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Achieving excellence in professional practice : a guide to developing and revising standards

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Canadian Nurses Association. --Ottawa, ON: Canadian Nurses Association , 2002.
Call Number
WY 100 C23 2002
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WY 100 C23 2002
Corporate Author
Canadian Nurses Association
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canadian Nurses Association
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
84 p.
ISBN
1551199890
Subjects (MeSH)
Policy Making
Health Policy
Nursing Care - standards
Nursing Process - standards
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences : Descriptions, Predictions, and Aggregation of Expert Judgment Supporting Science Policy

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Paolo F. Ricci. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the con…
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Ricci, Paolo F.
Responsibility
Paolo F. Ricci
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 187 p.) : 53 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480660
9783030480653 (Print ed.)
9783030480677 (Print ed.)
9783030480684 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Forecasting
Policy Making
Public Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Health Planning
Abstract
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the consequences associated with the potential occurrence of these events also are discussed. The book is not about disaster planning; instead, it is focused on analysis and causation in the context of informing – rather than formulating – public health policy. The author aggregates and fuses scientific information and knowledge in public health policy-science using alternative but complementary methods. The book first focuses on the analysis of catastrophes and commonplace events; the focus then shifts to causal models of multifactorial diseases, particularly at low doses or dose-rates, associated with these events. Topics explored among the chapters include: Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making The aim of the book is to show that the analyses of events are fundamentally similar, regardless of whether the concern is a global catastrophe or commonplace. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences is a text that should engage students, instructors, and researchers in public health, science policy, and preparedness research, as well as serve as a useful resource for policy analysts, practitioners, and risk managers.
Contents
1. Black Swans, Dragon-Kings, and Other Catastrophes: Caught Between Infinitesimals and Googols -- 2. Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices -- 3. Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment -- 4. Catastrophic Incidents: Critical Information and Knowledge -- 5. Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects -- 6. Preferences, Choices and Probabilistic Dominance: An Overview -- 7. Heterogeneous and Uncertain Knowledge: Beyond Probabilities -- 8. Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making.
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Building better health care leadership for Canada : implementing evidence

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Sullivan, Terrence. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. --Montreal, PQ: McGill-Queens University Press , 2011.
Call Number
W 84 S952b 2011
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 84 S952b 2011
Author
Sullivan, Terrence
Corporate Author
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Other Authors
Denis, Jean-Louis
Place of Publication
Montreal, PQ
Publisher
McGill-Queens University Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
202 p.
ISBN
9780773538757
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Administration - Canada
Policy Making - Canada
Organizational Case Studies - Canada
Evidence-Based Practice
EXTRA program
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Customized manuals for changing times

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by Paula Cryderman. --Ottawa, ON: CHA Press , 1999.
Call Number
WX 159 C69 1999
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WX 159 C69 1999
Author
Cryderman, Paula
Responsibility
by Paula Cryderman
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
CHA Press
Date of Publication
1999
Physical Description
323 p.
ISBN
1896151388
Subjects (MeSH)
Policy Making
Health Policy
Manuals as Topic
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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Evidence-informed health policy : using EBP to transform policy in nursing and healthcare

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Jacqueline M. Loversidge, Joyce Zurmehly. --Indianapolis, IN: igma Theta Tau International , c2019.
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What happens in health policy at local, state, and federal levels directly affects patients, nurses, and nursing practice. Some healthcare professionals, though, are intimidated by the knotty policy process or simply don't know how to take the first step toward implementing policy change. In Evidence-Informed Health Policy authors Jacqueline M. Loversidge and Joyce Zurmehly demystify health policymaking and equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and confiden…
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Author
Loversidge, Jacqueline M.
Other Authors
Zurmehly, Joyce
Responsibility
Jacqueline M. Loversidge, Joyce Zurmehly
Alternate Title
Using evidence-based practice to transform policy in nursing & healthcare
Place of Publication
Indianapolis, IN
Publisher
igma Theta Tau International
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 285 p.
ISBN
9781948057226
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Policy
Policy Making
Specialty
Evidence-Based Practice
Policy
Abstract
What happens in health policy at local, state, and federal levels directly affects patients, nurses, and nursing practice. Some healthcare professionals, though, are intimidated by the knotty policy process or simply don't know how to take the first step toward implementing policy change. In Evidence-Informed Health Policy authors Jacqueline M. Loversidge and Joyce Zurmehly demystify health policymaking and equip nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to navigate that first step—and many steps beyond.
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e-Book
Location
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Evidence Use in Health Policy Making : An International Public Policy Perspective

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Justin Parkhurst, Stefanie Ettelt, Benjamin Hawkins, editors. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2018.
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Location
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This open access book provides a set of conceptual, empirical, and comparative chapters that apply a public policy perspective to investigate the political and institutional factors driving the use of evidence to inform health policy in low, middle, and high income settings. The work presents key findings from the Getting Research Into Policy (GRIP-Health) project: a five year, six country, programme of work supported by the European Research Council. The chapters further our understanding of e…
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Parkhurst, Justin
Ettelt, Stefanie
Hawkins, Benjamin
Responsibility
Justin Parkhurst, Stefanie Ettelt, Benjamin Hawkins, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 245 p.) : 1 illus.
Series Title
International series on public policy
ISBN
9783319934679
9783319934662 (Print ed.)
9783319934686 (Print ed.)
9783030066673 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2524-7301
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Policy
Internationality
Policy Making
Social Planning
Specialty
Health Services Research
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
This open access book provides a set of conceptual, empirical, and comparative chapters that apply a public policy perspective to investigate the political and institutional factors driving the use of evidence to inform health policy in low, middle, and high income settings. The work presents key findings from the Getting Research Into Policy (GRIP-Health) project: a five year, six country, programme of work supported by the European Research Council. The chapters further our understanding of evidence utilisation in health policymaking through the application of theories and methods from the policy sciences. They present new insights into the roles and importance of factors such as issue contestation, institutional arrangements, logics of appropriateness, and donor influence to explore individual cases and comparative experiences in the use of evidence to inform health policy. Justin Parkhurst is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (the LSE)’s Department of Health Policy, UK. He has conducted research on a range of global health policy issues and on the politics of evidence. He served as the Principal Investigator of the GRIP-Health programme of work. Benjamin Hawkins is Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. His research focuses on the role of research evidence and corporate actors in health policy making. In addition, he works on European integration, multi-level governance international trade and political economy approaches to health policy. Stefanie Ettelt is Associate Professor at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her work examines the tensions between structure and agency in explaining the influence of evidence and research on policy-making and health system governance, particularly from a comparative perspective.
Contents
1. Studying Evidence Use for Health Policymaking from a Policy Perspective -- 2. The Many Meanings of Evidence: A Comparative Analysis of the Forms and Roles of Evidence Within Three Health Policy Processes in Cambodia -- 3. The Role of Evidence in Nutrition Policymaking in Ethiopia: Institutional Structures and Issue Framing -- 4. The Use of Evidence in Health Policy in Ghana: Implications for Accountability and Democratic Governance -- 5. Using Evidence in a Highly Fragmented Legislature: The Case of Colombia’s Health System Reform -- 6. The Politics of Evidence Use in Health Policy Making in Germany: The Case of Regulating Hospital Minimum Volumes -- 7. Electronic Cigarettes Regulation in the UK: A Case Study in Evidence Informed Policy Making -- 8. Ministries of Health and the Stewardship of Health Evidence -- 9. Evidence Use and the Institutions of the State: The Role of Parliament and the Judiciary -- 10. Evidence and Policy in Aid-Dependent Settings -- 11. Conclusion: Reflecting on Studying Evidence Use from a Public Policy Perspective.
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Open access
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e-Book
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Health and mental health care policy : a biopsychosocial perspective

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Moniz, Cynthia. (3rd ed.) --Boston, MA: Pearson Education , 2010.
Call Number
W 84 M744h 2010
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
W 84 M744h 2010
Author
Moniz, Cynthia
Other Authors
Gorin, Stephen
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Pearson Education
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
264 p.
ISBN
9780205746941
Subjects (MeSH)
Policy Making
Delivery of Health Care - economics - United States
Mental Health Services - United States
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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Internal controls policies and procedures

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24159
Hightower, Rose. --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2009.
Call Number
HF 5712 H638i 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
HF 5712 H638i 2009
Author
Hightower, Rose
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
272 p.
ISBN
9780470287170
Subjects (MeSH)
Management Audit
Office Management
Organizational Policy
Policy Making
Subjects (LCSH)
Corporate governance
Managerial accounting
Auditing, Internal
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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International public health policy and ethics

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edited by Michael Boylan. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Boylan, Michael
Responsibility
edited by Michael Boylan
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Vol.
42
Series Title
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
ISBN
9781402086175
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Policy Making
Ethics, Medical
Public Health Administration - ethics
Social Justice
Global Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Medical ethics
Social sciences
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Knowledge utilization, diffusion, implementation, transfer and translation : implications for evaluation

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Ottoson, Judith M. American Evaluation Association. --San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass , 2009.
Call Number
HD 58.82 K73 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
HD 58.82 K73 2009
Author
Ottoson, Judith M
Corporate Author
American Evaluation Association
Other Authors
Hawe, Penelope
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
108 p.
Series Vol.
n. 124
Series Title
New directions for evaluation
ISBN
9780470589212
Subjects (MeSH)
Diffusion of Innovation
Policy Making
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Mental Health Economics : The Costs and Benefits of Psychiatric Care

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41771
Denise Razzouk, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The main objective of this book is to provide a high quality content that becomes a reference for graduate courses (Mental Health, Public Health and Epidemiology) and for research in the domain of health economics applied to mental health. Also this book might be useful for policymakers on formulating mental health policies. Key messages of this book are based on: Mental illness represent a huge cost for society and for health care; Health economics applied to mental health could help in the op…
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Razzouk, Denise
Responsibility
Denise Razzouk, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 459 pages) : 32 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319552668
9783319552651 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Policy
Mental Health Services - economics
Policy Making
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Abstract
The main objective of this book is to provide a high quality content that becomes a reference for graduate courses (Mental Health, Public Health and Epidemiology) and for research in the domain of health economics applied to mental health. Also this book might be useful for policymakers on formulating mental health policies. Key messages of this book are based on: Mental illness represent a huge cost for society and for health care; Health economics applied to mental health could help in the optimization of resource allocation for mental health care and for better decision making in terms of balancing costs and benefits; Interventions and treatment should be also chosen in general medical practice and in public decision-policy according to cost-effectiveness, burden of disease and equity principles; Quality of care is related with better outcomes, higher quality of life for clients, and with lower costs for society and health system; It is possible to decrease the burden of mental disorders with cost-effective treatments. A growing interest in Health Economics applied in mental health has been noticed, especially because mental disorders have been recognized as very costly to society and health care system. However, the majority of books in this topic are oriented mainly to health managers and not for researchers and mental health professionals. There is a need of increasing capacity-building of researchers in this discipline, especially in terms of methods and measurements, and this book aims to fill this gap. Mental Health Economics aims to integrate research methods, quality of clinical interventions, evaluation of quality of care and policymaking in terms of balancing costs and benefits.
Contents
Part I: Introduction of Health Economics Applied to Mental Health -- 1. Introduction of Mental Health Economics -- 2. Measurement of Outcomes in Health Economics -- 3. Methods for Measuring and Estimating Costs -- 4. Cost-Benefit Analysis -- 5. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis -- 6. Cost-Utility Analysis -- 7. Introduction to Statistics and Modelling Methods Applied in Health Economics -- 8. Equity and Efficiency -- 9. Ethics and Values in Welfarism and Extra-Welfarism -- 10. Health Economics as a Tool for Decision-Making in Mental Health Care -- Part II: Health Economics Applied to the Evaluation of the Quality and Costs of Mental Health Services -- 11. Financing Mental Health in Low and Middle Income Countries: Making an Economic Case to Support Investment -- 12. Quality Indicators for Mental Health Services -- 13. Economic Data Collection: Instruments for Assessing Costs and Utilization of Health and Non-Health Services -- 14. Estimation of Costs of Psychiatric Hospitals -- 15. Estimation of Costs of Community Mental Health Services -- 16. Estimation Costs or Residential Facilities -- 17. Quantifying Informal Care for Economic Evaluation in Mental Health -- Part III: Economic Evaluation of Treatment of Mental Disorders -- 18. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders -- 19. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Bipolar Disorders -- 20. Cost-Effectiveness of Antipsychotics for the Treatment of Schizophrenia -- 21. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders -- 22. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for the Treatment of Dementia Disorders -- 23. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents -- Part IV: Health Economics, Burden and Indirect Costs of Mental Disorders -- 24. Global Mental Health: Costs, Poverty, Violence and Socio Economic Determinants of Health -- 25. The Burden and Indirect Costs of Mental Disorders -- 26. The Burden and Indirect Costs of Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems -- 27. Economic Impact of Mental Health Stigma -- 28. The Economic Impact of Mental Disorders and Mental Health Problems in the Workplace -- 29. Methods and Instruments for the Estimation of Production Changes in Economic Evaluation.
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Placing the Public in Public Health in Post-War Britain, 1948–2012

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Alex Mold, Peder Clark, Gareth Millward, Daisy Payling. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2019.
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This open access book explores the question of who or what ‘the public’ is within ‘public health’ in post-war Britain. Drawing on historical research on the place of the public in public health in Britain from the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the book presents a new perspective on the relationship between state and citizen. Focusing on health education, health surveys, heart disease and the development of vaccination policy and practice, the book establishes that ‘the p…
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Author
Mold, Alex
Other Authors
Clark, Peder
Millward, Gareth
Payling, Daisy
Responsibility
Alex Mold, Peder Clark, Gareth Millward, Daisy Payling
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 141 p.) : 1 illus. in color
Series Title
Medicine and biomedical sciences in modern history
ISBN
9783030186852
9783030186845 (Print ed.)
9783030186869 (Print ed.)
9783030186876 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy - history
Policy Making
Public Health - history
Other Subjects
Great Britain - history
Specialty
History of Medicine
Public Health
Abstract
This open access book explores the question of who or what ‘the public’ is within ‘public health’ in post-war Britain. Drawing on historical research on the place of the public in public health in Britain from the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the book presents a new perspective on the relationship between state and citizen. Focusing on health education, health surveys, heart disease and the development of vaccination policy and practice, the book establishes that ‘the public’ was not one thing but many. It considers how public health policy makers and practitioners imagined the public or publics. These publics were not mere constructions; they had agency and the ability to ‘speak back’ to public health. The nature of publicness changed during the latter half of the twentieth century, and this book argues that the relationship between the public and public health offers a powerful lens through which to examine such shifts.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Public and Public Health -- 3. Imagining Publics -- 4. Speaking Back -- 5. Changing Publicness -- 6. Conclusion.
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Open access
Format
e-Book
Location
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Shared space : the communities agenda

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Torjman, Sherri. --Ottawa, ON: Renouf Pub. co. , 2007.
Call Number
HF 5712 T683s 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
HF 5712 T683s 2007
Author
Torjman, Sherri
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Renouf Pub. co.
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
276 p.
ISBN
9781553822578
Subjects (MeSH)
Policy Making
Administration
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Successful Public Health Advocacy : Lessons Learned from Massachusetts Legislators

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Chris Chanyasulkit ; with contributions by Georges C. Benjamin, Jennifer Childs-Roshak, Stefanie Coxe, Cynthia Creem, Julie Graves, and Tricia Wajda. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This concise volume guides public health advocates on how to successfully advocate for their cause, strengthen their messaging and communication strategies, build coalitions, and gather political allies. In the book, the author shares lessons learned from an exploratory study in which key legislators from the Massachusetts General Court (legislature) were interviewed to determine their level of awareness and knowledge regarding health disparities. Racial and ethnic disparities in health are a m…
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Author
Chanyasulkit, Chris
Responsibility
Chris Chanyasulkit ; with contributions by Georges C. Benjamin, Jennifer Childs-Roshak, Stefanie Coxe, Cynthia Creem, Julie Graves, and Tricia Wajda
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 53 p.) : 6 illus., 4 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783030302887
9783030302863 (Print ed.)
9783030302870 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Consumer Advocacy
Health Promotion - legislation & jurisprudence
Healthcare Disparities
Policy Making
Public Health - legislation & jurisprudence
Public Policy - legislation & jurisprudence
Social Justice
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Health Promotion
Policy
Public Health
Abstract
This concise volume guides public health advocates on how to successfully advocate for their cause, strengthen their messaging and communication strategies, build coalitions, and gather political allies. In the book, the author shares lessons learned from an exploratory study in which key legislators from the Massachusetts General Court (legislature) were interviewed to determine their level of awareness and knowledge regarding health disparities. Racial and ethnic disparities in health are a major concern for citizens, states, and the nation and are important to study and understand to strategically address and eliminate such inequities. Through these lessons, public health advocates gain an understanding of whether and how factors affect knowledge and awareness of health disparities and learn to communicate more effectively with legislators, key stakeholders, and other decision-makers. The brief also features “Notes from the Field" from those working in the trenches that highlight different perspectives on health disparities and provide first-hand advice for advocates hoping to close the disparities gaps and create a more equitable nation for all. Successful Public Health Advocacy is a relevant resource for advocates, as well as students, in public health, public policy, and related fields who wish to gain a better understanding on how legislators gather their health information for policy-making or constituent work and apply this data to develop and implement effective public health advocacy campaigns.
Contents
1. Health Disparities: What Are “Health Disparities”? Why Do We Care? Should We Care? -- 2. “The More You Know, the Further You’ll Go” or What Do Legislators Know About Health Disparities and What Does This Mean for Public Health Advocates? -- 3. How to Get Your Legislator’s Attention -- 4. If at First You Don’t Succeed… -- Appendix A: Interview Questions for Legislators.
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Tobacco Control Policy in the Netherlands : Between Economy, Public Health, and Ideology

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Marc C. Willemsen. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , c2018.
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Governments have known since the 1960s that smoking results in irreversible health damage. This open access book examines why governments have done so little to combat this when they have been aware of the problem and its solutions for decades. What are the strategies and decisions that make a difference, given that policy environments are often not conducive to change? Taking the Netherlands as an example, this book helps to understand the complex policy process at the national level and why i…
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Willemsen, Marc C.
Responsibility
Marc C. Willemsen
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 373 p.) : 11 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
Palgrave studies in public health policy research
ISBN
9783319723686
9783319723679 (Print ed.)
9783319723693 (Print ed.)
9783030101909 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Policy Making
Tobacco Use - prevention & control
Other Subjects
Netherlands
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
Governments have known since the 1960s that smoking results in irreversible health damage. This open access book examines why governments have done so little to combat this when they have been aware of the problem and its solutions for decades. What are the strategies and decisions that make a difference, given that policy environments are often not conducive to change? Taking the Netherlands as an example, this book helps to understand the complex policy process at the national level and why it so often appears irrational to us. It is the most sophisticated analysis of tobacco control policy to date, applying insights from political sciences to the field of tobacco control. Marc C. Willemsen is Professor of Tobacco Control Research at the Department of Health Promotion, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He started tobacco research in 1989 and has since become a recognised expert in the field of tobacco control. He wrote and contributed to numerous research studies and scientific papers. In addition to his academic work, he gained first hand insights into the policy making process while working for various national tobacco control organisations.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Dutch Tobacco Control Policy from the 1950s to the Present -- 3. The Tempo of Dutch Tobacco Control Policy -- 4. The Social and Cultural Environment -- 5. Making Tobacco Control Policy Work: Rules of the Game -- 6. The International Context: EU and WHO -- 7. Scientific Evidence and Policy Learning -- 8. Tobacco Industry Influence -- 9. The Tobacco Control Coalition -- 10. Problem Identification and Agenda Setting -- 11. Conclusions.
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Open access
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e-Book
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Trade Agreements and Public Health : A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates

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Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté. (1st ed. 2020.) --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , c2020.
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The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, me…
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Author
Gleeson, Deborah
Other Authors
Labonté, Ronald
Responsibility
Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 174 p.) : 2 illus.
Series Title
Palgrave studies in public health policy research
ISBN
9789811504853
9789811504846 (Print ed.)
9789811504860 (Print ed.)
9789811504877 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Commerce - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Policy
Internationality
Policy Making
Public Health - legislation & jurisprudence
Public Policy
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Abstract
The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, methods for trade and health research, and recommendations for strengthening policy coherence.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Trade and Health: From Ancient Pandemics to the World Trade Organization and Beyond -- 3. Health Services and Access to Medicines and Other Health Technologies -- 4. Commodities Harmful to Health -- 5. Trade, Labour Markets, and the Environment -- 6. The Politics of Trade Policy and the Trade Negotiating Process -- 7. Methods and Approaches to Measuring the Impact of Trade Agreements on Public Health -- 8. Conclusion: Strengthening Trade and Health Policy Coherence.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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