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Community Health in the 21st Century (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9780205342815
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2002-02-15
Number of pages: 544
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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, school 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.


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