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Foundation Concepts of Global Community Health Promotion and Education

Author(s): Barbara Lorraine M Hernandez, PhD, CHES, CDE, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • ISBN-13: 9780763781682
  • Paperback    304 pages      © 2011
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Health promotion and education is an emerging and growing field. Foundation Concepts of Global Community Health Promotion and Education examines the underlying concepts appropriate in any global community health promotion and education course. It investigates the history, terminology, philosophy, theory, ethics, programs, resources and settings for the practice of community health education and promotion.

The text also explores professional competencies and preparation, standards, models, theories, careers, technology and the role of professional associations and organizations within community health. The roles and responsibilities of health promotion practitioners are explored in detail, as are the many employment opportunities for health education and health promotion professionals.

Features & Benefits

  • The global connection is a key and unique feature of this text
  • Interviews with health professionals are featured, as well as, profiles of health professionals from other countries
  • Emerging and re-emerging threats to the Healthy Communities principle are explored as well as societal influences on health
  • Each chapter includes additional conceptual learning ideas, terms and definitions, relevant websites, enhanced readings, and reflective thinking questions

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the following areas:

  • Health Science
  • Health Education
  • Community Health
  • Public Health


Chapter  1  Underlying Concepts of the Health Education and Promotion Profession
Chapter  2  Global Health Surveillance and Epidemiological History
Chapter  3  Health Program Planning Models (HPPM) for Change and Prevention
Chapter  4  Theoretical Principles and Processes in Health Programs
Chapter  5  Strategic Planning Process for Administering Comprehensive Health Education Programs
Chapter  6  Philosophical Reflections on Health and Health Practices
Chapter  7  Professional Tenants in Certifications, Standards, Ethics, and Competencies
Chapter  8  Predictions, Technology, and Future Health Professional Careers and Resources
Appendix  A  Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession
Appendix  B  A Competency-Based Framework for Health Educators
Appendix  C  A Competency Based Framework for Graduate Level Health Educators
Appendix  D  National Health Education Standards: Achieving Excellence

Barbara Lorraine M Hernandez, PhD, CHES, CDE-Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Barbara Lorraine Michiels Hernandez received her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She is currently a Professor at Lamar University of Texas in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Previous university teaching experiences were at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Missouri Southern State College at Joplin, Pittsburg State University of Kansas, and Texas Wesleyan University.   She has been a public school teacher, dancer and artistic director, and Executive Director for the National Dance Association. She is a widely published journal and book author and presenter and a reviewer for professional journals. Barbara is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Dance Educator. Her specialty areas are women’s & dancer’s health, and teacher certification & standards. She was inducted as a Research Fellow for the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2009. Dr. Hernandez is a member of Eta Sigma Gamma and founded the Delta Omicron chapter at Lamar University. Her professional service activities have been at the international, national, state, and local levels.

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