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The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine

Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Editors: Raczynski, James M., DiClemente, Ralph J. (Eds.)

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The idea for this volume developed when we were co-teaching our introductory, mas­ ter's-level course in the Department of Health Behavior at the UAB School of Public Health, a core course for all masters of public health students in the school regardless of the department in which they enrolled or the focus of their studies. Hence, in the course we sought to provide both students in our department, as well as those who might not ever again take a health behavior course, with an overview that would both truly represent the field and substantially provide educational, research, and public health practice benefits. This was, and continues to be, a challenge with the diversity of students specializing in fields that include not only health behavior but also bio­ statistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health care organization and policy, international health, and maternal and child health. The course that we taught attempted to provide the students with an overview of some of the important health promotion and disease prevention theories, methods, and policy issues, while re­ viewing applications of these theories and methods to promoting health and pre­ venting disease through a variety of channels, for a variety of disease outcomes, and among a variety of populations. Since no one text provided this variety of readings, we depended on readings and guest lectures.

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" ... it offers comprehensive content, presented in an in-depth and insightful manner. It is scholarly in tone and requires serious reading. ... This volume is a superb example of collaborative academic achievement embracing a defined body of knowledge. A vital addition to academic libraries providing contemporary resources in the areas of public health, public policy, and behavioral science, as well as for health care disciplines employing health, wellness, and prevention as part of their scope of practice. Undergraduates and up."
(Choice, 37:5 (2000)
"... the volume meets its intended goals. It does a workman-like job in regard to the most prevalent and frequently discussed issues in the field. ... This should be a useful basic text for first year graduate students in public health."
(The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 188:11 (2000)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Editors
  • James M. Raczynski
  • Ralph J. DiClemente
Series Title
The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4789-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4789-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46140-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7169-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 669
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