The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion

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9781577664383: The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion

Those new to the fields of health education and promotion who wish to gain the knowledge and essential skills needed to succeed as health educators in various work settings will profit greatly from the hands-on introductory information concisely presented in this highly regarded text. Professors Doyle and Ward thoroughly cover the common health education philosophies, concepts, and settings using a skills-based, applications approach that is highly practical and applicable to career development in the profession. The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion successfully links the classroom to the real world. It helps those entering the field to reach their professional goals through a critical thinking, experiential learning approach that is both effective and relevant. The text offers a set of suggested activities and projects in each chapter to further enrich student understanding of what it is health educators actually do. These elements, flagged as "For Your Portfolio," "For Your Application," and "For Your Information," help to reinforce the strategies and preparations necessary for health education employment.

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Anspaugh, Developing Health Promotion Programs, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577664499) and Simons-Morton, Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881338454).

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"This book will be a great addition to the profession. It will fill a gap as no other book has done, in that it provides practical, hands-on applications and examples." — Mark Kittleson, Southern Illinois University

"Chapter 2 (Understanding Community Perspectives) is an important chapter and one that separates this text from others. It gives a very comprehensive overview of the concept of community, community-based organizations, subgroups, and the importance of considering parts rather than the whole." — Bonni C. Hodges, SUNY Cortland

"The writing style is very clear, straightforward, and accessible. The explanations of community, culture, and cultural competency are excellent. Doyle and Ward’s approach is unique, timely, and seriously needed." — Lyndall Ellingson, California State University, Chico

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