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Yamashita, Takashi; Bardo, Anthony R.; Liu, Darren; Yoo, Ji Won – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study examined the mediating effects of lifelong learning on the association between self-rated health and educational attainment among a nationally representative sample of US residents aged 50 years and older. Setting: Socioeconomic disparities in health are a major public health concern in economically developed nations where…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Influences
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Persson Osowski, Christine; Fjellström, Christina – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children are provided with food at school in various ways. In Sweden, free school lunches are provided to all children of compulsory school age. Internationally, Sweden is fairly unique in this sense, which makes the country an important example to study and reflect upon. Objective: This article aims to describe the welfare ideology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxes, Lunch Programs, Ideology
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Privitera, Gregory J.; Gillespie, James J.; Zuraikat, Faris M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To extend findings from experimental price elasticity studies by examining these effects in a field setting and identifying gender differences in purchasing behaviour in response to variations in the cost of lower energy-dense (ED) and higher ED foods. Setting: Data were collected from low- and median-income male and female grocery…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Purchasing, Food, Costs
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Njoku, Anuli – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To describe faculty efforts to deliver and evaluate health disparities--related education in US online undergraduate and graduate public health courses. Design: A pre- and post-survey was given to a cohort of 46 US college students in three public health courses taught asynchronously online over an 8-week period in 2017. This study took…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, College Students, Knowledge Level
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Gibson, Isla; Whitelaw, Sandy; Topping, Christopher; Kopela, Joanna – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The objective of this research was to explore how accessible the concept of food and physical literacy is for health and well-being professionals, and assess its potential effect on service delivery. Design: Formative research and 'concept testing' with potential deliverers of food and physical literacy. Setting: Dumfries and Galloway,…
Descriptors: Obesity, Food, Well Being, Literacy
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Nutbeam, Don – Health Education Journal, 2019
Thirty years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion created a paradigm shift in addressing major public health challenges. Traditional approaches to health education focused on personal health 'risks' and lifestyle choices were quickly overshadowed by the attention given to more comprehensive policy and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Equal Education, Lifelong Learning
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Sowa, Stephen; Warwick, Ian; Chase, Elaine – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To analyse the production and use of health education films in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Design: Review of community health education films and their use by three partner organisations. Methods: A focused content analysis of 18 community health education films was conducted, and three exemplar films were selected for more detailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Films, Health Education, Public Health
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Valdez, Elizabeth Salerno; Pottinger, Heidi; Urbon-Bonine, Angela; Duncan, Burris – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study sought to determine the feasibility of (a) engaging college students in experiential learning through a 10-day whole foods plant-based diet intervention, (b) bringing pertinence to the course topics that had an emphasis on chronic conditions and (c) understanding how the intervention influenced students' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Dietetics, Experiential Learning
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Robinson, Sally; Brownett, Tristi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This article describes a university course that aimed to create public health champions and its evaluation. The course attracted 92 participants, over three cohorts. Participants included healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, a belly dancer, housing officers, community workers and those who worked in public health policy.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, College Students
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Kime, Nicky Helen; McKenna, Jim; Griffiths, Claire; Rivett, Martin; Gately, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthy weight services in one local authority in England, where obesity levels have been above the national average since 2006. Design: We conducted process and outcome evaluation using a qualitative methodology. Data were generated in focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Health, Empowerment
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Reddy, Swapna; Paode, Pooja; Speer, Matthew; Semenchuk, Nicholas; Goble, Kyle; White, Adrienne – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: Policymakers, health services researchers, community leaders and health care delivery organisations are key stakeholders in addressing economic, environmental, social and systemic barriers to health equity in vulnerable communities. However, they often operate in silos, leaving gaps in efforts to effectively address health disparities.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Access to Health Care, Barriers, At Risk Persons
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Cooper, Cheryl; Sorensen, William; Yarbrough, Susan – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To describe the use of Photovoice as a pedagogical tool to promote experiential learning and critical dialogue among participants on an undergraduate community health course. Design: A descriptive study of the use of the pedagogical tool Photovoice, based on three foundational education theories. Results: Based on teachers' reflective…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Photography, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Banerjee, Srikanta; Firtell, Jill – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Online distance learning (e-learning) is an established method for providing higher education on a global scale due to its potential to reduce inequalities particularly in the area of public health education. Simultaneously, multicultural education is a key component of health education and can be achieved by fostering cultural…
Descriptors: Models, Public Health, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Dimaano, Christian; Spigner, Clarence – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot is an award-winning biography engaging its readers on important topics ranging from race, science and ethics to the social determinants of health. However, the multiple pedagogic impacts of this book on the public health classroom setting have yet to be comprehensively…
Descriptors: Health Education, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Cytology
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Unutmaz Durmusoglu, Zeynep Didem; Kocabey Çiftçi, Pinar – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: Publications on tobacco control were quantitatively analysed to gain insight into the essential characteristics of the research field and trends and patterns in publication activities. The goal was to detect changes in the number of publications before and after the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO…
Descriptors: Public Health, Smoking, Publications, Statistical Analysis
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