Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health is intended as a core textbook for graduate courses in public health and health care management that examine current issues in health from a social and behavioral sciences perspective.
-A snapshot definition of the concept
-A wider discussion of the main issues
-Case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice
-Examples of further reading
Highly readable, with clear indexing, and cross-referencing between entries, this is not only a student-friendly textbook that will enable the reader to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular key concept, but a valuable resource to anyone practicing in the health care field.
The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, and community well-being and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together.
KEY FEATURES:Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitionsIncludes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of healthDemonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnershipsPresents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variablesIncludes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice
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New to the Fourth Edition:New and updated examples and case studies include diverse cases from recent headlines such as SeaWorld’s reaction to Blackfish, the United Airlines debacle, and the Flint Water Crisis. Updated theories and references throughout provide you with the latest information for effective crisis communication.