APHA Press announces three new books available now

Date: Dec 20 2017


Contact: Louise Dettman, 202-777-2509

Washington, D.C., December 20, 2017 — APHA Press, the publishing imprint of the American Public Health Association, announces three new titles now available for purchase:

Public Health Preparedness: Case Studies in Policy and Management
Edited by Arnold M. Howitt, Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard and David W. Giles

This book provides detailed accounts of a range of public health emergencies, from natural disasters, to infectious diseases, to pandemics and more. With chapters on Superstorm Sandy, H1N1, the Ebola virus and bioterrorism, these cases cover major areas in public health preparedness. These case studies strongly portray the challenges that public health faces in our times. ISBN: 978-0-87553-283-7, softcover, 747 pages, list price: $70, plus shipping and handling (APHA member price: $49).

Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: Evidence and Community-Based Initiatives
Edited by Norman Giesbrecht and Linda M. Bosma

According to the World Health Organization, alcohol consumption is linked to more than 200 disease and injury conditions. All of these effects place a substantial burden on population health in terms of death and disability, making alcohol consumption one of the 10 leading factors with the most impact on population health. This book deals with alcohol problems from a public health perspective, with a focus on evidence-based, community prevention approaches. ISBN: 978-0-87553-291-2, softcover, 623 pages, list price: $85, plus shipping and handling (APHA member price: $59.50).

Urban Planning and Public Health: A Critical Partnership
Edited by Michael R. Greenberg, PhD, and Dona Schneider, PhD, MPH

Urban environments have enormous impacts on the health of populations, presenting public health and planning professionals with real challenges to create the healthiest environment possible. This book prepares public health professionals to participate effectively in the planning process, building positive health outcomes into planning schemes. This book provides real guidance on how to solve these issues and includes case studies that show how effective these policies can be. ISBN: 978-0-87553-289-9, softcover, 341 pages, list price: $65, plus shipping and handling (APHA member price: $45.50).

To order, call toll-free 888-320-APHA; email apha@pbd.com; or visit www.aphabookstore.org. Requests for a review copy should be sent by email to David Hartogs.


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