Classics of Organization Theory.pdf

Classics of Organization Theory.pdf


INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS: A GUIDE FOR MANAGERS, PRACTITIONERS & EDUCATORS is written specifically for professionals new to health behavior theory and challenged to shape the health behaviors of others. With its unique applied approach to learning theoretical constructs, INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS changes the way you think and behave in relationship to planning health promotion programs. This text introduces theory as a foundation of deep factual knowledge that is then synthesized and built upon in ways that help you understand the relationships between behaviors and health, antecedents and behaviors, and interventions and antecedents. An innovative chapter on the PER Worksheet, a tool that combines the eight most popular health behavior theories into one framework, teaches you how to organize facts across the different theories as well as incorporate future knowledge. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS t also offers comprehensive coverage of topics such as determinants of population health status, logic models and how both theory and models are useful for designing multi-level interventions of change.

"This [text] combines program planning aspects with theoretical foundations and builds a very good synergy of integrating theories in planning."

Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Wright State University in the Boonshoft School of Medicine and serves as the health promotion and education program advisor in the Master of Public Health Program. Her current work involves health behavior measurement and risk reduction in children and adolescents, and she has developed both undergraduate and graduate courses in the theoretical foundations of health behaviors and program planning. In 2005 she received the Wright State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Early Career Achievement and in 2010 she was honored as Outstanding Faculty Member in the MPH program. In addition to serving as co-principal investigator on multiple federally funded projects to improve the nutrition and activity behaviors of school children, Dr. Orlowski has presented her research on tobacco prevention at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as well as served as an evaluator for Team Nutrition projects. Prior to joining Wright State, she worked for a regional health care system and implemented community-based risk reduction programs throughout southwest Ohio. Her work as a practitioner and with current public health practitioners greatly influences her teachings in health behavior and health program planning.

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS & DISEASE PREVENTION. 1. Introduction to Disease Prevention. 2. What is a Health Behavior? 3. Social Determinants of Health. SECTION 2: HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY. 4. Health Behavior Theory and Social Ecological Models. 5. Intrapersonal Theories. 6. Interpersonal Theories. 7. Community, Organization & Policy Factors. 8. Integrating Health Behavior Theories & Building a Theoretical Model. SECTION 3: APPLYING THEORY TO IMPROVE PRACTICE. 9. Outcome Logic Models: The Picture of Program Planning & Evaluation. 10. Implementing Theory-based Interventions. 11. Infant Mortality.


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