Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being / Edition 1

Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well Being / Edition 1

by Larry Cohen
     
 

Prevention is PRIMARY

At a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for public health, Prevention Is Primary provides models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities. Written in accessible and understandable language, this comprehensive book includes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness social

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Prevention is PRIMARY

At a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for public health, Prevention Is Primary provides models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities. Written in accessible and understandable language, this comprehensive book includes the theory, concepts, and models needed to harness social justice and practice primary prevention of unnecessary illness and injury in the first place.

Prevention Is Primary, written by associates of the nationally renowned Prevention Institute, is a theory-to-practice book for students, faculty practitioners, and community leaders who want to take a proactive stance against the most pressing health problems in the community, including asthma, tobacco, violence, HIV, poor nutrition and physical inactivity, health disparities, and environmental injustice. The volume provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of prevention on a community level. The authors define the elements of comprehensive, quality prevention efforts—from the necessary partnerships that need to be developed to the training, vision, and policies that go into successful efforts.

Leaders in the field of prevention contributed to this volume. They offer step-by-step approaches to action in community organizing, fostering resilience, media advocacy, food security, working within diversity, the built environment, environmental justice, and evaluating prevention efforts. Prevention Is Primary contains illustrative case studies of community involvement around these and other contemporary issues including:

  • Health equity and social justice
  • Personal and community resilience
  • Coalition building
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • HIV intervention beyond behavior change
  • Gender, health, and prevention
  • Public health advocacy
  • The power of local communities
  • Public health and criminal justice

Designed to be user friendly, each chapter in the book contains sidebars that put the chapter in context by including information about heroic prevention leaders and groundbreaking prevention successes. The sidebars underscore the application of prevention principles by a variety of professionals and disciplines in a wide range of health and human service settings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787983185
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword (Georges C. Benjamin).

The Contributors.

Introduction (Larry Cohen, Vivian Chávez, Sana Chehimi).

PART ONE: DEFINING THE ISSUES.

1 Beyond Brochures: The Imperative for Primary Prevention (Larry Cohen, Sana Chehimi).

2 Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice (Wayne H. Giles, Leandris C. Liburd).

3 Gender, Health, and Prevention (Michelle Ramirez, Siobhan Maty, Leslie McBride).

4 The Hope of Prevention: Individual, Family, and Community Resilience (Bonnie Benard).

PART TWO: KEY ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE PREVENTION EFFORTS.

5 Community Organizing for Health and Social Justice (Vivian Chávez, Meredith Minkler, Nina Wallerstein, Michael S. Spencer).

6 More Than a Message: Framing Public Health Advocacy to Change Corporate Practices (Lori Dorfman, Lawrence Wallack, Katie Woodruff).

7 Working Collaboratively to Advance Prevention (Larry Cohen, Ashby Wolfe).

8 Making Change: The Power of Local Communities to Foster Policy (Makani Themba-Nixon).

9 Using Media Advocacy to Influence Policy (Lori Dorfman).

10 Primary Prevention and Program Evaluation (Daniel Perales).

PART THREE: PREVENTION IN CONTEXT.

11 Preventing Injustices in Environmental Health and Exposures (Stephanie Ann Farquhar, Neha Patel, Molly Chidsey).

12 Health and the Built Environment: Opportunities for Prevention (Howard Frumkin, Andrew L. Dannenberg).

13 Creating Healthy Food Environments and Preventing Chronic Disease (Leslie Mikkelsen, Catherine S. Erickson, Marion Nestle).

14 Strengthening the Collaboration Between Public Health and Criminal Justice to Prevent Violence (Deborah Prothrow-Stith).

15 The Limits of Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention (Dan Wohlfeiler, Jonathan M. Ellen).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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