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Health Education: Creating Strategies for School & Community Health, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Glen G. Gilbert, PhD, East Carolina University
Robin G. Sawyer, PhD, The University of Maryland, College Park
Elisa Beth McNeill, PhD, MS, Texas A&M University
  • ISBN-13: 9781449698546
  • Paperback    456 pages      © 2015
Price: $75.95 US List
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Discover the Tools You Need to Become Proficient in Conducting Health Education Programs -- Inside and Outside the Classroom!

Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health, Fourth Edition, is designed for the health educator, or health educator in-training who strives to become proficient in conducting successful health education programs. Because effective health education programs are fundamentally the same whether practiced in the classroom, hospital, or community, this text addressed general health educator needs and provides the tools necessary for making appropriate programming decisions based on the needs of the client.  The Fourth Edition explores the evolving state of health education and encourages the systematic development of sound presentation methods.

New and Key Features:

  • Designed to align to the most recent competencies put forth by the Health Educator Job Analysis Project
  • Expanded emphasis on the role of evaluation and backward design in program planning.
  • Focused on the increasing role of technology in health education and instruction
  • New and updated content on the social determinants of health, as well as the potentially controversial topics of childhood obesity, immunization, and sexuality education
  • Health educator competencies, learning objectives, case studies, and exercises incorporated throughout the text

Instructor Resources include:

  • Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, a scoring rubric, and a chapter-by-chapter Teaching Tips and Activity guide
  • PowerPoint Lecture Slides
  • Test Bank with multiple choice, true/false, matching, short answer, and essay items


Applicable Courses

Written for courses in:

  • Health Methods and Strategies 
  • Health Education Strategies 
  • Health Education Methods 
Brief Table of Contents  
Table of Contents  
About the Authors  
  Chapter  1  Introduction
  Chapter  2  Planning for Instruction
  Chapter  3  Contextual Considerations for Behavior Change: Intervention/Method Selection
  Chapter  4  Methods of Instruction/Intervention
  Chapter  5  Presentation and Unit Plan Development
  Chapter  6  Technology and Health Education
  Chapter  7  Use of Media in Health Education: Literacy, Selection, Marketing, Development, and Equipment
  Chapter  8  Minority Health
  Chapter  9  Special Challenges
  Chapter  10  Controversial Topics: Sexuality Education
Appendix  Resources

Glen G. Gilbert, PhD-East Carolina University

Dr. Glen Gilbert is currently Professor and Dean of the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University.  He has taught University–level methods and strategies courses for over 15 years and has conducted in-service and consulting programs throughout the United States.  He went on leave from his university post for two years to serve as Director of the School Health Initiative for the U.S. Public Health Service and worked with most states and federal agencies in seeking to plan and achieve the Health Objectives for the Nation.  As a former secondary teacher, school teacher, and community health educator he can relate to the real–world needs of health educators.  He has authored over 70 professional publications and has taught at East Carolina University, the University of Maryland, Portland State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Ohio State University.  He has been a department Chair at three Universities and served as interim Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies at ECU.  He has been a health educator for over thirty years.

Robin G. Sawyer, PhD-The University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Sawyer is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson in the Department of Public & Community Health at the University of Maryland, teaching courses in human sexuality, and adolescent health.  A native of Great Britain, Robin earned his bachelor's degrees from the University of London and George Mason University, Master's from the University of Virginia and doctorate from the University of Maryland.  His areas of research interest include college student contraceptive compliance, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS education and date rape.  He has received 13 national and international film awards for developing sexuality-related media, and received numerous university teaching awards.  Dr. Sawyer has published extensively and is a nationally known speaker having made over 450 presentations at schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States.  Dr. Sawyer’s teaching has gained national attention in the Washington Post and most recently he has appeared on the Today Show, the Tyra Banks Show and as a consultant for MTV.

Elisa Beth McNeill, PhD, MS-Texas A&M University

Elisa Beth McNeill is an Associate Instructional Professor of Pedagogy with the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.  She serves as the coordinator of the Health Education Teacher Certification Program. Beth is a 20 year veteran of public school teaching working with middle school, high school, and at-risk pregnant and parenting adolescents. She earned her masters degree and principals certification in Educational Administration. Beth is known for her innovative instruction, she teaches courses in human sexuality, elementary and secondary school health, secondary teaching, community and school health methodology and first aid. Beth has presented at state, regional, and national conferences with multiple publications. She earned her doctoral degree at Texas A&M University.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449698546

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Instructor Manual
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Test Bank
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