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The Routledge Handbook of Public Health and the Community

Edited by: Ben Y.F. Fong , Martin C.S. Wong

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367634193
eBook ISBN: 9781003119111
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003119111
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Book description

Community health is an emerging and growing discipline of public health and it focuses on the physical, social, and mental well-being of the people of specific districts. This interdisciplinary field brings together aspects of health care, economics, environment, and people interaction. This handbook is a comprehensive reference on public health for higher education students, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers of health care.

There are five key thematic sections in the book: perspectives in public health; community health in practise; planning, built, and social environment and community health; digital and mobile health; and, towards sustainable health in the community. Each theme explores the leading research and trends. This book aims to help achieve the shared goal of healthier communities and quality of life for the residents.

This collaborative work should be a very useful handbook to health professionals and government bodies in the planning of initiatives to improve population health, prevent chronic diseases, control infectious diseases and outbreaks, and prepare for natural disasters. This handbook integrates research and practise of public health in the?community.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction and foundations of health and wellness Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Community and environment as determinants of health Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Health and urban living Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Local groups in shaping the advocacy of population health Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Community health in the global and Asia-Pacific context Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Health for all Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Potentials and benefits of health impact assessment in communities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Lifestyle-related health promotion Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Disease prevention and screening in public health Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Genetic testing for personalised medicine and limitations of the current medical practise in public health Download PDF
Chapter  11:  All health begins at home in the community Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Key to mental health in the community Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Evidence-based community health programmes Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Musculoskeletal health in the community Download PDF
Chapter  15:  COVID-19, social anxiety, and economic-political crisis in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban planning and population health Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Town planning and community development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Shaping built environments for community health Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Life-course perspectives and family relationships in community health Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Healthy and green buildings in the community Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Healthy schools and safe cities movement Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Online promotion of public health Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cloud infrastructure for public health blockchain Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Digital health for chronic disease management Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Promotion of telehealth in community care Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Community care Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Smart health communities Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sustainable health and social care system in the community Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Green diet and public health Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Strategies in community health education and wellness programmes Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Emerging roles of community health practitioners Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Public policies in building a healthy community Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Framework for effective community health interventions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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