Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations A Handbook for Practitioners and Students

ISBN-10: 145227696X
ISBN-13: 9781452276960
Edition: 3rd 2015
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Book details

List price: $96.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Offering both students and practitioners of public health and health psychology an indispensable resourceproviding not only a wealth of information and examples about specific cultural groups in North America this textbook also provides assessment and implementation guidelines for promoting health and behaviors that optimize healthin any cultural community.The authors explore the context of culture, cross-cultural concepts of health, conceptual approaches to multicultural health promotion, health disparities among multicultural populations, and suggestions for planning health promotion for multicultural populations. Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations are discussed as specific populations from a variety of perspectives including terms to define the subgroups within the broader population, historical and demographic characteristics, immigration patterns, health and disease issues and concerns, health beliefs and practices, and considerations when working with these groups.The book concludes with a summary of the major themes from and a discussion about where the field is heading with respect to research and practice in the 21st century.

Robert M. Huff (M.P.H., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining the faculty at CSUN, he was a health education practitioner for the Charles Drew Postgraduate Medical School in Los Angeles and Ventura County Public Health Services and Medical Center. As a professor at CSUN, he has taught graduate courses in public health education in the areas of program planning and evaluation, health behavior change, communication and media, cross-cultural issues in public health, holistic health, and other related courses. His research interests combine his undergraduate training in anthropology with his graduate training in public health and education to focus on multicultural health promotion and disease prevention programs in a variety of settings.

Michael V. Kline (M.P.H., DrPH) is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at California State University, Northridge. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses that train students and practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion and education programs within a variety of health settings, population groups, and public sector and community organizations. He received his M.P.H. degree in public health education and behavioral sciences from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He received his DrPH degree in medical care organization and health administration from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.

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