Originally published in 1987, this book examines the priorities of health policy in the late 20th Century and the varied approaches or strategies to foster the prevention or control of disease. Several chapters focus on specific diseases and conditions, but other areas of concern such as injuries, alcoholism, drug-abuse, occupational health and nutrition are also dealt with. The book illuminates how epidemiology can serve as a more effective basis for health policy and practice and will be of great value to students and lecturers of medical sociology, epidemiological medicine and health policy.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Child Health 2. Nutrition and Health Policy: Coronary Heart Disease 4. Cancer Epidemiology and Health Policy 5. Epidemiology in Occupational Health Policy 6. Injuries 7. Infectious Diseases 8. Psychiatric Epidemiology and Mental Health Policy 9. Epidemiology and Alcohol Policy .
Sol Levine was University Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Boston University, USA. Abraham Lilienfeld was Distringuished Service Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Unviersity School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA.
'The essays could clearly be used in an introductory course in preventative medicine... or in an Epidemiology and Health Policy course...' Lewis H. Kuller, Journal of Public Health Policy.
'Readers should find it a valuable compendium for delineating the gap between available epidemiological knowledge and its application to the design and implementation of health programs. Linda Duffy, Dept of Social and Preventative Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo.