APHA is the foremost publisher of public health-related books and periodicals. The following titles represent a great, informative selection of safety and injury prevention, related topics for NPHW.
Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice and Policy
This new book brings together perspectives of noted scientists, public health experts, housing advocates, and policy leaders to fully explain the problem of substandard housing that plagues our nation and offer holistic, strategic, and long-term solutions to fix it.
Member: $ 38.50
Non-Member: $ 55.00
Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being, Second edition
The new edition of Prevention Is Primary provides models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities. This comprehensive book includes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness social justice and practice primary prevention of unnecessary illness and injury. Ideal for students as well as practitioners, this thoroughly revised and updated second edition combines an overview of advances in the field with effective approaches in the current economic and health care climate.
Member: $ 67.50
Non-Member: $ 75.00
Injury Prevention for Children and Adolescents
This book takes a detailed look at child and adolescent injuries, incorporating research, practice, and advocacy with recommendations for future work. Each chapter provides an account of a child/adolescent's particular injury; the injury's pertinent risk factors; up-to-date research findings and how research has led to successful action and practice; the importance of the role of advocacy; and future research, practice, and advocacy efforts.
Member: $ 29.00
Non-Member: $ 42.00
Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury, Second Edition
Each year in the United States, 5,000 to 6,000 workers die from acute traumatic occupational injuries. Work can be hazardous! However, more importantly, most hazards can be anticipated, and prevented. Occupational health is a field within public health devoted to the prevention of occupational disease and injury. This book, provides information to assist in anticipating the potential for injury or disease, evaluating relevant data, and designing and implementing control measures.
Member: $ 25.00
Non-Member: $ 36.00
"…This book is filled with haunting statistics, each number marking a story of pain or loss. But...it is also filled with names of hundreds of groups that are determined to reverse the tide...." Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Former Lt. Governor of Maryland
Member: $ 49.00
Non-Member: $ 70.00
This book reflects and contributes to an interdisciplinary public health approach towards youth violence prevention that involves a three-step process: 1) identify and describe the problem; 2) develop and evaluate interventions to prevent the problem; and 3) implement those interventions in the community. The book also addresses theory, current research and operational guidance on ways Emergency Departments might use a public health approach to responding to intentional violence involving youth.
Member: $ 28.50
Non-Member: $ 38.50
Deadly Glow: The Radium Dial Worker Tragedy
Deadly Glow is an important story of a public health tragedy. It chronicles the lives of numerous young women who worked in radium application plants in the early 1900s painting numerals on instrument and watch dials. From their experience, the harmful effects of radium deposited in the body became known. The victims suffered from skin ulcerations, tumors, and other severe medical symptoms. Physicians were baffled and misdiagnosed their conditions as heart disease and even syphilis. In time, this tragedy would be recognized as the worlds' first mass experience with injury and death caused by exposure to atomic radiation.
Member: $ 28.50
Non-Member: $ 41.50
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