From clean drinking water to seat belts to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, understanding public health's foundations is essential to becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101: Improving Community Health, Fourth Edition by Riegelman and Kirwood, provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health.

Through a unique set of case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, readers will come away with a clear understanding of how public health affects their everyday lives. They will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about public health issues and gain a deeper understanding of the health news they are exposed to daily.