The first textbook on public health intelligence presents indepth the key concepts, methods, and objectives of this increasingly importantcompetency.
It systematically reviews types of evidence and data that compriseintelligence, effective techniques for assessment, analysis, andinterpretation, and the role of this knowledge in quality health service delivery. The book's learner-centered approach gives readers interactive context formastering the processes of gathering and working with intelligence as well asits uses in informing public health decision-making. And its pragmaticframework 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 HealthIntelligence - Issues of Measure and Method is bedrock reading for postgraduateand advanced undergraduate students in public health, global health, healthpolicy, health service management, nursing, medicine, statistics, epidemiology,quantitative methods, health intelligence, health inequality, and other alliedhealthcare fields.
It is also a salient text for public health practitionersand health policymakers. "This bookis a 'must-read' for students contemplating a career in Public Health or foranyone who is already in practice.
The breadth of chapters from respectedauthors provide a detailed overview and critique of issues related to publichealth intelligence.
A key strength of the book is that it is written with bothstudents and practitioners in mind."GurchRandhawa, PhD, FFPH, Professor of Diversity in Public Health & Director,Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, UK