Public Health: What It Is and How It WorksUsing a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system—what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest developments with public health agency accreditation, public health worker credentialing, workforce development, as well as future challenges in the field. It also includes coverage of the new core competencies for the MPH degree recently established by the Association of Schools of Pubic Health.

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Instructor Resources

Chapter Outlines

Chapter Outlines provide a quick way to review the key points of each section in the chapters.

Sample Syllabus

Example syllabi for course schedule, assignments, grading, and planning your Public Health class.

PowerPoint Presentations

Chapter-by-chapter presentations to aid with lectures and student review.

Course Resource Guide

Listing of additional teaching resources reference in the Course Modules, including case studies, important links, and more.


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