Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations

Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations : A Handbook for Practitioners and Students

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Offering both students and practitioners of public health and health psychology an indispensable resource providing not only a wealth of information and examples about specific cultural groups in North America this textbook also provides assessment and implementation guidelines for promoting health and behaviors that optimize health in any cultural community.

The authors explore the context of culture, cross-cultural concepts of health, conceptual approaches to multicultural health promotion, health disparities among multicultural populations, and suggestions for planning health promotion for multicultural populations. Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations are discussed as specific populations from a variety of perspectives including terms to define the subgroups within the broader population, historical and demographic characteristics, immigration patterns, health and disease issues and concerns, health beliefs and practices, and considerations when working with these groups. The book concludes with a summary of the major themes from and a discussion about where the field is heading with respect to research and practice in the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 22.86mm | 970g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 145227696X
  • 9781452276960
  • 1,979,226

Table of contents

Foreword - Lawrence W. Green
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Part I: Foundations
Ch.1 Culture, Health Promotion, and Cultural Competency - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, Darleen V. Peterson
Ch.2 Cross-Cultural Concepts of Health and Disease - Robert M. Huff, Soheila Yasharpour
Ch.3 The Ethics of Health Promotion Intervention in Culturally Diverse Populations - Aimie F. Kachingwe, Robert M. Huff
Ch.4 Models, Theories, and Principles of Health Promotion and Their Use With Multicultural Populations - C. James Frankish, Chris Y. Lovato, Iraj Poureslami
Ch.5 Health Disparities in Multicultural Populations: An Overview - Gregory D. Stevens, Michael R. Cousineau, Christina Vane
Ch.6 The Cultural Assessment Framework - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, Diane Visensio Dobbins
Ch.7 Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs in Multicultural Populations - Michael V. Kline
Ch.8 Cross-Cultural Communication and Health Literacy in Multicultural Populations - Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, N. Tess Boley Cruz
Part II: Cultural Overviews
Ch.9 Hispanic/Latino Health, Cancer, and Disease: An Overview - Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson Jr.
Ch.10 Promoting Health Among Black Americans: An Overview - Joyce W. Hopp, R. Patti Herring
Ch.11 Health and Disease of American Indian and Alaska Native Populations in the United States: An Overview - Felicia Schanche Hodge, Christopher Elliott Hodge
Ch.12 Asian-American Health and Disease: An Overview - Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Christine Kho
Ch.13 Pacific Islander Health and Disease: An Overview - Paula Healani Palmer
Ch.14 Promoting Health in Arab-American Populations - Sondos M. S. Islam, Shayma Alzubi
Part III: Case Studies
Ch.15 Diffusion Acceleration: A Model for Behavior Change and Social Mobilization - Amelie G. Ramirez, Patricia Chalela, Kipling J. Gallion, Alfred L. McAlister
Ch.16 Tribal-Based Participatory Research: The Wellness Circles Project - Christopher Elliott Hodge, Felicia Schanche Hodge, Janelle F. Palacios
Ch.17 Improving Pacific Islander Health Through Community Participation: A Case Study - Paula Healani Palmer
Ch.18 Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income Immigrant and Refugee Arab-Americans: A Case Study - Sawssan R. Ahmed and Omar M. Mahmood
Part IV: Conclusions
Ch.19 Health Promotion Tips for the Practitioner and Student - Darleen V. Peterson, Michael V. Kline, and Robert M. Huff
Ch.20 Closing Thoughts and Emerging Issues in Multicultural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, and Darleen V. Peterson
Author Index
Subject Index
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"I believe the text does an outstanding job in presenting the many dimensions of health promotion in multicultural populations." -- Larry Williams "I found myself referencing it for my own research a few times throughout the semester." -- Meghan Moran "Not only is it a great textbook for master and doctoral levels, it is a Handbook that practitioners can purchase after graduation to use for the rest of their careers." -- Mary Lou Gutierrez "I thought the text was well written and concepts clearly articulated." -- Justin Coran
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About Robert M. Huff

Robert M. Huff (M.P.H., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining the faculty at CSUN, he was a health education practitioner for the Charles Drew Postgraduate Medical School in Los Angeles and Ventura County Public Health Services and Medical Center. As a professor at CSUN, he has taught graduate courses in public health education in the areas of program planning and evaluation, health behavior change, communication and media, cross-cultural issues in public health, holistic health, and other related courses. His research interests combine his undergraduate training in anthropology with his graduate training in public health and education to focus on multicultural health promotion and disease prevention programs in a variety of settings. Michael V. Kline (M.P.H., DrPH) is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at California State University, Northridge. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses that train students and practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion and education programs within a variety of health settings, population groups, and public sector and community organizations. He received his M.P.H. degree in public health education and behavioral sciences from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He received his DrPH degree in medical care organization and health administration from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. Darleen V. Peterson (M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S.) is Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She is the founding director of the Master of Public Health Program in the School of Community and Global Health at CGU. She served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, as well as Assistant Director for the Master of Public Health program at the University of Southern California (USC). Her research interests include health communication, specifically the evaluation of statewide tobacco control campaigns and the assessment of pro-tobacco marketing activities. She received an M.A. in Communications Management from USC's Annenberg School for Communication, an M.P.H. in Community Health Education from California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from USC. She is a masters-level certified heath education specialist.
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