© 2002

The Health Behavioral Change Imperative

Theory, Education, and Practice in Diverse Populations

  • Jay Carrington Chunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jay Carrington Chunn
    Pages 1-16
  3. Carl C. Bell, Brian Flay, Roberta Paikoff
    Pages 17-39
  4. Derald Wing Sue
    Pages 41-50
  5. Warren A. Rhodes, Rolande Murray, Marlene Greer-Chase
    Pages 51-59
  6. William B. Lawson, Jimmy Cunningham, Valerie Lawson
    Pages 61-72
  7. Rueben C. Warren, Harold C. J. Lockett, Adrian A. Zulfiqar
    Pages 127-151
  8. George Laney, Gregory Rogers, Ricky Phaison
    Pages 153-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-176

About this book


Health experts independently state that the most critical urban problems are preventable. This brings an added challenge to public health practitioners working in inner cities with predominately minority communities. In addition to deadly diseases - including transmittable diseases - violence, whether it is physical, sexual or child abuse, is the other predominant morbidity factor that urban areas confront.
Because of these concerns, there is a need for health professionals working with the communities to critically examine health behavior theories and prevention methodologies. Additionally, new prevention practices and programs need to be developed for community-based interventions to better serve the populations in need including programs in:

-HIV Prevention;
-Evaluation and Policy Research;
-Cancer Prevention and Screening;
-Urban Public Health Policy;
-Youth Violence Prevention.


HIV prevention Public Health cancer prevention prevention public health policy screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Carrington Chunn
    • 1
  1. 1.Morgan State UniversityBaltimore

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