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The Resource Precision community health : four innovations for well-being, Bechara Choucair

Precision community health : four innovations for well-being, Bechara Choucair

Label
Precision community health : four innovations for well-being
Title
Precision community health
Title remainder
four innovations for well-being
Statement of responsibility
Bechara Choucair
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Bechara Choucair was a young doctor, he learned an important lesson: treating a patient for hypothermia does little good if she has to spend the next night out in the freezing cold. As health commissioner of Chicago, he was determined to address the societal causes of disease and focus the city's resources on its most vulnerable populations. That targeted approach has led to dramatic successes, such as lowering rates of smoking, teen pregnancy, breast cancer mortalities, and other serious ills. In Precision Community Health, Choucair shows how those successes can be replicated and expanded around the country. The key is to use advanced technologies to identify which populations are most at risk for specific health threats and avert crises before they begin. Big data makes precision community health possible. But in our increasingly complex world, we also need new strategies for developing effective coalitions, media campaigns, and policies. This book showcases four innovations that move public health departments away from simply dispensing medical care and toward supporting communities to achieve true well-being. The approach Choucair pioneered in Chicago requires broadening our thinking about what constitutes public health. It is not simply about access to a doctor, but access to decent housing, jobs, parks, food, and social support. It also means acknowledging that a one-size-fits-all strategy may exacerbate inequities. By focusing on those most in need, we create an agenda that is simultaneously more impactful and more achievable. The result is a wholesale change in the way public health is practiced and in the well-being of all our communities
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choucair, Bechara
Dewey number
362.12
Index
index present
LC call number
RA427
LC item number
.C4815 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 546 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • Community health services
Label
Precision community health : four innovations for well-being, Bechara Choucair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Public Health in Chicago and Beyond -- Chapter 2. Learning the Hard Way Chapter 3. Building Coalitions -- Chapter 4. Tapping the Power of Big Data -- Chapter 5. Rise above the Noise -- Chapter 6. Challenge the Status Quo -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1164830047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781642830163
Lccn
2019952225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1164830047
Label
Precision community health : four innovations for well-being, Bechara Choucair
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Public Health in Chicago and Beyond -- Chapter 2. Learning the Hard Way Chapter 3. Building Coalitions -- Chapter 4. Tapping the Power of Big Data -- Chapter 5. Rise above the Noise -- Chapter 6. Challenge the Status Quo -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
on1164830047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781642830163
Lccn
2019952225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1164830047

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