Making Health Policy

Making Health Policy

Non-Fiction, Education, Medical, Nursing, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2012
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"This comprehensive and practical text... is widely recognised as an essential text of international relevance, for students and practitioners alike. I highly recommend it to the new generation of activist-scholars in the field."
Lucy Gilson, Professor of Health Policy and Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this bestselling book is the leading text in the field. It focuses on how health policy is made nationally and globally, clearly explaining the key concepts from political science with a wide array of engaging examples.

This edition is fully updated to reflect new research and ways of thinking about the health policy process. Written by leading experts, this clear and accessible book addresses the "how" of health policy making in a range of international settings.

The book provides an accessible approach to understanding:
• Health policy analysis
• Power and policy making
• Public and private sector
• Agenda setting
• Government roles in policy
• Interest groups and policy
• Policy implementation
• Globalization and policy process
• Policy research and evaluation
• Doing policy analysis

Making Health Policy 2nd edition is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers.

Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high-income countries.
Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood.

"This book is excellent and unique in the way it addresses complexity within the field of global health and policies in a simplified and practical way. I highly recommend it."
Göran Tomson, Professor of International Health Systems Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

"This is an excellent and accessible introduction to the politics of health policy-making by three of the world’s leading scholars on the subject."
Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University, USA.

"Making Health Policy is a must-read for those studying and working in global health. It provides a unique introduction to core concepts in global health policy and brings politics to the core of public health."
Devi Sridhar, James Martin Lecturer in Global Health Politics, Oxford University, UK

"Having used the earlier edition of this book, I would highly recommend it. It's a great resource for teaching."
Sara Bennett, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA

"This book is an excellent teaching tool on policy making in the field of public health. It is very clearly structured and written, and provides a wealth of concrete examples to illustrate new concepts."
Chantal Blouin, Associate Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University/University of Ottawa, Canada

"This book unravels the complex world of health politics and decision-making, making it comprehensible for many who have difficulty understanding the system they work in, or aspire to enter the world of health policy to make a difference."
Professor Vivian Lin, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia

  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • ISBN: 9780335246342
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 404g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 171 x 16 mm

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