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Wallace, Edward – Health Educator, 2017
Background and Purpose: Racial and ethnic minority populations are disproportionally affected by obesity. Text messaging is a major feature of mobile phones and is popular because it allows people to receive information effectively, unobtrusively, and privately. However, the willingness to exercise and eat healthy to prevent obesity by receiving…
Descriptors: Obesity, Minority Groups, Prevention, Low Income
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Visker, Joseph; Rhodes, Darson; Cox, Carol – Health Educator, 2017
Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve an indispensable but oftten misunderstood and unrecognized role in public health. These individuals constitute the frontline of health care in many communities and are relied upon to provide an assortment of services. Unfortunately, the full extent to which CHWs are utilized is unknown and there is little…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Health Personnel, Staff Role, Professional Development
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Ball, James W.; Bice, Matthew R.; Maljak, Kimberly A. – Health Educator, 2017
Physical activity is a preventative measure that can help decrease obesity trends. However, many individuals struggle to live a physically active lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between Self-Determination Theory, adults' barriers to exercise, and those who have met and have not met the Center for Disease…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Barriers, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Moyer, Matthew T.; Foley, John T.; Hodges, Bonni C.; Pace, Jill – Health Educator, 2016
The introduction of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model has challenged professionals working in school health to inspire school districts to embrace WSCC's philosophical and practical components. Adopting the WSCC model to foster wellness priorities in school districts encourages healthy people and healthy environments to…
Descriptors: Wellness, School Districts, Health Promotion, Models
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Carreon, Amie Klein; Peoples, JaNiene; Shipley, Meagan; Wilson, Kelly; Ramirez, Cameron – Health Educator, 2016
Excessive drinking among college students, which is influenced by an array of factors ranging from campus norms to membership in student organizations, has been linked to consequences including motor vehicle accidents, cognitive deficits, arrests, overdoses, assaults, and death. Considering the severity of consequences related to drinking,…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Social Media, Health Promotion
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Erbe, Ryan G.; Kearns, Katherine D. – Health Educator, 2016
The present pilot study examines the use of story structure for lesson design to promote student engagement in a lesson focusing on sexual assault prevention. The effect of the story-based lesson on undergraduates' knowledge and perceptions of sexual assault was studied using a quasi-experimental mixed methods design. Results of the study…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Sexual Abuse, Crime Prevention, Undergraduate Students
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Dagenhard, Paige; Castor, Thomas; Brookins-Fisher, Jodi; Thompson, Amy – Health Educator, 2016
A study of university graduate bulletins was conducted to determine admission and graduation requirements for doctoral degree programs in Health Education. Thirty-nine programs were identified. From that list, programs were delimited to PhD and DrPH degrees in Health Education or had required core courses in Health Education. Seventeen programs…
Descriptors: Health Education, Doctoral Degrees, Graduation Requirements, Doctoral Programs
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Rhodes, Darson; Kramer, Alaina; Whitlock, Alyssa; Cox, Carol – Health Educator, 2016
Heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory diseases are the leading chronic diseases worldwide. For American college students, specifically, behavioral risk factors for chronic disease include: insufficient sleep, inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, poor mental health, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, and unsafe sexual…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Chronic Illness, College Students, Risk
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Hudson, Heather K.; Marshall, S. Alexandra – Health Educator, 2016
Sexting is defined as sending/posting/sharing sexually explicit messages or nude/semi-nude images via electronic communication. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess and determine relationships of sexting behavioral intentions, sexting behaviors, and sexting content among selected Southern undergraduate students. Methods: Survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Regional Characteristics, Correlation, Telecommunications
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Rojas-Guyler, Liliana; Britigan, Denise H.; King, Keith A.; Zulig, Judy; Vaughn, Lisa M. – Health Educator, 2016
Purpose: To determine sources of health information of Latinos and assess associations with acculturation level, functional health literacy and demographics. Methods: Focus groups (n = 40) and Semi-structured survey interviews were conducted with adults (n = 212). Results: Over 60% of respondents had lived in the country for less than 10 years,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Access to Information, Help Seeking
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Rhodes, Darson L.; Sniatecki, Jessica L.; Rocco, Mary; Todd, Lauren – Health Educator, 2015
The use of Facebook┬« among college students is prevalent, and its relationship with interpersonal skills is unknown. A cross-sectional design study using a convenience sample of undergraduate students enrolled in one of four sections of an upper-level nutrition course at a Northeastern, public university was conducted to investigate this…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Interpersonal Competence, Student Surveys
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Brey, Rebecca A.; Clark, Susan E. – Health Educator, 2015
This teaching technique asks students to evaluate the "badness" of 5-7 health-related behavioral statements of a specific health topic. Following the presentation of each statement, each students selects one of five choices: "Really Bad", "No Big Deal", "It Depends", "Go for It", or…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Health Behavior, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Signorelli, Johnny; Chaney, Beth; Aeby, Victor; Tavasso, Debra – Health Educator, 2015
Hybrid courses are becoming increasingly common at the university level. With this type of course comes questions about the effectiveness of each method of instruction (face-to-face and online) when used concurrently. The available literature supports a hybrid format for many university subjects; however, research in this area with a personal…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Health Education, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Birch, David A.; Priest, Hannah M.; Mitchell, Qshequilla P. – Health Educator, 2015
Advocacy at the local school or school district level has received emphasis as a strategy for improving school health education. The involvement of health educators in advocacy for school health education has been described as "imperative" at all levels of school-based policy. Allensworth's 2010 Society for Public Health Education…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Health Education, Public Health, Teacher Role
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Van Wasshenova, Emily; Mahas, Rachel; Everhart, F. Jeannine; Thompson, Amy; Boardley, Debra – Health Educator, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the type and level of public policy involvement and perceptions regarding public policy involvement of Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) registered in Ohio. A four-page instrument was mailed to a population sample of 385 CHES and MCHES…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Educational Practices, Public Policy, Specialists
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