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Health Behavior Change in Populations

edited by Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM, Peter J. Fagan, PhD, and Lawrence W. Green, DrPH

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Focuses on today’s major public health concerns to teach students the principles of population health behavior and behavior change.

The single greatest way to improve health and quality of life is not by developing new medical approaches, but by addressing harmful personal behaviors. These behaviors—which include tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, diet, and physical activity—play a significant role in the risk for and development, treatment, and management of the most common causes of disease, disability, and death in the modern world.

Health Behavior Change in Populations is designed to teach…

Focuses on today’s major public health concerns to teach students the principles of population health behavior and behavior change.

The single greatest way to improve health and quality of life is not by developing new medical approaches, but by addressing harmful personal behaviors. These behaviors—which include tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, diet, and physical activity—play a significant role in the risk for and development, treatment, and management of the most common causes of disease, disability, and death in the modern world.

Health Behavior Change in Populations is designed to teach students and practitioners strategic principles for creating positive behavioral change on a population level. With an emphasis on the application of theory and research to practice, this textbook presents current and future public health professionals with a range of methods geared towards helping people make healthy choices, from informing the individual to modifying the surroundings and circumstances that drive decision-making.

Written and edited by experts in the health professions, the book is arranged into three sections: State of the Field, State of the Science, and Cross-Cutting Issues. The chapters within these sections include learning objectives with boldfaced keywords and a glossary of terms. Each chapter addresses
• The magnitude of the public health burden
• Key determinants and conceptual framework for behaviors and behavior change, including individual, familial, interpersonal, community, sociocultural, structural, and political perspectives
• Current evidence-based interventions and best practices
• Roles for key stakeholders, including health plans, employers/workplace, health departments/agencies, sectors such as recreational and agricultural, policymakers, community groups/advocates, clinics/clinicians, researchers, and funding institutions
• Considerations for implementation, evaluation, and translation

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An outstanding book that outlines key determinants and conceptual frameworks for behaviors and behavior change, Health Behavior Change in Populations represents a major contribution to the field. Required reading for any course on health behavior change.

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584
ISBN
9781421414553
Illustration Description
30 color illus.
Table of Contents

Foreword by William H. Dietz
1. Introduction
2. Conceptual Framework for Behavior Change
3. Evidence and Ecological Theory in Two Public Health Successes for Health Behavior Change
4. Extending the

Foreword by William H. Dietz
1. Introduction
2. Conceptual Framework for Behavior Change
3. Evidence and Ecological Theory in Two Public Health Successes for Health Behavior Change
4. Extending the Ecological Model: Key Stakeholders and Organizational Partnerships
5. Program Planning for Behavior Change Interventions
6. Behavior Change at the Intrapersonal Level
7. Behavior Change at the Interpersonal Level: Social Networks
8. Behavior Change at the Environmental Level
9. Evaluating Behavior Change Programs
10. Tobacco and Behavior Change
11. Alcohol and Behavior Change
12. Substance Abuse and Behavior Change
13. Obesity and Eating Behaviors and Behavior Change
14. Physical Activity and Behavior Change
15. Unintentional Injury and Behavior Change
16. Workplace Injury and Behavior Change
17. Violence and Behavior Change
18. Sexual Risk and Behavior Change
19. Clinicians and Behavior Change
20. Behavioral Economics and Incentives to Promote Health Behavior Change
21. Complexity, Systems Thinking, and Health Behavior Change
22. Patient and Consumer Activation for Health Behavior Change
23. Empowering Patient Communication
24. Health Risk Assessment
25. Chronic Conditions and Population HealthManagement for Health Care Systems
26. Health Behavior Change in Persons withDepressive Disorders

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Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H.

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, is director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance at George Washington University and the National Center for Weight and Wellness. He is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the George Washington University School of Public Health and...
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Andrea Carlson Gielen, ScD, ScM

Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM, is a professor of health, behavior, and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
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Peter J. Fagan, Ph.D.

Peter J. Fagan, PhD, is an associate professor of medical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H.

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, and a faculty associate of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.