Like the rest of "The Oxford Handbooks" family, this book is an essential pocket reference resource. It is a book of 'first resort' - helping the reader address public health issues more quickly, thoroughly, and systematically. Whether you are a student, practitioner, or teacher - and wherever you are - this handbook outlines the essential steps to survive in this complex field. Each chapter covers a concept, method, or issue in public health, providing practical guidance which will improve individual and team performance. Not just a book of facts, but a guide to practical methods, "The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice" will help the reader with the following: understand the technical approaches to population health problems, teach public health concepts and methods to others, break a public health problem down into separate tasks, and identify how to tackle them and finally to make an informed, authoritative, and confident public pronouncement.