Today we observe World Health Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization, a group that advocates for better access to health care throughout the world. This year's theme is "urbanization and health," which looks at how the growth of cities affects the health of both individuals and society. Read about this event and what you can do to help by going to the previous links.
These NCC Library resources will help you understand how diseases spread around the world, and what health professionals are doing to prevent them.
Nursing in Today's World: Trends, Issues and Management
by Janice Rider Ellis
RT 82 .E45 2008 Stacks
Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine
by Stan Cox
TD 195 .F57 C69 2008 Stacks
Pandemics and Global Health
by Barry Youngerman
RA 649 .Y65 2008 Stacks
Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy & Practice
by Louise L. Ivanov
RT 97 .P833 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe
Encyclopedia of Global Health
by Yawei Zhang
RA 441 .E53 2008 Reference (4 vols.)
by Christopher Mari
RA 649 .G56 2007 Stacks
Disease Prevention as Social Change: The State, Society, and Public Health in the United States, France, Great Britain and Canada
by Constance A. Nathanson
RA 427.8 .N37 2007 Stacks
Be sure to visit the CINAHL database and the ProQuest database to find more information about current health issues. Both databases include scholarly journal articles.
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Nurse. Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. < https://libprox.northampton.edu/login?url=http://search.eb.com/eb/art-93553 >.