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Child Public Health

Dr Mitch Blair, Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, Dr Tony Waterston, and Dr Rachel Crowther


Despite children making up around a quarter of the population, the first edition of this book was the first to focus on a public health approach to the health and sickness of children and young people. It combined clinical and academic perspectives to explore the current state of health of our children, the historical roots of the speciality, and the relationship between early infant and child health on later adult health. Child public health is a rapidly developing field, and is increasingly recognised throughout the world as a major area of focus for population health. Targeting the health o ... More

Keywords: public health, children, healthy population, global warming, child participation, systems theory, refugees, commissioning, sustainable development, sickness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dr Mitch Blair, author
Consultant Paediatrician and Reader in Paediatrics and Child Public Health, Imperial College London, UK; Honorary Professor, Thames Valley University, London, UK

Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, author
Director, Institute of Health Sciences; Professor of Public Health, Warwick Medical School, Warwick, UK

Dr Tony Waterston, author
Consultant Paediatrician, Newcastle upon Tyne (retired)