Encyclopedia of Public Health

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Encyclopedia of Public Health

Authors : Wilhelm Kirch
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Published Date : 2008-06-13
ISBN-13 : 9781402056130
Page : 1601 Pages
Language : en

Descriptions Encyclopedia of Public Health

From disaster relief to AIDS education, we see public health efforts in action around the world. While the field of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients, public health focuses on population-level measures aimed at preventing disease and promoting the health of the society at large. Public health research, practice and policy are based on multidisciplinary activities, drawing from fields such as sociology, statistics, economics, psychology, social work, and clinical medicine.

The Encyclopedia of Public Health is a summary of current knowledge in the field of public health. The work includes more than 2,500 entries in two volumes, written by international experts across the public health sciences. Entries consist of review-style articles (synopses), detailed essays and short definitions. Extensive cross referencing and hyperlinking offer an easy to use reference in Public Health.

Solidly structured and inclusive, this two-volume reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students and teachers.

Topics covered include:


Dental Public Health

Disaster Aftermath



Family Health

Health Behavior

Health Care and Rehabilitation

Health Economics (Burden of Disease)

Health Information

Health Management

Health Policy

Health Promotion

Health Technology Assessment 

Indigenous People’s Health

Infectious Diseases

Migrant Health 

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Occupational and Environmental Health


Public Health Genetics

Public Health Law

Public Mental Health 


About the Editor-in-Chief:

Wilhelm Kirch is a former President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). Since 2005, he has served as President of the German Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is currently a Professor on the Medical Faculty of the Dresden University of Technology.