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Community Health Education: Settings, Roles, and Skills, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Mark J. Minelli, PhD, Central Michigan University
Donald J. Breckon, MA, PhD, MPH
  • ISBN-13: 9780763754105
  • Paperback    370 pages      © 2009
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Now in its Fifth Edition, Community Health Education: Settings, Roles, and Skills has been a mainstay in public health education and has been used to train thousands in the field.

This thorough revision features all new information on the latest concepts and strategies in health education. Each chapter will include a new section “Field Site Experiences”. These examples will provide real life experiences matching the chapter content material helping students connect theory with practice. Tips from “Practicing Health Educators” will also provide working examples from people with years of field experience. New public health challenges such as emergency response, Avian Flu, SARS, and designer drugs of abuse, have been woven into appropriate chapter materials. An all new chapter on creativity has also been added.

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  About the Authors  
  Contributor List  
Part  I  Community Health Education Past and Present
  Chapter  1  Prevention: The Place To Be
  Chapter  2  Historical and Current Perspectives of Practice and Professional Preparation
  Chapter  3  Future Perspective of Practice and Professional Preparation
  Chapter  4  Professional Organizations
  Chapter  5  Ethical and Legal Concerns
Part  II  Settings and Roles for Community Health Education
  Chapter  6  Healthy Communities
  Chapter  7  Health Departments and Other Tax-Supported Agencies
  Chapter  8  Working in Traditional and Emerging Voluntary Health Agencies
  Chapter  9  Working in Medical Care Settings
  Chapter  10  Worksite Health Promotion and Employee Assistance Programs
  Chapter  11  Working in a School Health Setting
  Chapter  12  Working in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Organizations
  Chapter  13  Health Education in Faith Community Settings
  Chapter  14  Choosing a Setting, Entering the Profession, and Being Mobile
Part  III  Professional Skills and Practice
  Chapter  15  Planning Educational Programs
  Chapter  16  Understanding and Applying Learning Theory Principles
  Chapter  17  Introduction to Primary Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies
  Chapter  18  Using Community Organization Concepts
  Chapter  19  Communication Skills
  Chapter  20  Technology and Health Education
  Chapter  21  Planning, Conducting, and Attending Meetings
  Chapter  22  Working with Groups in Leadership Roles
  Chapter  23  Public Relations and Marketing
  Chapter  24  Working with the Media To Achieve Maximum Impact
  Chapter  25  Using Educational Media
  Chapter  26  Developing and Using Printed Materials Effectively
  Chapter  27  Evaluating Health Education Programs
  Chapter  28  Acquisition and Management of Grants
  Chapter  29  Community Fund-Raising
Part  IV  A Look Ahead
  Chapter  30  Creativity In Health Education
  Chapter  31  Application of Leadership Skills
  Chapter  32  International Health Education and Promotion

Mark J. Minelli, PhD-Central Michigan University

Dr. Minelli is a professor of health sciences at Central Michigan University and has published 7 nationally used textbooks/manuals and over 30 professional journal and magazine articles. He has over 20 years of health education field experience and programs under his supervision have received many national awards. His expertise on drug abuse in sports has made him a popular guest throughout the country for radio talk shows and newspaper interviews.

Donald J. Breckon, MA, PhD, MPH

Donald J. Breckon, MA, MPH, PhD, is president emeritus of Park University in Parkville, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. Dr. Breckon served in a variety of faculty and administrative positions at Central Michigan University over a 24-year period.  He was a professor of health education and health science while holding consecutive appointments as Assistant Dean of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics; Associate Dean of Education, Health, and Human Services; and Acting Dean of Graduate Studies/Associate Vice Provost for Research. He developed the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public health education and health promotion, hospital health education and health promotion, and allied health education.  He was also instrumental in developing the Master of Science in Health Administration, and taught in the program for many years. He has published approximately 150 articles in more than 30 professional journals, along with 12 chapters in various books of readings, 15 monographs, and 3 college textbooks, one of which was the first edition of this book.

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