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Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion, Second Edition

Author(s): Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB, School of Public Health, Jackson State University
John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • ISBN-13: 9780763796112
  • Paperback    306 pages      © 2012
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Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion, Second Edition, introduces students to common theories from behavioral and social sciences that are currently being used in health education and promotion. Each discussion of theory is accompanied by a practical skill-building activity in the context of planning and evaluation and a set of application questions that will assist the student in mastering the application of the theory.

With its accessible language, this text helps students grasp new theories easily and shows them how to use these theories effectively when designing programs in community, school, worksite, or patient care settings.

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, TestBank
Student Resources: Companion Website - Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Interactive Glossary, and Web Exercises

Click here to make your transition to the new edition even easier!

Features & Benefits

  • Key concepts and objectives at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus their attention and retain important information
  • Boxed highlights feature quotations from theorists or other important aspects of theory
  • A glossary with key terms/definitions related to the use of theories and models in health education & promotion is provided at the end of the text
  • All applications of models and theories have been updated with recent examples found in the literature
  • Chapter summaries allow readers to master key concepts effectively by reinforcing important topics and key terms

New to the Second Edition:

  • Application exercises in each chapter present a case study of the application of the concepts discussed and urge the reader to retrieve some more applications from the literature
  • Diagrammatic depictions of each model and theory

Applicable Courses

  • Health Education Theory
  • Health Education Planning

This book is also a complete resource for those preparing to take NCHEC’s CHES exam and NBPHE’s CPH exam.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Health Education, Health Promotion, and Theory
Chapter  2  Planning Models in Health Education and Health Promotion
Chapter  3  The Health Belief Model
Chapter  4  The Transtheoretical Model
Chapter  5  Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior
Chapter  6  Theories of Stress and Coping
Chapter  7  Social Cognitive Theory
Chapter  8  Social Marketing
Chapter  9  Diffusion of Innovations
Chapter  10  Freire’s Model of Adult Education

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB-School of Public Health, Jackson State University

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, Ph.D.,FAAHB,  is a professor in the school of Public Health at Jackson State University. He is a physician by initial training and has also completed his doctorate in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from The Ohio State University. He has worked in Community Health designing and evaluating health education programs for more than 25 years at all levels: local (Columbus Health Department, Omaha Healthy Start Program, Lead Safe Omaha Coalition); state (Nebraska Health & Human Services, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Ohio Department of Health); national (American School Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing); and international (India, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam). His research interests are in designing and evaluating theory-based health education and health promotion programs, childhood obesity, alternative and complementary systems of health, and community-based participatory research. His hobbies include: yoga and meditation.

John A. Romas, MPH, PhD-Minnesota State University, Mankato

John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, is a professor and chair in the Department of Health Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Romas has been a public school teacher, public health administrator and educator, state health consultant, and small business owner. He is a well-known speaker, presenter and health consultant for educational organizations, government, healthcare, business, and industry in the areas of personal performance stress reduction, managing change, and health promotion. As a personal and career counselor, he is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute, New York City. 

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763796112

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank