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Techniques and resources for child public health practice

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.007
Techniques and resources for child public health practice

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This chapter addresses techniques and resources for assessing health needs — comparing the clinical and public health process of making a ‘diagnosis’ — and describes the sources of information available to support public health practice. It also considers approaches to evaluation and the generation of evidence in public health, and shows how these differ from approaches appropriate to clinical care.

Keywords: health needs assessment; child public health; public health practice

Chapter.  11313 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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