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

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.001.0001

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Key concepts and definitions

Key concepts and definitions

Chapter:
(p.129) Chapter 5 Key concepts and definitions
Source:
Child Public Health
Author(s):

Mitch Blair

Sarah Stewart-Brown

Tony Waterston

Rachel Crowther

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.005

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

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