Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-21
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
Why Study Social and Behavioral Factors in Health?
Historical Perspectives on Population and Disease
Social Epidemiology
Theoretical Foundations
Behavioral and Social Science Theory
Health and Illness Behavior
The Social Environment and Health
Sociocultural Context of Health
Social Reactions to Disease
Comparative Health Cultures
Health Disparities, Diversity, and Cultural Competence
Special Populations Through the Life Cycle
Reproductive Health
Adolescent Health
Aging and Public Health
Intervention, Methods, and Practice
Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs
Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion
Social Marketing in Public Health
Approaches to Policy and Advocacy
Special Topics
Childhood Overweight & Obesity
Mental Health and Illness
Prevention of Unintentional Injuries
Violence and Public Health
Occupational Health
Afterword: New Directions
Environmental Health **DROPPED**
Ethical Issues in Public Health **DROPPED**
Social Marketing in Public Health **DROPPED
Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion **DROPPED**
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