Offering both students and practitioners of public health and health psychology an indispensable resource providing not only a wealth of information and examples about specific cultural groups in North America this textbook also provides assessment and implementation guidelines for promoting health and behaviors that optimize health in any cultural community.
The authors explore the context of culture, cross-cultural concepts of health, conceptual approaches to multicultural health promotion, health disparities among multicultural populations, and suggestions for planning health promotion for multicultural populations. Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations are discussed as specific populations from a variety of perspectives including terms to define the subgroups within the broader population, historical and demographic characteristics, immigration patterns, health and disease issues and concerns, health beliefs and practices, and considerations when working with these groups. The book concludes with a summary of the major themes from and a discussion about where the field is heading with respect to research and practice in the 21st century.
Foreword - Lawrence W. GreenPrefaceAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsPart I: FoundationsCh.1 Culture, Health Promotion, and Cultural Competency - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, Darleen V. PetersonCh.2 Cross-Cultural Concepts of Health and Disease - Robert M. Huff, Soheila YasharpourCh.3 The Ethics of Health Promotion Intervention in Culturally Diverse Populations - Aimie F. Kachingwe, Robert M. HuffCh.4 Models, Theories, and Principles of Health Promotion and Their Use With Multicultural Populations - C. James Frankish, Chris Y. Lovato, Iraj PoureslamiCh.5 Health Disparities in Multicultural Populations: An Overview - Gregory D. Stevens, Michael R. Cousineau, Christina VaneCh.6 The Cultural Assessment Framework - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, Diane Visensio DobbinsCh.7 Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs in Multicultural Populations - Michael V. KlineCh.8 Cross-Cultural Communication and Health Literacy in Multicultural Populations - Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, N. Tess Boley CruzPart II: Cultural OverviewsCh.9 Hispanic/Latino Health, Cancer, and Disease: An Overview - Amelie G. Ramirez, Ian M. Thompson Jr.Ch.10 Promoting Health Among Black Americans: An Overview - Joyce W. Hopp, R. Patti HerringCh.11 Health and Disease of American Indian and Alaska Native Populations in the United States: An Overview - Felicia Schanche Hodge, Christopher Elliott HodgeCh.12 Asian-American Health and Disease: An Overview - Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Christine KhoCh.13 Pacific Islander Health and Disease: An Overview - Paula Healani PalmerCh.14 Promoting Health in Arab-American Populations - Sondos M. S. Islam, Shayma AlzubiPart III: Case StudiesCh.15 Diffusion Acceleration: A Model for Behavior Change and Social Mobilization - Amelie G. Ramirez, Patricia Chalela, Kipling J. Gallion, Alfred L. McAlisterCh.16 Tribal-Based Participatory Research: The Wellness Circles Project - Christopher Elliott Hodge, Felicia Schanche Hodge, Janelle F. PalaciosCh.17 Improving Pacific Islander Health Through Community Participation: A Case Study - Paula Healani PalmerCh.18 Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income Immigrant and Refugee Arab-Americans: A Case Study - Sawssan R. Ahmed and Omar M. MahmoodPart IV: ConclusionsCh.19 Health Promotion Tips for the Practitioner and Student - Darleen V. Peterson, Michael V. Kline, and Robert M. HuffCh.20 Closing Thoughts and Emerging Issues in Multicultural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Robert M. Huff, Michael V. Kline, and Darleen V. PetersonAuthor IndexSubject Index