An Introduction to Community & Public Health

Book review by Deane Barker tags: health, textbook

A client is considering a project having to do with community health, so I read this for background. It’s an introductory textbook and succeeds in providing a broad view on the topic. I was surprised at the range of factors that play into community health: disease, addiction, injuries, environment, mental health, etc.

Two things that jumped out:

  • Race plays a huge role in health. There are lots of reasons, but Black people have considerable poorer health outcomes that White people

  • Our insurance system is insanely complicated; in fact, the chapter on insurance was one of the longest in the book

Book Info

James F. McKenzie
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