Sunlight is a vital component of good health. Like plants that thrive in the sun, we humans too depend on sunlight, in our case for the production of Vitamin D. In the past few decades, however, cultural trends have steered us away from sun exposure. From fear of the potential dangers of UV radiation and the heavy promotion of sunscreen products to artificial work and recreational environments centered on virtual reality, we are all spending much more time indoors and away from the sun.
The purpose of this workbook is to help employers think through the financial decision of investing in a health promotion program for employees. It includes review of the published literature on the impact of programs on medical cost and productivity, pro
Culture, Entertainment, and Health Promotion in Africa
Paperback, McGraw-Hill, 2005, ISBN13 9780335218370, ISBN10 0335218377
Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local, regional and international planning and public health in order to develop a new model for health promotion: empowerment planning.
Scholars and governments recognize the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the health field to address the issue. Health Promotion and the P
There has recently been an explosion of interest around the application of mobile communication technologies to support health initiatives in developing countries (mHealth). As a result, there is a need to promote and share rigorous research for better informed policy, programming, and investment. There are, however, few platforms for the exchange of information and proven practice between practitioners and researchers.
Following the process of doing a community based health promotion project, this book shows how to progress from thinking about and assessing the health needs of a community to how to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion project for a particular group or population. Using real world case studies and examples, the text provides students with an introduction to community health within a population health and health promotion framework, and explains how these areas work together in practice.
Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion
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. 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.
Health Promotion: Ideology, Discipline, and Specialism is a thorough examination of the field, advancing clear proposals for its development and future, and is essential reading for those needing an understanding of the theoretical background, historical context, or the challenges that health promotion faces today. Health promotion is a term which has been used varyingly to describe an ideology, a discipline, or a profession, and has subtly differentmeanings when used in each of these ways.
Planning Health Promotion Programs is the "bible" of the field, guiding students and practitioners through the planning process from a highly practical perspective. Using an original framework called Intervention Mapping, this book presents a series of steps, tasks, and processes that help you develop effective health promotion and education programs using a variety of approaches.
Health Promotion Programs
Research methods in health promotion
Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education
Health Promotion is a relatively new discipline and there is little in the way of practical help for students and practitioners in choosing and implementing appropriate evaluation methods. As the demands for rigorous evaluation and evidence-based decision-making increase, health promotion cannot ignore the need for accurate, reliable and valid methods to carry out evaluation.
'This is timely and will be of special interest to health service managers and members of primary care groups because the successful promotion of regular physical activity is a challenge contained in the strategy of Our Healthier Nation and is a candidate for incorporation into health improvement programmes and the service framework for coronary heart disease' - Health Service Journal This crisply written and thought-provoking book integrates theories and studies from several disciplines to examine what is known about physical activity and health.
Books: Health Promotion in School (Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World) (Hardcover)
Foundations of Mental Health Promotion
Women'S Gynecologic Health, Second Edition Equips Students And Practicing Clinicians With Comprehensive Information About Women'S Gynecologic Health, Including Health Promotion, Maintenance And Treatment. Based On The Most Recent Research, The Authors Provide Authoritative Content Written From A Feminist Perspective. Completely Updated And Revised, This Second Edition Includes Four New Chapters On Diagnosis Of Pregnancy At The Gynecologic Visit, Women'S Health After Bariatric Surgery, Sexual Assault, And Urinary Tract Infections.
Provide Students with the Tools They Need to Be Successful in Health Promotion. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The Seventh Edition features updated information throughout, including the new Responsibilities and Competencies generated from the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis.
Theory in Health Promotion Research and Practice
This sixth volume in the "Collected Works of Florence Nightingale" reports Nightingale s considerable accomplishments in the development of a public health care system based on health promotion and disease prevention. It follows directly from her unde
"Concepts of Fitness and Wellness" provides readers with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Pioneering texts in this field, these revisions of "Concepts" are designed to deliver a comprehensive text and digital program that continues to be at the cutting edge of physical activity and health promotion, empowering students to make positive steps towards developing a lifelong commitment to being active.
Health promotion with young people has largely been framed by theories of behaviour change to target 'unsafe', 'unhealthy' and/or 'risky' behaviours. These theories and models seek to encourage the development in young people of reasoned, rational and risk-aware personal strategies. This book presents an innovative and critical perspective on young people and health promotion.
Thoroughly Revised And Updated, Community Nutrition: Planning Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Second Edition Provides Students With The Knowledge, Skills, Tools, And Evidence-Based Approaches That They Need To Promote Health And Prevent Diseases. The Second Edition Provides Pertinent Statistics On The National Health Objectives For 2010 And Discusses Traditional Concepts As Well As Current And Emerging Nutrition Issues.
Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion And Disease Prevention