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.
I. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 1. Why Study Social and Behavioral Factors in Health? - Jeannine Coreil 2. Historical Perspectives on Population and Disease - Jeannine Coreil 3. Social Epidemiology - Jeannine Coreil II. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS 4. Behavioral and Social Science Theory - Jeannine Coreil 5. Health and Illness Behavior - Jeannine Coreil 6. The Social Environment and Health - Jeannine Coreil III. SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXT OF HEALTH 7. Social Reactions to Disease - Jeannine Coreil 8. Comparative Health Cultures - Jeannine Coreil 9. Health Disparities, Diversity, and Cultural Competence - Jeannine Coreil IV. SPECIAL POPULATIONS THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE 10. Reproductive Health - Wendy L. Hellerstedt 11. Adolescent Health - Mimi Nichter 12. Aging and Public Health - Carson Henderson, Neil Henderson V. INTERVENTION, METHODS, AND PRACTICE 13. Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs - Eric Buhi, Rita DeBate, Robert McDermott 14. Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion - Carol Bryant 15. Social Marketing in Public Health - Carol Bryant 16. Approaches to Policy and Advocacy - Linda Whiteford VI. SPECIAL TOPICS 17. Childhood Overweight & Obesity - Rita DeBate, Carol Bryant, Marissa Zwald 18. Mental Health and Illness - Stephanie L. Marhefka 19. Prevention of Unintentional Injuries - Karen Liller 20. Violence and Public Health - Martha Coulter 21. Occupational Health - Paul Spector, Chu-Hsiang Chang 22. Afterword: New Directions - Jeannine Coreil Environmental Health **DROPPED** - Dan Boatright Ethical Issues in Public Health **DROPPED** - Hana Osman, Patricia Marshall Social Marketing in Public Health **DROPPED Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion **DROPPED**