Dictionary of Public Health Promotion and Education: Terms and Concepts

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“I find this dictionary very useful for students (and professionals!) to learn the correct definitions of health education and health promotion terms. It is comprehensive and current, and I recommend it as a required textbook in professional preparation courses.”
–Mark Tomita, editor, California Journal of Health Promotion and associate professor of health and community services, California State University, Chico

“Any public health professional—student, faculty, community health educator—will benefit from having this valuable resource at their fingertips. It is handy to have a comprehensive compilation of terms on your shelf to save time when writing, teaching, or delivering health information. I strongly recommend this excellent and comprehensive text.”
–Claudia S. Coggin, assistant professor and public health practice coordinator, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Forth Worth, School of Public Health

“Experienced practitioners and novices alike will find useful applications for this handy reference book such as grant writing, scope of work development, training, journal submissions, or a quick and easy refresher course in health education theory and practice.”
–Michele Jacknik, public health manager, Health Promotion and Education Services, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

“Constitutes an invaluable resource that should be on the desk of every student and practitioner of health education and health promotion.”
–John P. Allegrante, professor of health education, Teachers College and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

“This volume is essential for professionals who seek to communicate effectively as they develop multidisciplinary solutions to today’s public health issues.”
–Christine Nash, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Public Health. Loma Linda University

Book Description
Written for public health professionals and students, the Dictionary of Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Second Edition, includes definitions for terms and concepts frequently used in public health education and promotion. The book offers both students and professionals a handy resource and contains a wide range of health education¾related terminologies and effectively eliminates the need for wading through scores of books or articles to find a definition. The book also provides an easily used reference for those working in research or design of public health interventions and

* Offers a reference list of the terms found most often in the professional literature
* Includes key terms used in related public health disciplines such as epidemiology, health administration, biostatistics, environmental health, and behavioral sciences
* Presents terms relevant to the four settings of health promotion and education—community, workplace, primary care, and school
* Provides a useful study aid when preparing for the exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)