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This unique book provides a thorough introduction to disability issues to students of public health and related disciplines. Public health professionals have had few opportunities to learn about disability in a public health context. Now Disability and Public Health provides a thorough road map to professionals and describes how disability complements...
This unique book provides a thorough introduction to disability issues to students of public health and related disciplines. Public health professionals have had few opportunities to learn about disability in a public health context. Now Disability and Public Health provides a thorough road map to professionals and describes how disability complements a public health context. By promoting an understanding of disability, the book provides a basis for enhancing the success of all of public health initiatives. FEATURES AND BENEFITSProvides a thorough introduction to disability issues to students of public health and related disciplines Textbook based on Curriculum that has been tested and proven to work in university settings Provides a roadmap on how disability complements public health context Sets the stage for a dialogue on health promotion and quality of life of people with disabilities rather than prevention onlyProvides a basis for enhancing the success of all of public health initiatives by promoting an understanding of disabilityProvides physicians, policy makers, and professionals in disability and public health a common language and a framework to mount a public health response to disabilityHelps understand the health disparities that exist with people with disability and develop better healthcare system SELECTION OF TOPICS COVERED BY THE BOOKHistory and culture of disability Advocacy and the role of government and public policy in disability Disability epidemiology Disparities and determinants of disability Models of approach to disability Disability and health promotion Disaster preparednessSince 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of disabilities. AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.AAIDD publishes books for professionals in developmental disability in the areas of:-Supported living -Definition of intellectual disability -Disability funding -Positive behavior support -Palliative care -Quality of life -Health
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