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Developing a district health care service

John Walley and Sarah Escott

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the benefits of a well-functioning district health system. It argues for a general approach to health needs assessment, selecting the best interventions, and planning and ... More


Maternal, neonatal, and child health

John Walley and Nancy Gerein

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: the burden of disease, historical development of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) services; the MNCH package of interventions, the integrated ... More


Understanding and using health economics and financing

Sophie Witter

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses topics covered by health economics. These include health financing, taxation-based funding, insurance schemes, user charges, costing services, economic evaluation, project ... More


Child public health—lessons from the past

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an historical review of child public health. It explains how the cause of child health has fared through the centuries, highlighting key milestones and identifying lessons for ... More


Health and social services for drug users: systems issues

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Drug users receive help from a variety of health and social services that have been specifically developed for them and that are reviewed in Chapter 9. This chapter moves up one level of analysis to ... More


Public health interventions

John Walley

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: levels of disease prevention, public health programmes, intervention strategies, delivery strategies, public health and essential clinical interventions, ... More


The health system and international trade

Richard D. Smith

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0070
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction to the scope of the issues facing health systems concerning international trade. It provides an overview of the key linkages between trade and health, which is ... More


Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States: History and Programs

Anita Everett and Su Yeon Lee

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) are the foundation of mental health service delivery in the United States for the more than 45 million adults aged eighteen or older with a mental ... More


Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Raj Bhopal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency, and causes of disease. This book describes and illustrates epidemiology and its ... More


Pathways to Care: Need, Attitudes, Barriers

Ramin Mojtabai, William W. Eaton, and Pallab K. Maulik

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines pathways to the service system and the effects of stigma on both access to and utilization of mental health services. It first presents an overview of the process of seeking ... More


Mental Health Systems Around the World

Shekhar Saxena, Judith K. Bass, Anita Everett, William W. Eaton, and Atieh Novin

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter gives an overview of the wide range in capacity and availability of mental health services around the globe. The first section discusses the concepts, definitions, measurement ... More


Strategic approaches to health and health care services for ethnic minority groups

Bhopal Raj S.

in Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568179
eISBN:
9780191724091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that health services internationally have struggled with the challenge of equitable health care in multi-ethnic societies despite the many policies, strategies, and action ... More


Choosing the best public health interventions

John Walley

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of how to review health services and programmes in order to understand the existing situation and analyze problems. It then discusses how to review and choose ... More


Access and Equity in Australian Rural Health Services

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Urban and rural differences in service distribution, access, and health outcomes are problematic in many countries, with generally worse indicators in rural and remote regions. Differential health ... More


New approaches to health care innovation: information for the chronic patient

Manuel García-Goñi and Paul Windrum

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter aims to obtain better knowledge of health innovations, their key drivers, and dynamics. It focuses on the interaction between two agents: health service providers and patients. It ... More


Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Maori people comprised 14.7% of the New Zealand population in 2001 and are expected to reach 22% by 2051. Maori health is high on the policy agenda in New Zealand. Life expectancy has improved ... More


The value and Challenges of Separate Services: First Nation in Canada

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Canadian ‘health transfer policy’ announced in 1986 offered First Nations the opportunity to take over the administration and delivery of health services on reserves. In 2001, Health Canada ... More


Delivering health services: incentives and information in supply-side innovations

Kara Hanson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on supply-side innovations in delivering health services, and their impact. It begins with an overview of incentives in organizations, located in the conceptual framework of ... More


American Mental Health Services: Perspective Through Care Patterns for 100 Adults, with Aggregate Facility, Service, and Cost Estimates

Ronald W. Manderscheid, Pierre Alexandre, Anita Everett, Philip Leaf, and Benjamin Zablotsky

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the mental health epidemiology and service delivery picture for 100 adults drawn at random from the American population. It also presents a description of the characteristics ... More


Why child public health?

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.000
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter begins by presenting a definition for child public health. It then discusses the importance of child public health, and pioneers in child public health in the UK, Europe, ... More


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