Key concepts and definitions

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

in Child Public Health

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199547500
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720123 | DOI:
Key concepts and definitions

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This chapter presents a number of concepts from the fields of public health and child health that are useful in the exploration of child public health. The chapter is divided into four broad themes: a) epidemiological concepts; b) concepts related to health improvement; c) concepts relating to disease prevention; and d) concepts relating to the practice of public health and health promotion.

Keywords: public health; child health; health improvement; disease prevention; health promotion; epidemiology

Chapter.  20866 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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