Public Health 101 Improving Community Health with Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Publication Date 7 Mar 2018
OverviewFrom clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101 provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation. Through a unique set of case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, readers will come away with a clear understanding of how public health affects them in their everyday lives. They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health and gain a deeper understanding about the health news they are exposed to each day. Public Health 101 remains the only introductory text to be built on the AAC&U Public Health 101 framework designed to introduce students to public health as well as health services. They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about public health issues and gain a deeper understanding about the health news they are exposed to each day.