Public Health Intelligence: Issues of Measure and Method

  • ISBN 9783319283241
The first textbook on public health intelligence presents in
depth the key concepts, methods, and objectives of this increasingly important
competency. It systematically reviews types of evidence and data that comprise
intelligence, effective techniques for assessment, analysis, and
interpretation, and the role of this knowledge in quality health service delivery.
The book's learner-centered approach gives readers interactive context for
mastering the processes of gathering and working with intelligence as well as
its uses in informing public health decision-making. And its pragmatic
framework will help establish standards for training, practice, and policy,
leading to continued improvements in population health.



This path-breaking resource:






Offers a comprehensive,
up-to-date introduction to public health intelligence, a core area of
public health competency.

Is suitable
for both graduates' and healthcare professionals' training and development
for national and international contexts.

Helps readers
apply theory to real-life scenarios, from multi-professional perspectives.
Features
activities, case studies, and discussion tasks for easy reader engagement.
Anticipates
and examines emerging developments in the field.



Public Health
Intelligence - Issues of Measure and Method is bedrock reading for postgraduate
and advanced undergraduate students in public health, global health, health
policy, health service management, nursing, medicine, statistics, epidemiology,
quantitative methods, health intelligence, health inequality, and other allied
healthcare fields. It is also a salient text for public health practitioners
and health policymakers.



"This book
is a 'must-read' for students contemplating a career in Public Health or for
anyone who is already in practice. The breadth of chapters from respected
authors provide a detailed overview and critique of issues related to public
health intelligence. A key strength of the book is that it is written with both
students and practitioners in mind."

Gurch
Randhawa, PhD, FFPH, Professor of Diversity in Public Health & Director,
Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, UK
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