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Building better health : a handbook of behavioral change

Author: C David Jenkins; Pan American Health Organization.; World Health Organization.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Pan American Health Organization, Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the World Health Organization, ©2003.
Series: Scientific and technical publication (Washington, D.C.), no. 590.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Building Better Health: A Handbook of Behavioral Change is a one-of-kind manual for communities to reduce disease, disability, and premature death throughout the life cycle. It blends proven disease prevention strategies with practical behavioral science principles and methods to create a handy guide that health workers at all levels can use in planning and operating local and regional health programs. The author,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C David Jenkins; Pan American Health Organization.; World Health Organization.
ISBN: 9789275115909 9275115907
OCLC Number: 52536245
Description: xvii, 378 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Laying the foundation --
pt. 2. Improving health throughout the life cycle --
pt. 3. Better understanding the leading forms of death and disability --
pt. 4. Intervening more effectively --
pt. 5. The author's epilogue.
Series Title: Scientific and technical publication (Washington, D.C.), no. 590.
Responsibility: C. David Jenkins.

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"Building Better Health: A Handbook of Behavioral Change is a one-of-kind manual for communities to reduce disease, disability, and premature death throughout the life cycle. It blends proven disease prevention strategies with practical behavioral science principles and methods to create a handy guide that health workers at all levels can use in planning and operating local and regional health programs. The author, C. David Jenkins is an internationally known health worker, researcher and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, of Epidemiology, and of Psychiatry. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and WHO Regional Offices for Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Western Pacific. Dr. Jenkins' text is lively, enthusiastic, accessible -- and anchored in solid science. Wherever in the world health workers fight against disease and disability, this Handbook will become an essential tool. It will be especially useful in the battle against the rising tide of chronic degenerative diseases, lifestyle related diseases, major depression, injuries, and violence. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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