An Introduction to Community Health

Front Cover
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008 - Education - 637 pages
3 Reviews
In an effort to effectively address the health issues facing today's communities, An Introduction to Community Health, Sixth Edition, has been updated to reflect the latest trends and statistics in community health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health.Short scenarios, key terminology, marginal definitions, and web activities found in each chapter make this an accessible and reader-friendly resource for the beginning community health student.The book also features helpful instructor resources, including an Instructor's Toolkit CD-ROM and Student Note-Taking Guide.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - IamIndeed - LibraryThing

In the third of the stories, Virginia is little changed, and still fixated on the one man that she never did succeed in manipulating: her former psychiatrist, Nicholas. I find it difficult to think ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

my name is pascal from New zealand, am here to share this testimony on how me and my wife was able to be come parents. we tried for so many years to become parents but there was no success of child bearing. We went to different hospitals but they keep saying the same thing that i was the problem and my wife was perfectly okay. One day i decided to try traditional and spiritual help, i contacted a man who i came across on the internet called [DR ODOGUN] of i ask him for help and he told me that i was the cause of my wife inability to bear a child. I became more confuse and worried and at this time my wife was making moves for a divorce. I told the man everything and he decided to help me, he told me he is going to help me by either casting a spell or given me traditional medicine to drink, that i should decide on which one to take. At the end of the day i choose the spell casting because i wanted my wife to see it as a miracle because she was a strong christian. I did all he ask me to do and i got all the results i needed without my wife knowing and today am a father. Thanks to DR ODOGUN i will forever be grateful sir. 


Foundations of Community Health
The Nations Health
Health Care Delivery
Environmental Health and Safety
CaseControl Studies How to Calculate an Odds Ratio
Operational Definitions for the 1990 Census
Revised Operational Definitions for 1997
SelfAssessment Checklist Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency
Glossary Terms
Photo Credits

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Jerome E. Kotecki is a Professor of Health Science in the Department of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State University. Dr. Kotecki earned his doctorate in health science and his masters' degree in exercise science from Indiana University. Professor Kotecki has published over 30 scientific articles and is co-author of the best selling textbooks An Introduction to Community Health and Physical Activity and Health: An Interactive Approach. Dr. Kotecki's current research is focused on the impact of lifestyle medicine on chronic diseases. He is the lead scientist on several large healthy lifestyle studies focusing on the role of health-care professionals in health counseling.

Bibliographic information