Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion
The second edition of Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion examines the importance of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic factors for community health practice. Written by a list of contributors who are experts in the field, this book describes essential theories, models, and practices for working with race, ethnicity, gender, and social issues. The authors cover a wide range of topics including demographics, disparities, complementary and alternative medicine, spiritually grounded approaches, multicultural populations, culturally competent needs assessment and planning, communication, workforce, program planning, aging, sexual orientation, and future challenges.
The new edition of this important resource offers expanded coverage on working with diverse groups, social determinants of health, spirituality, theoretical models for multicultural populations, planning and program evaluation, and aging, with new content which includes coverage of disability and health literacy. This edition also reflects the latest standards for Certified Health Education Specialist certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHES) and National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) from Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health.
Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of health education and health promotion, school health, public health, preventive medicine, nursing, and allied health fields. In addition, the publication is an essential reading for those learning or practicing health education and health promotion.
The Editors xiv
The Contributors xv
Chapter 1 Implications of Changing US Demographics for Health Educators 1Miguel A Pérez and Raffy R Luquis
Chapter 2 Diversity and Health Education 23Alba Lucia Diaz–Cuellar and Suzanne F Evans
Chapter 3 Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Health Education 59Kara N Zografos and Miguel A Pérez
Chapter 4 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Culturally Competent Health Education 87Helda Pinzon–Perez
Chapter 5 Spirituality and Cultural Diversity 119Vickie D Krenz
Chapter 6 Health Education Theoretical Models and Multicultural Populations 145Raffy R Luquis
Chapter 7 Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Culturally Appropriate Programs 171Emogene Johnson Vaughn and Vickie D Krenz
Chapter 8 Culturally Appropriate Communication 193Raffy R Luquis
Chapter 9 Foundations for Health Literacy and Culturally Appropriate Health Education Programs 217Miguel A Pérez
Chapter 10 The Aging US Population: An Increasing Diverse Population 241William H Dailey Jr and Bertha Felix–Mata
Chapter 11 Culture and Sexual Orientation 267D Kay Woodiel and Joan E Cowdery
Chapter 12 Cultural Competency and Health Education: A Window of Opportunity 293Raffy R Luquis and Miguel A Pérez
Appendix A: Selected List of Web Resources for Health Disparities 311
Appendix B: Summary of Selected Health Disparities 313
Appendix C: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards 317
Name Index 319
Subject Index 329
Miguel A. Pérez, PhD, MCHES, is professor and chair of the Department of Public Health, California State University, Fresno, California.
Raffy R. Luquis, PhD, MS, MCHES, is associate professor and program coordinator of Health Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.