Books and Journals

Health Promotion Programs bookHealth Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice
Carl I. Fertman (Editor), Diane D. Allensworth (Editor), Society for Public Health Education
Health Promotion Programs introduces the theory of health promotion and presents an overview of current best practices from a wide variety of settings that include schools, health care organizations, workplace, and community. The 43 contributors to Health Promotion Programs focus on students and professionals interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote health equity. In addition to the focus on best practices, each chapter contains information on:

  • Identifying health promotion programs
  • Eliminating health disparities
  • Defining and applying health promotion theories and models
  • Assessing the needs of program participants
  • Creating and supporting evidence-based programs
  • Implementing health promotion programs: Tools, program staff, and budgets
  • Advocacy
  • Communicating health information effectively
  • Developing and increasing program funding
  • Evaluating, improving, and sustaining health promotion programs
  • Health promotion challenges and opportunities
  • Health promotion resources and career links

“The authors have clearly connected the dots among planning, theory, evaluation, health disparity, and advocacy, and have created a user-friendly toolbox for health promotion empowerment.”—Ronald L. Braithwaite, PhD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry
“The most comprehensive program planning text to date, this book examines all facets of planning and implementation across four key work environments where health educators function.”—Mal Goldsmith, PhD, CHES, professor and coordinator of Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
“Health Promotion Programs . . . . explores the thinking of some of our field’s leaders and confirms its well-deserved place in the field and in our personal collections.”—Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, professor and program director, Health Science Department, Towson University

Pedagogy in Health Promotion Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MHum, MBA, MCHES, Professor at Drexel University
Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP) advances pedagogy through contributions in areas such as curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning. The quarterly journal welcomes works addressing the art and science of teaching and learning, and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations. More information about the journal is available in this press release:
Most Recent Online First
Teaching in a Millennial World: Using New Media Tools to Enhance Health Promotion Pedagogy
Oomen-Early, J., Early, A. D.
Pedagogy in Health Promotion, first published on March 17, 2015 as doi:10.1177/2373379915570041
Assessing the Effectiveness of Experiential Learning in a Student-Run Free Clinic
Kruger, J. S., Kruger, D. J., Suzuki, R.
Pedagogy in Health Promotion, first published on March 11, 2015 as doi:10.1177/2373379915575530
Pedagogical Innovation to Establish Partnerships in Adolescent Health Promotion: Lessons From a Scottish Undergraduate Nursing Program
Kyle, R. G., Angus, N. J., Smith, J., Stewart, C., MacLennan, F.
Pedagogy in Health Promotion, first published on March 11, 2015 as doi:10.1177/2373379915575531

Health Promotion Practice Journal

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD
Professor & Director, Community Health Sciences at The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health
A Journal of Health Promotion/Health Education Applications, Policy and Professional Issues
Health Promotion Practice (HPP) publishes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. The journal is unique in its focus on critical and strategic information for professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.
Health Promotion Practice will serve as a forum to explore the applications of health promotion/public health education interventions programs and best practice strategies in various settings, including but not limited to: community, health care, worksite, educational and international settings. It also examines practice-related issues, including program descriptions, teaching methods, needs assessment tools and methodologies, intervention strategies, health promotion, problem-solving issues, and evaluation presentations.
Self Study for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Credit
Each bimonthly issue of Health Promotion Practice (HPP) features two self-study articles worth 2.0 Category I continuing education contact hours. Please click here for more details and instructions.Health Promotion Practice

Health Education & Behavior Journal

Editor-in-Chief: John P. Allegrante, PhD
Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost, Teachers College and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Health Education & Behavior (formerly Health Education Quarterly), is one of the most frequently cited journals in the field. National SOPHE members receive online and hard copies of the journal as a standard membership benefit. Health Education & Behavior explores social and behavioral change as they affect health status and quality of life. It also examines the processes of planning, implementing, managing, and assessing health education and social-behavioral interventions.
The journal provides empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and discussions of theories of health behavior and health status, as well as strategies to improve social and behavioral health. The regular feature, Perspectives, offers thoughtful insights into complex subjects. An annual subscription to Health Education & Behavior is a standard benefit to all SOPHE members.
Health Education & Behavior is interested in articles directed to researchers and/or practitioners in health behavior and health education. Empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and articles discussing theories are regularly published in the journal.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s web-based manuscript tracking system, ScholarOne. The site contains detailed instructions on how to submit the manuscript and track the progression of the review process. Inquiries with regard to the journal should be directed to Debbie Gordon-Messer.
Self Study for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Credit
Each bi-monthly issue of Health Education & Behavior features two self-study articles. Each article is worth up to 2.0 Category I continuing education contact hours for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). HE&B self-study articles are valid up to one year after the issue date and self-study tests can be found at SOPHE’s CORE.