American Journal of Health Education

American Journal of Health Education is a journal covering health education. Since it was founded in 1968 it is printed six times a year by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for American Journal of Health Education include: Physical Education and Athletics; Health and Healthcare; Health and Fitness.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, May-June

Assessing the Eating Behaviors of Low-Income, Urban Adolescents
ABSTRACT Background: There is a need for instruments that can accurately determine the effectiveness of nutrition interventions targeting low-income, inner-city adolescents. Purpose: To examine the development of a valid and reliable eating behavior...
Cooperation or Competition: Does Game Theory Have Relevance for Public Health?
ABSTRACT In this paper, we use game theory to understand decisions to cooperate or to compete in the delivery of public health services. Health care is a quasi-public good that is often associated with altruistic behavior, yet it operates in an...
Farmers' Markets in Rural Communities: A Case Study
ABSTRACT Background: Although the potential health benefits of farmers markets have been discussed for years, there is a dearth of literature to aid health educators in advocating for the development of local farmers markets. Purpose: The purpose...
Preparing Future Professionals in the Field of Health Promotion: Successful Experiential Education
ABSTRACT The health promotion program at Emporia State University, in an effort to increase hiring potential and likelihood of success once in the workplace, requires majors to participate in experiential learning activities. These activities take...
Social Construction of Cervical Cancer Screening among Panamanian Women
ABSTRACT Background: Understanding how "health issues" are socially constructed may be useful for creating culturally relevant programs for Hispanic/Latino populations. Purpose: We explored the constructed meanings of cervical cancer and cervical...
The Obesity Epidemic: A Call for Health Educators to Lead-A Commentary
The childhood obesity epidemic is one of the defining health challenges of this decade and perhaps the 21st century. Obesity rates among youths have nearly tripled in the past three decades. In 2007-2008, more than one-third (33.6%) of children and...
The Value of CHES (and Now MCHES)?--A Commentary
Uncertain economic times and job availability are concerns for scores of Americans, including many new health education professionals who seek to enter the workforce. One way to distinguish health education professionals from their competitors to increase...
Unbundling Outcomes of a Multilevel Intervention to Increase Fruit, Vegetables and Whole Grains Parents Pack for Their Preschool Children in Sack Lunches
ABSTRACT Background: Packing fruit, vegetables and whole grains in preschool children's sack lunches is a powerful way for parents to teach their children eating habits and food preferences to support a lifetime of good health. A multilevel intervention...
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