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Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion

Author: Thomas P GullottaMartin BloomJonathan KotchCraig BlakelyLynne BondAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion covers over 100 topics within Public Health, with many subjects ranging from Early Childhood, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Older Adulthood in their scope.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas P Gullotta; Martin Bloom; Jonathan Kotch; Craig Blakely; Lynne Bond; Gerald Adams; Colette Browne; Waldo Klein; Jessica Ramos
ISBN: 9781461349617 1461349613 9781461501954 1461501954
OCLC Number: 852789335
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 1179 pages)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Introduction to Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion --
Standard Format used in Substantive Entries --
Introduction --
Definitions --
Scope --
Theories --
Research --
Strategies --
Strategies at Work --
Strategies that Might Work --
Strategies that do not Work --
Synthesis --
References.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom, Jonathan Kotch, Craig Blakely, Lynne Bond, Gerald Adams, Colette Browne, Waldo Klein, Jessica Ramos.

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Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion covers over 100 topics within Public Health, with many subjects ranging from Early Childhood, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Older Adulthood in their scope. An international group of contributors synthesize the up-to-date information focusing on improving the physical and mental health of the community as a whole. Each entry is broken down into Introduction, Definition of Terms, Scope, Theories, Empirical Studies, and Strategies. Each entry also looks ahead to the coming decades of Public Health - what are the next steps to primary prevention and health promotion. This must-have reference work is designed for practitioners, students, theorists, and researchers working in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing and medicine within the realm of Public Health.

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