- Subject index
Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field. Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice, key points relevant to the entry, case studies to illustrate the application to practice, and examples of further reading.
Chapter 43: Public Health and the Pre-School Child
Public Health and the Pre-School Child
Child public health (CPH) can be defined as ‘the organised efforts of society to develop public health policies to promote children's and young people's health, to prevent disease in children and young people and to foster equity for children and young people, within a framework of sustainable development’ (Kohler, 1998).
CPH should arguably be viewed as potentially the most important and effective public health activity in health and social care practice. The key aims are health promotion and protection and disease prevention. Practitioners working with children and families must focus on addressing the wider determinants of health with parents while contributing to meaningful CPH, thus improving the health and wellbeing of future populations. For ...