Author : Institute of Medicine
Genre : Medical
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309133180
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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: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. 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.

Author : Diana R. Mager, DNP, RN-BC
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
ISBN : 9780826148346
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A nurse’s field guide to improving health outcomes for distinct patient populations This practical text is distinguished by its in-depth coverage of populations, ranging from opioidaddicted veterans to young children suffering from obesity. Focused on the educational needs of students in undergraduate and bridge programs, this book is grounded in evidence-based practice, in-depth content, and clinical case studies. Five sections address population health in the following settings: community-based care, home and rural health, school-based and primary care, medical home and palliative care, and acute and long-term care. Each section begins with an overview chapter addressing fundamental concepts, characteristic trends, expenditures, and critical considerations. Subsequent chapters provide descriptions of varied patient populations, relevant care settings, and examples of the RN’s role within each setting. Chapters conclude with a case study that illustrates a day in the life of a typical nurse, which includes assessment and evaluation of present symptoms, demographic information, social and environmental determinants, and medical background. Chapters also encompass advocacy and policy roles, care access, emergency preparedness, and community resiliency. Key Features: Focuses on the needs of students in undergraduate and bridge programs Provides specific examples and context using a “population of interest” approach Exposes nurses and future nurses to a multitude of diverse work settings Case studies are written from the nurse’s perspective Addresses current medical issues among populations with an emphasis on practical content application Grounded in evidence-based principles Clinical reasoning exercises (Q&As with rationales) and lists of key terms with definitions Supplemental Instructor’s PowerPoints included

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Genre : Medical
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309452960
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Author : Ann L. Curley, PhD, RN
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
ISBN : 9780826106711
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Author : Institute of Medicine
Genre : Medical
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309038300
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"The Nation has lost sight of its public health goals and has allowed the system of public health to fall into 'disarray'," from The Future of Public Health. This startling book contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are efficient and effective enough to deal not only with the topics of today, but also with those of tomorrow. In addition, the authors make recommendations for core functions in public health assessment, policy development, and service assurances, and identify the level of governmentâ€"federal, state, and localâ€"at which these functions would best be handled.

Author : Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Canadian Scholars
ISBN : 9781773380094
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Drawing on the latest research and statistics, Population Health in Canada presents critical analyses of the most pressing population health equity issues in Canada. Comprising research papers and briefs written by some of the top scholars in the field, this edited collection illustrates fundamental concepts of population health, including social inclusion and exclusion, health as a public good, and the social determinants of health. The editors’ careful selection of the framework and contents has been designed to encourage a social justice lens to address health inequities that are systemic, socially produced, and unfair. Sections on methodological tools, population health equity, community action, and current issues introduce students to the components needed to understand population health in Canada. With an emphasis on theory, methods, interventions, policy, and knowledge translation, this timely volume is well suited to a variety of courses on population health in social science and health studies programs.

Author : David B. Nash
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN : 9781284047936
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Practicing population based care is a central focus of the Affordable Care Act and a key component of implementing health reform. Wellness and Prevention, Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Homes, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Patient Engagement have become common terms in the healthcare lexicon. Aimed at students and practitioners in health care settings, the Second Edition of Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, conveys the key concepts of concepts of population health management and strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform. Beginning with a new opening chapter, entitled, “Building Cultures of Health and Wellness”, the Second Edition takes a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to population health with an emphasis on creating a culture of wellness. The revised text takes into consideration the Affordable Care Act and its substantial impact on how health science is taught, how health care is delivered and how health care services are compensated in the United States. Key Features: - Study and discussion questions are provided at the conclusion of each chapter to highlight key learning objectives and readings. - Case studies highlight real world applications of concepts and strategies, and links to web sites provide additional opportunities for expanding knowledge. - Each chapter can stand alone to highlight key population health issues and provide strategies to address them, allowing educators to choose specific chapters or sections that meet the learning objectives of the course. - Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Author : Agota Szende
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9789400775961
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The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets of EQ-5D data, as well as clear explanations and guidance for users. There is an unmet need to produce a comprehensive book that captures up-to-date and expanded information of EQ-5D self-reported health and index values. EQ-5D population norms and cross-country analyses are provided from representative national surveys of 20 countries and additional regional surveys. This book will be a must for those who believe that how people report and value health is very important.

Author : Nancy Devlin
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Springer Nature
ISBN : 9783030476229
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This open access book is the first published guide about how to analyse data produced by the EQ-5D, one of the most widely used Patient Reported Outcomes questionnaires world wide. The authors provide practical, clear and comprehensive guidance in five concise chapters. Following an overview of the EQ-5D and its analysis, we describe how the questionnaire data – the EQ-5D profile and EQ VAS – can be analysed in different ways to generate important insights into peoples’ health. We then show how the value sets which accompany the EQ-5D can be applied to summarise patients’ data. The final chapter deals with advanced topics, including the use of Minimally Important Differences, case-mix adjustment, mapping, and more. This book is essential for those new to analyzing EQ-5D data and will be also be valuable for those with more experience. The methods can be applied to any EQ-5D instrument (for example, the three- and five-level and Youth versions) and many of the methods described will be equally relevant to other Patient Reported Outcomes instruments.

Author : Diana R. Mager
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
ISBN : 0826148115
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"Each individual is complex, and as such, is an integral part of many distinct populations, or groups. Such groups can be categorized based on the geographical location where people reside, or by more specific personal information such as gender, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or presence of a specific diagnosis or health condition. Population Health for Nurses is not your typical textbook from a few decades ago. Unlike traditional textbooks that begin with extensive reviews of historical facts and gradually develop topics over several chapters, our approach is to prepare nurses and students nurses for practical, evidence-based application from page one. Designed as a nurse's field guide, it is divided into five overarching sections, each exploring population health in the following settings: 1. Community-based; 2. Home care and rural; 3. School-based and primary care; 4. Medical homes and palliative care; and 5. Acute and long-term care. Sections begin with an overview chapter introducing readers to fundamental concepts about the setting and groups served therein, including characteristic trends, expenditures and critical concepts. Overview chapters are followed by more succinct chapters highlighting specific populations across the lifespan, and the diseases, illnesses, or healthy/risky behaviors common to them. Chapter topics include nurse advocacy and policy roles; care access; emergency preparedness; community resiliency; infectious and chronic disease prevention, care and outcomes; obesity, addiction, alcohol use, and anxiety disorders; peri-natal death; medication management and emergency department use and misuse. Designed to expose nurses and future nurses to populations in diverse settings, this text is equally appropriate for use in RN to BSN, accelerated and traditional undergraduate nursing programs, within any course related to community, public, or population health. Chapters include populations living at home, in rural settings or on college campuses; the homeless, veteran and immigrant populations; those utilizing primary care offices, medical homes, acute and long-term care facilities. Chapters conclude with case studies written from the nurse's perspective in each setting. Sample answers with rationale are provided to help the reader integrate the information learned into practical application. Finally, PowerPoint presentations are available for educators to use in the classroom as supplementary material and include chapter-specific pertinent themes and information"--