Wednesday, April 7, 2010

World Health Day

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.)

Global Epidemics

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.

Image courtesy of:

Nurse. Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. < https://libprox.northampton.edu/login?url=http://search.eb.com/eb/art-93553 >.


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