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Health Promotion Programs : From Theory to Practice by Carl I. Fertman (Editor); Diane D. Allensworth (Editor); Society for Public Health Education StaffHealth Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote health equity. In addition to the focus on best practices, each chapter contains information on: Identifying health promotion programs Eliminating health disparities Defining and applying health promotion theories and models Assessing the needs of program participants Creating and supporting evidence-based programs Implementing health promotion programs: Tools, program staff, and budgets Advocacy Communicating health information effectively Developing and increasing program funding Evaluating, improving, and sustaining health promotion programs Health promotion challenges and opportunities Health promotion resources and career links "The authors have clearly connected the dots among planning, theory, evaluation, health disparity, and advocacy, and have created a user-friendly toolbox for health promotion empowerment."--Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry "The most comprehensive program planning text to date, this book examines all facets of planning and implementation across four key work environments where health educators function."--Mal Goldsmith, PhD, CHES, professor and coordinator of Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville "Health Promotion Programs . . . . explores the thinking of some of our field's leaders and confirms its well-deserved place in the field and in our personal collections."--Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, professor and program director, Health Science Department, Towson University
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Publication Date: 2010
Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research by Ralph J. DiClemente (Editor); Richard A. Crosby (Editor); Michelle Kegler (Editor)Adolescents (a high-risk health group) are growing as a percentage of the populations. This text offers an action-oriented epidemiologic approach to understanding the risk factors affecting adolescent health, and what can be done in response.nbsp; Drawing on the leading experts in the field, this reference provides a survey and assessment of adolescent health risk behaviors, such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS. Also described are trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; important theoretical models for developing interventions; prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and effective treatment modalities.
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Publication Date: 2009
Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach by L. Kay Bartholomew; Guy S. Parcel; Gerjo Kok; Nell H. Gottlieb; Maria E. FernandezThis thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Planning Health Promotion Programs provides a powerful, practical resource for the planning and development of health education and health promotion programs. At the heart of the book is a streamlined presentation of Intervention Mapping, a useful tool for the planning and development of effective programs. The steps and tasks of Intervention Mapping offer a framework for making and documenting decisions for influencing change in behavior and environmental conditions to promote health and to prevent or improve a health problem. Planning Health Promotion Programs gives health education and promotion professionals and researchers information on the latest advances in the field, updated examples and explanations, and new illustrative case studies. In addition, the book has been redesigned to be more teachable, practical, and practitioner-friendly.
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Publication Date: 2011
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