INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS: A GUIDE FOR MANAGERS, PRACTITIONERS & EDUCATORS is written specifically for professionals new to health behavior theory and challenged to shape the health behaviors of others. With its unique applied approach to learning theoretical constructs, INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS changes the way you think and behave in relationship to planning health promotion programs. This text introduces theory as a foundation of deep factual knowledge that is then synthesized and built upon in ways that help you understand the relationships between behaviors and health, antecedents and behaviors, and interventions and antecedents. An innovative chapter on the PER Worksheet, a tool that combines the eight most popular health behavior theories into one framework, teaches you how to organize facts across the different theories as well as incorporate future knowledge. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS t also offers comprehensive coverage of topics such as determinants of population health status, logic models and how both theory and models are useful for designing multi-level interventions of change.
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS & DISEASE PREVENTION.
1. Introduction to Disease Prevention.
2. What is a Health Behavior?
3. Social Determinants of Health.
SECTION 2: HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY.
4. Health Behavior Theory and Social Ecological Models.
5. Intrapersonal Theories.
6. Interpersonal Theories.
7. Community, Organization & Policy Factors.
8. Integrating Health Behavior Theories & Building a Theoretical Model.
SECTION 3: APPLYING THEORY TO IMPROVE PRACTICE.
9. Outcome Logic Models: The Picture of Program Planning & Evaluation.
10. Implementing Theory-based Interventions.
11. Infant Mortality.
"I liked the 'In the news' section at the beginning of each chapter."— Pau Branscum, The University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK
"This [text] combines program planning aspects with theoretical foundations and builds a very good synergy of integrating theories in planning."— Dr. Amar Kanekar, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Little Rock, AR
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