1. The 'new' public health : political rhetoric or real opportunities? / Suzanne Tyler -- 2. Changing practice : developing a public health role for midwives / Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent -- 3. Expanding horizons : developing a public health perspective in midwifery / Cindy Carlson -- 4. Tackling health inequalities : a midwifery challenge / Stephen Peckham and Cindy Carlson -- 5. Celebrating diversity : meeting needs / Claire Chambers -- 6. Community spirit : looking beyond the obvious / Padraig O. Luanaigh -- 7. Being with women : public policy and private experience / Tina Miller -- 8. Laying the foundation : the STOMP study / Caroline Homer -- 9. Sex education and teenage pregnancy : missed opportunities / Jill Gullidge -- 10. Midwives playing their part : sure start / Eileen Stringer and Carole Butterfield -- 11. Postnatal care : meeting the public health challenge / Debra Bick -- 12. Next steps : public health in midwifery practice / Maralyn Foureur.
"This is the first book to explore public health from the perspective of the midwife and examines the midwife's role in maintaining and improving health from a more global and population-based focus. With contributions from leading academics and practising midwives, real life initiatives are discussed. Midwifery and Public Health provides clear guidance on identifying health needs and offers a sound knowledge base from which practitioners can develop and clearly demonstrate their significant contribution to public health care provision."--Jacket.