Technology Applications in Prevention

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2005-03-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In 2001, Americans spent $1.4 trillion on health care services. By 2010, health care costs are forecasted to approach 20% of the United States' Gross National Product. Technology Applications in Prevention highlights much-needed technology-based prevention/intervention methods that can help contain health costs. From alcohol abuse prevention for youth to Web-based continuing education for service providers, this book provides you with a useful cross-section of the current state of the art in the application of technology to prevention and intervention.

Table of Contents

Technology Applications in Prevention: An Introduction 1(6)
Steven Godin
Efficient and Effective Uses of Technology in Community Research 7(22)
Steven B. Pokorny
Charlotte Kunz
Leonard A. Jason
Olga Rabin-Belyaev
Dana M. Helzing
Aaron Ostergaard
Joseph Sherk
Kathleen Mikulski
P. Jacob Rebus
Peter P. Ji
Community Building with Technology: The Development of Collaborative Community Technology Initiatives in a Mid-Size City 29(14)
Courtney C. Shull
Bill Berkowitz
Applying Web-Based Survey Design Standards 43(24)
Scott Crawford
Sean Esteban McCabe
Duston Pope
Assessing Quality Assurance of Self-Help Sites on the Internet 67(18)
Steven Godin
Jack Truschel
Vasu Singh
The Quality of Spanish Health Information Websites: An Emerging Disparity 85(18)
Alberto Jose Frick Cardelle
Elaine Giron Rodriguez
A Participatory Internet Initiative in an African American Neighborhood 103(14)
Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar
Leah Kinney
Christopher M. Masi
Margaret Z. Cassey
Bashir Muhammad
Alcohol Abuse Prevention Among High-Risk Youth: Computer-Based Intervention 117(14)
Steven P. Schinke
Traci M. Schwinn
Alfred J. Ozanian
Constructing Better Futures via Video 131(14)
Peter W. Dowrick
Beverly I. Tallman
Marilyn E. Connor
General Characteristics of Internet Use Among Health Educators: Implications for the Profession 145(16)
Kelli McCormack Brown
Jane Ellerv
Paula Perlmutter
Index 161

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