|What are health promotion programs? -- Health promotion, equity, and social justice -- Theory in health promotion programs -- Assessing the health needs of a defined population -- Making decisions to create and support a program -- Implementation tools, program staff, and budgets -- Advocacy -- Communicating health information effectively -- Where money meets mission: developing, increasing, and sustaining program funding -- Evaluating and improving health promotion programs -- Using big data for action and impact -- Sustaining health promotion programs -- School health education: promoting health and academic success -- Promoting health in colleges and universities -- Patient-centered health promotion programs in healthcare organizations -- Health promotion programs in workplace settings -- Promoting community health: local health departments and community health organizations.
|"We are pleased to share this third edition of Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. The pandemic in 2020 shed a blinding light on critical conversations about equity and systemic injustice, which attained both new urgency and a well-deserved central role in our national conversation on health and health promotion. We have all seen, in real time, how structural discrimination and obstacles to opportunity do their work in a crisis. In our communities, every burden-from rates of infection and care outcomes, to economic adversity, to the challenges of virtual learning when schools are closed-falls heaviest on those for whom true equity has always been farthest from reach. Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice is being published as the pandemic recedes; however, we can't simply assume that healing and recovery follow. It falls on all of us-individuals and communities, companies and governments-to ensure that what's ahead is not just the end of a disease but a durable and hopeful future for all who sacrificed and endured during this unprecedented time. Today, health promotion programs have evolved to be integral to promoting a culture of health and wellness and to healthcare across the United States and internationally. The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) recognized the need for a book to help advance the field. Escalating rates of chronic disease, soaring healthcare costs, and increasing diversity of the U.S. population, as well as aging of the current health education workforce, all call for training a new generation of health promoters. The SOPHE board of trustees, executive director, and members offer this book, which combines the theoretical and practice base of the field with step-by-step practical sections on how to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs. SOPHE hopes that this book, read in its entirety or in part, will help not only students who choose to major or minor in health education, health promotion, community health, public health, or health-related fields (e.g., environmental health, physical fitness, allied health, nursing, or medicine), but also professionals already working who want to acquire the technical knowledge and skills to develop successful health promotion programs. Acquiring the competencies to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs can improve health outcomes, promote behavioral and social change, and contribute to health equity and social justice. This book offers a concise summary of the many years of research in the fields of health education and health promotion, along with the expertise of many SOPHE members working in diverse contemporary settings and programs. The book also reflects SOPHE's mission and its commitment to professional preparation and continuing education for the purpose of improving the quantity and quality of the lives of individuals and communities"-- Provided by publisher.