Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Science and Health No.2 (2017) is published by Yayasan Alliansi Cendekiawan Indonesia Thailand, known internationally as Indonesian Scholars’ Alliance, based in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. This issue is a conference collection of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Health, a joint conference between Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand, and Politeknik Kesehatan Semarang, Indonesia. This publication has been registered (ISSN 2579-4434), and indexed by Google Scholar and WorldCat.
The International Conference on Applied Health and Science (ICASH) raises the efforts to develop health and well-being for better society such as factors of illness, epidemiology, health promotion, health policy, nutrition, environmental health and safety, nursing and midwifery, and other sciences related to health development. Through this conference, the works can be reported as original research findings, best practices, review articles, and photo essays.
In order to gain better understanding of the most crucial issues in Asia-Pacific region yet to provide evidence-based studies, this issue raises the fundamental of “Research for Better Society: Developing Science and Technology to Improve Health and Well-being”. This book provides most precious works and perspectives underlining the importance of Health Promotion and Prevention Strategies, Public Health and Clinical aspect in Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, Applied Science in Education and Health, and Public Health Nutrition.
We do believe that this report will benefit the mankind and serve as a medium to share knowledge and experience among scholars, health practitioners and scientist in order to gain better understanding of the most crucial issues in Asia-Pacific region. This journal provides evidence-based studies to direct the government and policy makers in designing strategic planning and health programs for the future growth and development of the regions. Not only government, individuals as community members are also responsible for their own health and well-being.