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The fourth edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most authoritative resource available on the new public health. It offers readers the opportunity to gain a sense of the scope of the new public health visions, and combines theoretical and practical material to help readers understand the social and ecomic determinants of health. Based on the premise of previous editions - that the new public health promotes equity in order to improve health across the globe - this new edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the theory, practice and direction of the new public health.This book is written for students of public health, health professionals working in public health, preventative medicine and primary health care settings, health and environment planners and those interested in creating communities that maximise health for people and the environment. Integrating kwledge and methodologies from the social sciences, environmental sciences and humanities, The New Public Health presents a comprehensive package of ideas and directions for public health focused on achieving a fairer, more sustainable and equitable world.New to this editionAll chapters have been substantially revised and all data and figures have been updatedNew chapter on Public Health AdvocacyMore content on food security; globalisation and climate change, and sustainability; violence in Australia; emergencies and disasters New practical examples demonstrate application of public health principles, highlighted in boxed features throughoutCritical reflection questions at the end of each chapter
Fran Baum is a public health researcher, teacher and advocate. She is the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University.