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  • Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion
    Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion


Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion, 2nd edition, examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice. Edited and written by a stellar list of contributors who are experts in field, this book describes essential theories, models, and practices for working with race, ethnicity, gender, and social issues. The authors cover a wide range of topics including demographics, disparities, complementary and alternative medicine, spiritually grounded approaches, multicultural populations, culturally competent needs assessment and planning, communication, workforce, program planning, aging, sexual orientation, and future challenges. This edition has substantially expanded coverage on working with diverse groups, social determinants of health, spirituality, theoretical models for multicultural populations, planning and program evaluation, and aging, with new content includes coverage of disability and health literacy. This edition also reflects the latest standards for Certified Health Education Specialist certification and national standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), from Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

Author Biography

Miguel A. Pérez, PhD, MCHES, is professor and chair of the Department of Public Health, California State University, Fresno, California.

Raffy R. Luquis, PhD, MS, MCHES, is associate professor and program coordinator of Health Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.

Table of Contents

Foreword  ix

Preface   xii

The Editors xiv

The Contributors  xv

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1 Implications of Changing US Demographics for Health Educators  1
Miguel A Pérez and Raffy R Luquis

Chapter 2 Diversity and Health Education 23
Alba Lucia Diaz-Cuellar and Suzanne F Evans

Chapter 3 Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Health Education 59
Kara N Zografos and Miguel A Pérez

Chapter 4 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Culturally Competent Health Education 87
Helda Pinzon-Perez

Chapter 5 Spirituality and Cultural Diversity 119
Vickie D Krenz

Chapter 6 Health Education Theoretical Models and Multicultural Populations 145
Raffy R Luquis

Chapter 7 Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Culturally Appropriate Programs    171
Emogene Johnson Vaughn and Vickie D Krenz

Chapter 8 Culturally Appropriate Communication  193
Raffy R Luquis

Chapter 9 Foundations for Health Literacy and Culturally Appropriate Health Education Programs 217
Miguel A Pérez

Chapter 10 The Aging US Population: An Increasing Diverse Population 241
William H Dailey Jr and Bertha Felix-Mata

Chapter 11 Culture and Sexual Orientation 267
D Kay Woodiel and Joan E Cowdery

Chapter 12 Cultural Competency and Health Education: A Window of Opportunity 293
Raffy R Luquis and Miguel A Pérez

Appendix A: Selected List of Web Resources for Health Disparities    311

Appendix B: Summary of Selected Health Disparities 313

Appendix C: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards    317

Name Index 319

Subject Index 329

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