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. 1, January-February

Advantages and Limitations of the E-Delphi Technique: Implications for Health Education Researchers
ABSTRACT In the last 30 years, the application of the Delphi technique has been increasing. With the recent availability and established popularity of Internet-based research tools, the Internet has been identified as a means for mitigating Delphi...
American Indian Women and Screening Mammography: Findings from a Qualitative Study in Oklahoma
ABSTRACT Background: Breast cancer is an important public health issue within the American Indian (AI) community in Oklahoma; however, there is limited information to explain the low screening mammography rates among AI women. Purpose: To identify...
Incarceration and Women's Health: The Utility of Effective Health Education Programming-A Commentary
The health and well-being of incarcerated women is a significant public health concern. (1-4) In 2009, women accounted for 18% of the total corrections population. (5) Men comprised a smaller portion of the corrections population in 2009 compared with...
Innovative Training for Occupational Health and Infection Control Workplace Assessment in Health Care
ABSTRACT A user-friendly, high quality workplace assessment field guide and an accompanying worksheet are invaluable tools for recognizing hazards in the hospital environment. These tools ensure that both front line workers as well as health and...
Introduction and Background
The goal of the Natfonal Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, i{-12 is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essentfal minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate...
Keys to Successful Community Health Worker Supervision
ABSTRACT For many years community health workers ( CHW) have been important to the implementation of many of our health system's community health interventions. Through this experience, we have recognized some unique challenges in community health...
March of Dimes and Vaccine Advocacy
ABSTRACT The polio vaccine became available in 1955, due almost entirely to the efforts of the March of Dimes. In 1921, Franklin Roosevelt gave a public face to polio and mounted a campaign to prevent it, establishing the National Foundation for...
Perceived Parenting Style and the Eating Practices of College Freshmen
ABSTRACT Background: Unhealthy eating contributes to morbidity in adolescents and college students and is an antecedent of premature mortality in adulthood. It has been suggested that the increase in independence (i.e., living away from parents)...
Potential Paradoxical Effects of Myth-Busting as a Nutrition Education Strategy for Older Adults
ABSTRACT Medical myth-busting is a common health education strategy during which a health educator highlights common misconceptions about health and then presents evidence to refute those misconceptions. Whereas this strategy can be an effective...
Rationale for Sexuality Education in Public Schools
For years, research has highlighted the need to provide effective, comprehensive sexuality education to young people. The US has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the industrialized world. (6) Each year in the US, more than 750,000 women ages...
References
(1.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Prevention, Division of Adolescent School Health, SHPPS Topic and Component Specific Fact Sheets. http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/shpps/2006/factsheets/ topic_component.htm...
Standards by Topic Area
Standards by Topic Area The Standards are also available by grade level at www.futureofsexeducation.org/nationalstandards ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Core Concepts Analyzing Accessing CC Influences INF Information AI BY...
The National Sexuality Education Standards
The Role of Education Standards Educational standards are commonplace in public education and are a key component in developing a rich learning experience for students. The purpose of standards in general is to provide clear expectations about what...
The Role of Health Education in Addressing Uncertainty about Health and Cell Phone Use-A Commentary
Although the fundamental principles of health education remain unchanged, the practice of health education continues to evolve in response to our rapidly changing lifestyles and technological advances. Emerging health risks are often associated with...
Topics and Key to Indicators
There are seven topics chosen as the minimum, essential content and skills for K-12 sexuality education: Anatomy and Physiology (AP) provides a foundation for understanding basic human functioning. Puberty and Adolescent Development (PD) addresses...
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