Application: Personal Philosophy of Public Health Education

o prepare for this Discussion: 

Select one of the public health education programs you proposed in your Week 2 Discussion. Consider the intended population and the cultural context of the program you select. 
• Review the Health Belief Model, Social Cognitive Theory, Theory of Planned Behavior, and other theories and models discussed in Chapter 4 of the Cottrell, Girvan, and McKenzie course text, and in Chapter 5 of the Doyle, Ward, and Oomen-Early course text. 
• Determine the theory or model you would use to support this program and why. Evaluate the appropriateness of this theory or model for the culture(s), population(s), and health issues.

Post the following:

. A brief description of one of the public health education programs you proposed in Week 2 (HEALTHY EATING EDUCATION, CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM AND DIABETES MANAGEMENT). You can choose any of these programs.

• 2. A rationale for the model or theory you would use to develop this program
Support your posting with information from the Learning Resources. Be sure to cite references in APA format. 

Required Resources 
• Course Text: Cottrell, R. R., Girvan, J. T., McKenzie, J. F., & Seabert, D. S. (2015). Principles and foundations of health promotion and education (6th ed.). Glenview. IL: Pearson. 
o Chapter 3, “Philosophical Foundations”
o Chapter 4, “Theories and Planning Models”
• Course Text: The process of community health education and promotion 
o Chapter 5, “Theory-Based Approaches” 
Optional Resources 
• Article: American Association for Health Education. (2009). Philosophy of health education: A position statement of the American Association for Health Education. 
• Book Chapter: Bensley, L. B., Jr. (2010).This I believe: A philosophy of health education. In J. M. Black, S. R. Furney, H. M. Graf, & A. E. Nolte (Eds.), Philosophical foundations of health education (pp. 3–6). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Retrieved from
• Article: Downing-Matibag, T. M., & Geisinger, B. (2009). Hooking up and sexual risk taking among college students: A health belief model perspective. Qualitative Health Research, 19(9), 1196–1209.
Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Sage Journals Online database.
• Article: Gambescia, S. F. (2007). 2007 SOPHE Presidential Address: Discovering a philosophy of health education. Health Education & Behavior, 34(5), 718–722. 
Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Sage Journals Online database.
• Document: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. (2005). Theory at a glance: A guide for health promotion practice (NIH Publication No. 05-3896).


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