Spring 2016

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Benefits of Serving – Learning as an Adjunct to a College-Level Drug Prevention Course
Eric Conrad, Sengduan Defbaugh-Chavez

Health Literacy, Self-Rated Health, and Health Screening Behaviors of Older Adults
Jessica S Kruger, Rie Sizuki

Local to Global: A Mid-sized US University Response to the West African Ebola Crisis
Tyra Dewitt

Thinking Predictably or Irrationally? A Book Review of Predictably Irrational, Applications of Behavioral Economics to Health Education Research and Practice
Jameisha B. Brown

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Health Education Monograph Fall 2015 – Vol 32 No 2

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Opioid Pain Relievers
Starr L. Eaddy

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Children’s Food Request Behaviors
Xuewei Chen, Leanna Dawkins-Moultin, Andrea McDonald, Sharon L. McWhinney, E. Lisako J. McKyer

Using Technology to Help Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders: A Dialectic Behavior Therapy Intervention Informed by the Transtheoretical Model
Rosemary Bak Lowery

Health Literacy and Online Health-Seeking Behaviors among African American Women
Delores C.S. James, Cedric Harville II, Orisatalabi Efunbumi

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Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity Among Baby Boomer Men
What the Stat Do We Know? Replication p: Creative Thinking or Caveat Emptor?

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Physical Activity and Public Health

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This volume of the Health Education Monograph Series focuses on the role of physical activity within public health.  Physical activity is a modifiable behavior which has been shown to have a direct impact on health and quality of life.  The eight articles in this issue hope to raise awareness of the positive benefits of physical activity within diverse populations, address critical issues surrounding the promotion of physical activity, and suggest non-traditional approaches to impacting activity.

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Student Monograph

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The students ranged from undergraduates to Master and Doctoral students. It was inspiring to see these students, at varying levels of their academic careers, work diligently to improve their manuscripts in response to the reviewers’ suggestions. I offer my sincere congratulations to all of the student authors who are published in this edition of the journal.

The student authors wrote about noteworthy trends and issues in the field of health education. The manuscripts spanned topics of importance from health disparities, health risk factors and behaviors, and environmental and policy influences on health to interventions the students implemented. It will be exciting to see these students move into their professional careers and the positive impact they will have on the health of their respective communities as they follow their passions.

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    A Special Issue on Trends and Determinants of Obesity

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    It is well-known that obesity increases the risk for diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis and various forms of cancer. To curb the ever-increasing health care costs and excess mortality due to higher levels of obesity, more bold and enhanced policy and socio-ecological strategies are necessary that can facilitate environments for healthful eating and physical activity.

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    Student Monograph

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    It is evident that these students have received strong mentoring by their respective faculty members and that each of these students will have a bright future in terms of pursuing research endeavors. In this edition of the journal there is a variety of interesting and timely topics. They range from developing instrumentation to assess school administrators attitudes toward sexuality education to a review of The Monograph for over the last 26 years.

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    The Eighth Special Issue on AIDS/STD Education and Prevention in Rural Communities

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    The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) is pleased once again to team with Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Education Honorary in publishing an issue of The Health Education Monograph, “The Eighth Special Issue on AIDS/STD Education and Prevention in Rural Communities.” RCAP is most grateful for the cooperation of ESG in providing their monograph as one way RCAP disseminates HIV/STD prevention-related information to rural areas. Since the initial special rural issue in 1996, over 60 articles — including those in this issue — have been published. These papers have been valuable to rural HIV/STD prevention specialists in developing prevention programs in their communities.

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    Emerging Career Paths

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    This volume of the Health Education Monograph Series focuses on emerging career paths in the field of health education. Health education continues to evolve as a discipline and students are eager to explore the traditional as well as non-traditional career paths. This volume offers eight original articles that paint a bold vision for health educators at different rungs of the career ladder.

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  • Download This Issue 2010 V27 N2

    Student Issue: Health Education Practice and Global Health

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    This year the issue of the ESG student journal brings together a group of manuscripts that reflect upon several issues pertinent to health education practice and global health. As emerging health educators, students are charged with assessing community needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs; coordinating the provision of health education services; and acting as a resource for communicating critical health education information. The papers in this issue reflect these core competencies that are central to the profession.

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    Tobacco: The Most Preventable Cause of Death

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    This volume of the Health Education Monograph Series focuses on several current issues related to tobacco use. Tobacco use, whether it is cigarette, pipe or cigar smoking or smokeless products is perhaps the most preventable cause of illness and death. As such, tobacco use issues are relevant to all health care professionals that work in a variety of settings and specializations. This edition offers original articles that examine multiple aspects of tobacco use that will help health educators stay connected with the ever changing landscape of manufactured products, epidemiological use trends, risk factors, and approaches to prevention.

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  • Download This Issue 2009 V26 N2

    The Student Issue: Original Articles by Student Gammans

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    Since 1984, the ESG Student Monograph has provided students, both undergraduate and graduate, an opportunity to hone research skills and a forum in which to share their findings. History suggests that the authors included in this monograph are likely to have long and productive careers as researchers in the field of health education. The overall quality of manuscripts submitted was outstanding. Congratulations to those whose manuscript was selected for publication in this edition of the student monograph.

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    Health Education in Changing Times

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    Advocacy efforts in health education have made significant impacts in our nation, and it is exciting to be a part of a profession that is so committed and dedicated to improving the human condition. The last Monograph Series on Advocacy was published in1999, and since then a multitude of cultural, societal, medical, technological, and political forces have coalesced and collided and many changes have occurred in our country.

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    Student Monograph

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    The student authors published in this issue are in great company. Many contemporary health education leaders once published in the student monograph as budding and blossoming students: Michele Moore (1995), Susan Vadaparampil (Thomas, 1997), Virginia Dodd (Noland, McCormack Brown, Troxler, Morrison, & Ladd, 2004), and Adam Barry (2007). These, and of course many others who have written articles for the student issue, have gone on to serve as health education specialists, teachers, and professors in reputable health education and health behavior professional preparation programs. Keep an eye on the students published here; they represent the bright future of health education.

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    The Seventh Special Issue on AIDS/STD Education and Prevention in Rural Communities

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    This issue is sponsored in part by the Indiana University Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention. The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention is a joint project of Indiana University, University of Kentucky, and the University of Colorado under senior directorship of Professor William L. Yarber.

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    The Use of Technology in Health Education/Health Behavior

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    This special issue focusing on ‘Technology and Health Education’ has been created to help highlight some of the outstanding technology initiatives that health educators are currently doing.

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    Student Edition

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    I believe that as you read these manuscripts, you will see that the seven major topical areas are quite broad. Issues related to consumption of alcohol; self management of diabetes; use of the internet to purchase pharmaceuticals; dietary analysis and nutritional program for children and college students; health promotion programs for older adults; essential elements of educational programs in schools of public health; and human sexuality, particularly related with depression and sexually transmitted infections, are all addressed.

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    Health Education Career Development

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    Four words for the foreword of this special edition: Enjoy! Kudos! Share! React!

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    Student Monograph

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    The wide variety of topics addressed in this publication represents the value of health education and health promotion. This issue contains manuscripts about student athlete health, the importance of school based health centers, mental health, and timely public health issues like childhood obesity.

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    Foundations of Health Education

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    Many health education students find history, philosophy, ethics, and professional preparation “dry” topics that lack excitement or any “real” link to the practice of health education. Quite to the contrary, these aspects of our profession come alive as we discover how closely our present is linked to our past; examine the variety of individual philosophical approaches to health education; engage in lively debate over questions of ethics; and continue to seek and gain recognition and credibility for health education through continuing professional preparation and development efforts. Students of health education benefit from in-depth understanding of these foundations areas.

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