An Excerpt from the Foreword for
Health Behavior Theory for Public Health, 2nd Edition
by John S. Santelli, MD, MPH
Theory is essential in understanding health behaviors and is critical in guiding health research. Theory helps us organize and understand information; it focuses attention on key issues; and it helps us select constructs for questionnaires. Theory is fundamental in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and in constructing policies to improve health and prevent disease. Thus, theory is essential to the work of public health.
Topics: Health Behavior
April is a wonderful time of year -- the snow starts to melt, the flora begins to blossom, and we start spending more time outdoors. What better time to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW)?
If you missed the webinar on March 15, 2018, you can still watch/listen to the recorded session at http://go.jblearning.com/UGPH18.
Today is International Women’s Day and I must express what an honor it is to work alongside these highly intelligent and accomplished women—the authors or co-authors of so many of our Public Health or Health Administration textbooks.
by Richard Skolnik, MPA, Author of Global Health 101, 3rd Edition
Kathryn Jacobsen, MPH, PhD, author of Introduction to Global Health, will discuss the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations and designed to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015.
Dr. Richard Riegelman, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, and Founding Dean at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2018 Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health.
Undergradute students benefit from having an easy to understand, interesting, and engaging introduction to the theoretical basis of health education. Written with the undergraduate in mind, Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Third Edition by Joanna Hayden uses comprehensive and accessible explanations to help students understand what theory is, how theories are developed, and what factors influence health behavior.
Topics: Public Health