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Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations: How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik
October 01, 2019

This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials....

Healthcare Analytics: Foundations and Frontiers

1st Edition

Ross M. Mullner, Edward M. Rafalski
September 10, 2019

This is a comprehensive, practical guide which looks at the advantages and limitations of new data analysis techniques being introduced across public health and administration services. The Affordable Care Act (ACT) and free market reforms in healthcare are generating a rapid change of pace. The "...

Biostatistics in Public Health Using STATA

1st Edition

Erick L. Suárez, Cynthia M. Pérez, Graciela M. Nogueras, Camille Moreno-Gorrín
September 08, 2019

Striking a balance between theory, application, and programming, Biostatistics in Public Health Using STATA is a user-friendly guide to applied statistical analysis in public health using STATA version 14. The book supplies public health practitioners and students with the opportunity to gain...

Migrant Health: A Primary Care Perspective

1st Edition

Bernadette N. Kumar, Esperanza Diaz
June 21, 2019

In this time of large-scale global migration at levels unrivalled since World War II, primary care practitioners are providing the first line of care to economic migrants and refugees. In doing so, they face daily the considerable challenges that this heterogenic group brings in terms of...

Linking Health and Education for African American Students' Success

1st Edition

Nadine M. Finigan-Carr
May 21, 2019

The linkages between a student’s health and a student’s ability to learn have been well established. Children who are sick stay home; and, children at home cannot learn if they are not in school leading to increased dropout rates among other educational outcomes. However, an understanding of this...

Perceived Health and Adaptation in Chronic Disease

1st Edition

Francis Guillemin, Alain Leplege, Serge Briancon, Elisabeth Spitz, Joel Coste
May 21, 2019

Chronic diseases have become predominant in Western societies and in many developing countries. They affect quality of life and daily activities and require regular medical care. This unique monograph will bring readers up to date with chronic disease research, with a focus on health-related...

Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems

1st Edition

Irana W. Hawkins
October 24, 2018

Biodiversity of the food system is crucial for food production and loss of biodiversity is a pressing issue. This book focuses on biodiversity’s crucial role in food systems, health and well-being, and fate of the natural environment. It provides practical recommendations on how proper food systems...

Place and Identity: The Performance of Home

1st Edition

Joanna Richardson
September 13, 2018

The UK is experiencing a housing crisis unlike any other. Homelessness is on the increase and more people are at the mercy of landlords due to unaffordable housing. Place and Identity: Home as Performance highlights that the meaning of home is not just found within the bricks and mortar; it is...

Social Justice in Contemporary Housing: Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

1st Edition

Helen Taylor
August 14, 2018

Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy, but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’...

A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports

1st Edition

Mary Beth Morrissey, Melissa Lang, Barney Newman
June 20, 2018

With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing...

Vegetarian Nutrition and Wellness

1st Edition

Winston J. Craig
June 18, 2018

A large amount of research effort goes into assessing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, resulting from human desire to consume a more sustainable diet that is less destructive of the earth’s natural resources. In addition, a growing number of people are choosing the vegan or total...

Mobile Communications and Public Health

1st Edition

Marko Markov
June 18, 2018

This book represents a comprehensive overview of the distribution of the various forms of mobile communications devices, with increasing variations and intensities that constitute a serious hazard to both the biosphere and mankind. Contributors stress the lack of controls over mobile communication...

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