The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation's public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report.
The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation's health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public's health.
Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses:
Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.
Table of Contents
|1. Assuring America's Health||19-45|
|2. Understanding Population Health and Its Determinants||46-95|
|3. The Governmental Public Health Infrastructure||96-177|
|4. The Community||178-211|
|5. The Health Care Delivery System||212-267|
|6. Employers and Business||268-306|
|Appendix A: Models of Health Determinants||401-405|
|Appendix B: Models of Collaborative Planning in Communities||406-410|
|Appendix C: Recommendations from The Future of Public Health||411-420|
|Appendix D: Healthy People 2010 Objectives for the Public Health Infrastructure||421-422|
|Appendix E: Competencies for Public Health Workers: A Collection of Competency Sets for Public Health-Related Occupations and Professions||423-440|
|Appendix F: Data-Gathering Activities||441-460|
|Appendix G: Agendas for Public Committee Meetings||461-464|
|Appendix H: Committee Biographies||465-474|
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