Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being / Edition 2

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The new edition of Prevention Is Primary provides models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities. This comprehensive book includes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness social justice and practice primary prevention of unnecessary illness and injury. Ideal for students as well as practitioners, this thoroughly revised and updated second edition combines an overview of advances in the field with effective approaches in the current economic and health care climate.

With contributions from noted experts, Prevention Is Primary shows practical applications of intervention science to social and health problems and issues facing at-risk and vulnerable groups. The book describes the overarching framework and principles guiding prevention efforts, including a focus on social justice and health equity, and community resilience. It explores the transition from prevention theory to implementation and practice and from interdisciplinary collaboration to evaluation. Highlighting the book's usefulness as a teaching and learning tool, Prevention Is Primary has real world examples, learning objectives, and review questions for each chapter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470550953
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/11/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 259,067
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Cohen, MSW, is the founder and executive director of thePrevention Institute, Oakland, California.

Vivian Chavez, DrPH, MSW, is an associate professor in thedepartment of health education at San Francisco StateUniversity.

Sana Chehimi, MPH, is program manager at the PreventionInstitute.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits


Foreword Georges C. Benjamin Benjamin, Georges C.

The Contributors

Introduction Sana Chehimi Chehimi, Sana

Part One Defining the Issues 1

1 The Imperative for Primary Prevention Sana Chehimi Chehimi, Sana 3

2 Achieving Helath Equity and Social Justice Barbara Krimgold Krimgold, Barbara 33

3 Individual, Family, and Community Resilience Bonnie Benard Benard, Bonnie 55

Part Two Key Elements of Effective Prevention Efforts 83

4 Community Organizing for Health and Social Justice Michael S. Spencer Spencer, Michael S. 87

5 Working Collaboratively to Advance Prevention Ellen Wu Wu, Ellen 113

6 The Power of Local Communities to Foster Policy Makani Themba-Nixon Themba-Nixon, Makani 137

7 Using Media Advocacy to Influence Policy Lori Dorfman Dorfman, Lori 157

8 The Impact of Corporate Practices on Health and Health Policy Sandro Galea Galea, Sandro 181

9 Primary Prevention and Evaluation Daniel Perales Perales, Daniel 205

Part Three Prevention in Context 231

10 Preventing Injustices in Environmental Health and Exposures Peter Murchie Murchie, Peter 235

11 Health and the Built Envionment Andrew L. Dannenberg Dannenberg, Andrew L. 261

12 Creating Helathy Food Envionmentas to Prevent Chronic Disease Marion Nestle Nestle, Marion 291

13 A Public Helath Approach to Preventing Violence Donald Parker Parker, Donald 323

14 The Limits of Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention Jonathan M. Ellen Ellen, Jonathan M. 351

15 Mental Helath in the Realm of Primary Prevention Joseph P. Gone Gone, Joseph P. 371

Index 407

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