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Issues in Public Health


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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Overview of the book
Introduction to the Second Edition

Section 1: Foundation of modern public health
The emergence of public health and the centrality of values
Data on populations and mortality
Understanding the burden of disease: using the available data
Inequalities in health
The impact of health care on population health
Assessing the impact on population health of policies in other sectors

Section 2: Major determinants of health
The changing nature of infectious disease
Tobacco: still a global public health priority
Recognising contemporary determinants of public health: human rights, armed conflict and genetics
Food, trade and health
Drains, dustbins and diseases
Sustainable development and climate change - the `new' determinants of health


About the Author

Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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