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New Book by Leading Authority Responds to National Initiative to Bring Undergraduate Public Health Education to All American Colleges and Universities
Date:8/1/2009

New book - 'Public Health 101' - by Richard K. Riegelman, is hard-wired to the Association of American Colleges and Universities' curriculum recommendations for an undergraduate course by the same name. The book is an important part of a growing movement of several prominent higher education organizations that view an understanding of public health issues as a critical component of good citizenship and a prerequisite for taking responsibility for building healthy societies.

Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) August 1, 2009 -- A new textbook released today by Jones and Bartlett Publishers meets the needs of undergraduate institutions offering or developing introductory courses on public health. Public Health 101: Healthy People--Healthy Populations provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation.

The book's publication comes on the heels of a national initiative called The Educated Citizen and Public Health--a collaboration of several prominent higher education organizations including the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)--that aims to fulfill the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that all undergraduates have access to public health education.

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