health Departments.
3. Financing and Providing Health Care.
The Economics of Health Care.
Why Is There Inadequate Health Care for All Americans?
Low Income Single Parents.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
Preferred Provider Organizations.
The Health Care system.
Traditional Financing of Health Care.
4. The Global Community and its Health Care Issues.
Community Health Issues Associated with Population Growth.
Birth and Death Rates.
Health and Urbanization.
Current International Objectives.
5. Epidemiological Methods and Language.
History of Epidemiology.
The Science of Epidemiology.
The language of Epidemiology.
Epidemiological Research Studies.
II. THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH: LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE.
6. Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Cerebrovascular Diseases.
Preventing Heart Disease.
Other Forms of Tobacco.
Stress and Personality Traits.
The Most Prevalent Cancers.
7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia and Influenza, Unintentional Injuries, Diabetes.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Motor Vehicle Accidents.
Consumer Product Safety Act.
8. Suicide, Nephritis, Chronic Liver Disease, HIV/ AIDS.
Chronic Liver Diseases.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
HIV/AIDS in the United States.
III. UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUNITY AND ITS PEOPLE.
9. Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Children of the Planet.
Low Birth Weight.
Children, Adolescents and Young Adults.
The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
10. Older Adults.
The Demographics of Older Adults.
Older People of Color.
Long Term Health Care.
Characteristics of Older Adults.
Health Priorities of Older People.
Causes of Premature Death.
Community Health Interventions.
11. Ethnically Diverse People: People of Color, Immigrants and Migrant Farmers.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Disparities in Minority Health Education.
12. Diverse Peoples: Lesbians, Gay Men, and Differently Abled.
Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexual Communities.
Lesbians and Gay Men.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Gay Men's Issues.
Differently Abled People.
13. Women's Issues.
The World Looks at Women's Health.
The Primary Health Care Issues of Women.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
The Menstrual Cycle.
IV. COMMUNITY HEALTH PRIORITIES AND ISSUES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.
14. Communicable Diseases.
Communicable Diseases in Contemporary Society.
Alvine Discharge Diseases.
Vector Borne Diseases.
Open Lesion Diseases.
Microorganisms That Cause Communicable Diseases.
Emerging New Diseases.
Preventing Communicable Diseases: Immunization.
Vaccinating for Immunity.
15. Occupational Health.
Noise Related Health Problems.
The Cost of Occupational Diseases.
16. Social Illness in the Community: Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Violence.
History of Mental Health.
Classification of Mental Disorders.
The Impact of Mental Disorders.
Race and Mental Health.
Gender as a Mental Health Determinant.
Types of Mental Illness.
Drugs and Alcohol.
Minority Populations and Alcohol Facts.
Women and Alcohol Use.
Types of Drugs.
Substance Abuse Prevention.
Violence as a Community Health Illness.
Contributing Factors to Violence.
17. Comprehensive School Health Programs.
A Need for School Health.
Historical Events Leading to Comprehensive School Health Programs.
Comprehensive School Health Programs.
Comprehensive School Health Education.
Counseling, Psychological and Social Services.
Healthy School Environment.
Health Promotion for School Staff.
Implementing Comprehensive School Health Programs.
Local Coalition Building.
Barriers to Comprehensive School Health Programs.
Moving Beyond Barriers to Healthier Schools.
Evaluation of the Comprehensive School Health Program.
V. THE COMMUNITY AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
18. The Air We Breathe.
Contributing Factors to Air Pollution.
Emissions and Ozone Depletion.
Smoke and Smog.
Health Impairment In Humans.
The Clean Air Act.
The Six Criterion Pollutants.
Indoor Air Pollution.
19. Water Safety.
Industry and Agriculture.
Waterborne Disease Causing Agents.
Oxygen Demanding Wastes.
The Clean Water Act.
Purification of Drinking Water.
Sewage Water and Treatment.
20. Food Safety.
Other Foodborne Disease Transmitting Agents.
21. The Throwaway Society.
A History of Waste.
Solid Waste Disposal.
On-Site Volume Reduction Alternatives.
Off-Site Alternatives to Landfills.
Infectious and Medical Waste.
Other Hazardous Waste.
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