This fourth edition of Fran Baum's The New Public Health is the most comprehensive book available on the new public health. It offers readers the opportunity to gain a sense of the scope of the new public health visions, and combines theoretical and practical material to assist with understanding the social and economic determinants of health. Based on the premise of previous editions that the new public health offers the chance of greatly improved equity by raising health world health standards this new edition has been fully revised to reflect recent changes in the theory and practice of the new public health. The book is written primarily for public health and primary health care workers, health and environment planners and those people who are interested in creating communities that maximise health for people and the environment. Students undertaking health and public health degrees will also benefit from reading this comprehensive book for its currency, breadth of scope, and coverage of the most important health and environmental challenges facing humanity and health professionals from a range of practice fields.