Books & Resources


APHA is the foremost publisher of public health-related books and periodicals.  The following titles represent an informative selection of prevention and wellness, related topics for NPHW.

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition

  • Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition, is the must have resource for anyone in the field of public health. Every chapter has been reworked and new chapters have been added. The 20th Edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work, ensuring the Manual's relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world
Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, Third Edition

A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention

  • A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention will serve as a practical, sustainable, cost-efficient strategy to tackle bullying. More importantly, it may be the best approach to providing legitimate and sustainable hope to our children at a time when bullying is becoming increasingly more difficult to tackle.


Veteran Suicide: A Public Health Imperative

  • Veteran Suicide: A Public Health Imperative educates readers on the critical issue of veteran suicide that has become a national imperative. Twenty-two veterans kill themselves daily. An average of one active-duty GI commits suicide every 1.1 days. More GIs deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan will die from suicide than from combat. These troubling facts are undeniable.

Conducting Health Research With Native American Communities

  • The current research and evaluation of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people demonstrates the increased demand for efficiency, accompanied by solid accountability in a time of extremely limited resources. This environment requires proficiency in working with these vulnerable populations in diverse cross-cultural settings. This timely publication is the first of its kind to provide this information to help researchers meet their demands.

Designing Healthy Communities

  • Designing Healthy Communities is Dr. Richard J. Jackson's call to action for all of us concerned with the health trends that are beginning to overwhelm the country. It is a companion book for the upcoming special PBS broadcast that describes how the design of the built environment impacts our health, with an additional emphasis on the inequities of social and environmental justice. 

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