Introduce your students to the field of changing health behaviors as INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH answers practical questions, such as "how do you convince people to stop smoking?" and "how do you successfully promote physical activity?" This comprehensive book, part of Cengage Learning's PUBLIC HEALTH BASICS series, details the methods and theories used to address many of the top behaviors that contribute to early morbidity and mortality. Learners will gain a solid overview of the risk factors of communicable and non-communicable diseases and examine health promotion programs designed to intervene and prevent these diseases.
The book begins with a thorough, practical introduction, ideal for undergraduate students, on the principles and processes of program planning models. The authors examine the most commonly used theories in health promotion and today's most current research and practices. The book assesses how various programs target differing levels of the socio-ecological model, including individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels. Numerous case studies showcase both influences on health behaviors and how programs at various levels of the socio-ecological model modify behaviors. To conclude, learners will closely examine how public health policy continues to address various health problems at all levels.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: PROMOTION, PLANNING AND THEORIES.
1. Distinctions between Health Promotion and Health Education.
2. Program Planning Models: An Approach to Intervention Design.
3. Theory in Health Promotion.
4. Nutrition for Health Promotion.
SECTION II: HEALTH SPECIFIC.
5. Physical Activity.
7. Chronic Disease Management.
8. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
9. Tropical Infectious Diseases.
10. Socio-ecological Model and Health Promotion in the Healthy People Initiative.