APHA provides the most up to date publications that are essential to your public health library!
Coming Soon! Designing Healthy Communities is the companion book for the upcoming PBS broadcast that describes how the design of the built environment impacts our health, with an additional emphasis on the inequities of social and environmental justice. Dr. Jackson explores how the built environment has contributed to the fact that two-thirds of Americans are overweight, 70 million are obese and many suffer from an array of other chronic but preventable diseases. The book and series looks upstream at the root causes of our malaise, and highlights actionable best practices based on real people with real solutions.
Co-published with Jossey-Bass, this book is available for order now, but will ship October, 2011. Look for a book signing with Dr. Jackson at the APHA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Now Available! Caring for Our Children - National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Early Education Programs
A publication from the American Public Health Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
The new third edition contains updated guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education settings - centers and family child care homes. Features 10 chapters of 650+ standards, including a new Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs standards as shown above. Also included is updated information on the new USDA MyPlate program.
Best Seller! Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 19th Edition The CCDM 19th Edition sticks to a tried and tested structure, but with every chapter updated, and most benefitting from parallel updated by international experts, at both, CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance. New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked. The 19th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world. En Español!
Browse through our online bookstore to see these and many more titles. Remember, APHA members receive a 30% discount on all APHA books and 10-15% off other publisher’s prices. Not a member? Join Today!
Thank you for your interest in APHA publications.
Just Released from APHA Press!
Public Health Management of Disasters
The all new Third Edition of Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide will provide an updated operational field and desk guide for public health personnel who are preparing for or responding to disasters, and for the emergency management community who must work with public health in any response. The entire book has been updated and additional chapters and sections have been added. Updated information on roles and responsibilities, the organization of federal preparedness and response, working with emergency management, surveillance and information systems, emergency communications, environmental issues including food security, emerging diseases and bioterrorism, mental health services, people with disabilities and chronic disease, recovery and reconstruction, evaluation and the appendices. In addition, sections/chapters have been added on current legislation, vulnerable populations, ethics, social media, resilience, whole community preparedness, response systems and capabilities.
This book can be used by anyone in the field responding to a disaster, and is also designed for use by anyone working in emergency management preparedness or the delivery of public health services, as well as public health students and those at training institutes, health departments, and any community agency that either delivers public health or clinical services or works with the public during an emergency, and the public health role in emergency management.
See Muddy Waters to learn about the public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.