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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs

Author: Muriel J. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119151082

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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A practical introduction to participatory program evaluation Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of evaluation, with a participatory model that brings stakeholders together for the good of the program. Linking community assessment, program implementation, and program evaluation, this book emphasizes practical, ongoing evaluation strategies that connect theory with application. This updated second edition includes new discussion on planning policy change programs using logic models and theory of change, plus expanded coverage of processes, outcomes, data collection, and more. Each chapter includes classroom activities and group discussion prompts, and the companion website provides worksheets, lecture slides, and a test bank for instructors. Mini cases help illustrate the real-world applications of the methods described, and expanded case studies allow students to dig deeper into practice and apply what they've learned. Accurate and effective evaluation is the key to a successful program. This book provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of this critical function, with a wealth of opportunities to apply new concepts. Learn evaluation strategies that involve all program stakeholders Link theory to practice with new mini cases and examples Understand the uses, processes, and approaches to evaluation Discover how ongoing evaluation increases program effectiveness Public and community health programs are a vital part of our social infrastructure, and the more effective they are, the more people they can serve. Proper planning is important, but continued evaluation is what keeps a program on track for the long term. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides clear instruction and insightful discussion on the many facets of evaluation, with a central focus on real-world service.

Health Behavior and Health Education

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Karen Glanz,Barbara K. Rimer,K. Viswanath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470432489

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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Resources for teaching and learning are posted at tinyurl.com/Glanz4e and www.med.upenn.edu/hbhe4. This fourth edition of the classic book, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.

Planning Health Promotion Programs

An Intervention Mapping Approach

Author: L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge,Christine M. Markham,Robert A. C. Ruiter,Gerjo Kok,Maria E. Fern?ndez,Guy S. Parcel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111903549X

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Preceded by Planning health promotion programs / L. Kay Bartholomew ... [et al.]. 3rd ed. c2011.

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

Author: Jeannine Coreil

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957044

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.

The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation

Author: Ian Shaw,Ian Graham Ronald Shaw,Jennifer C Greene,Melvin M Mark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446270556

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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In this comprehensive handbook, an examination of the complexities of contemporary evaluation contributes to the ongoing dialogue that arises in professional efforts to evaluate people-related programs, policies, and practices. The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is a unique and authoritative resource consisting of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource.

Program evaluation

a pluralistic enterprise

Author: Lee Sechrest

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: 9781555426798

Category: Education

Page: 101

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The contents of this volume represent unusually important and lucid contributions to our understanding of the extent to which research, including program evaluation, must be considered a plural enterprise. Chapter One ties together the overall strategies of critical multiplism and meta-analysis and relates them both to generalizability theory. Issues of generalizability are inherently plural. Together, chapters Two and Three show how advantage increases if pluralism is planned and deliberate, whether at the stage of formulating problems and conducting research or at the stage of synthesizing and interpreting the findings of multiple studies. No single study is likely to yield findings that we should consider definitive. The same can probably be said of program evaluations. Certainly no single study can teach us much of what we need to know. Chapter Two, on critical multiplism, describes an overall strategy for the conduct of research. This strategy is applicable to the aggregate efforts of a set of researchers working on problems in common, but it also has implications for the planning of individual research. Chapter Three, on meta-analysis, outlines a strategy for capitalizing on the multiplism achieved by investigators working on a problem whether that multiplism was planned or not. In general, this volume is aimed at helping us to plan our research in a way that maximizes the return on the time and effort that we have invested in it.

Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion

Author: Thomas P. Gullotta,Martin Bloom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306472961

Category: Medical

Page: 1179

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Foundational topics such as history, ethics, and principles of primary prevention, as well as specific issues such as consultation, political issues, and financing. The second section addresses such topics as abuse, depression, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, injuries, and religion and spirituality often dividing such topics into separate entries addressing childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

Behavior Theory in Health Promotion Practice and Research

Author: Bruce Simons-Morton,Kenneth R. McLeroy,Monica L. Wendel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144965911X

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Grounded in public health practice, this text offers a comprehensive study of the health behavior theories that are the foundation of all health education and promotion programs. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of essential relationships between human behavior and health, as well as the practical application of theory and approaches to health promotion research and practice. Designed for graduates or upper level undergraduates, the book maintains a consistent, single voice and offers many examples throughout. Contents: Section I. Theory in Context: 1.Health Behavior in the Context of Public Health 2.A Social Ecological Perspective 3.Theories of Motivation and Behavior: A Brief History and Contemporary Perspectives Section II. Cognitive and Social Theories of Motivation and Behavior 4.Expectancy Value Models 5.Operant Conditioning, Self-Regulation, and Social Cognitive Theory 6.Social Influence Theory: The Effects of Social Factors on Health Behavior 7.Diffusion of Innovations Theory Section III. Behavior Change Theories 8.Learning, Teaching, and Counseling 9.Self-Determination Theory and Motivational Interviewing 10.Stage Models 11.Health Communication and Social Marketing 12.Communities and Health Promotion

The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Burke Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199933626

Category: Psychology

Page: 776

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Offering a variety of innovative methods and tools, The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation on multi- and mixed-methods research available. Written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field, it enhances and disrupts traditional ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. Topics include an overview of theory, paradigms, and scientific inquiry; a guide to conducting a multi- and mixed-methods research study from start to finish; current uses of multi- and mixed-methods research across academic disciplines and research fields; the latest technologies and how they can be incorporated into study design; and a presentation of multiple perspectives on the key remaining debates. Each chapter in the volume is structured to include state-of-the-art research examples that cross a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary research settings. In addition, the Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and praxis. Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy makers will appreciate the exceptional, timely, and critical coverage in this Handbook, which deftly addresses the interdisciplinary and complex questions that a diverse set of research communities are facing today.