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Public Health Law, Second Edition

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The second edition of Public Health law offers an up-to-date compendium of cases, materials and notes illustrating the field's expanded scope and importance today. All-new materials include:

•  Theories of risk perception

•  Federal regulation of public health

•  Chronic disease prevention

•  Global health programs

Chapters 1 and 2 survey the public health field and ways to identify health and safety risks. Chapters 3 and 4 examine relevant constitutional issues. The remaining chapters focus on specific health risks and can be taught as problem-based case studies to allow students to evaluate different solutions, as in the real world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES 

Chapter 2 DEFINING RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Chapter 3 STATE AND FEDERAL POWER: CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Chapter 4 PUBLIC HEALTH, MORALS, AND RELIGION

Chapter 5 CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

Chapter 6 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND BIOTERRORISM

Chapter 7 PRIVACY AND USES OF MEDICAL INFORMATION

Chapter 8 CHRONIC DISEASES AND HEALTH PROMOTION

Chapter 9 WEIGHT AND HEALTH

Chapter 10 TOBACCO AND HEALTH

Chapter 11 DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Chapter 12 INJURY PREVENTION

Chapter 13 GLOBAL HEALTH

TABLE OF CASES

INDEX