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Health Promotion in the Workplace
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Workplace Health Promotion
A collaborative effort of the top health promotion scientists and practitioners in the field, led by Michael P. O’Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD
Health Promotion Professionals: This book provides the insights and tools you need to be as effective as possible in your work, and in turn improve the health and quality of life for millions of people every day.
Human Resources Professionals: This book gives you a tangible sense of how programs should work, and when they work best, so you will know how to hire the best people and how to monitor and oversee the successful rollout and evolution of a program.
Professors: The only book you will need.This comprehensive text includes everything your students will need to know from health promotion concept to management issues, core theories of behavior change for motivation and skill building, enhancing opportunities and emerging trends.
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COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED
TWO NEW SECTIONS | NINE NEW CHAPTERS
What’s New in This Edition?
The 4th edition of Health Promotion in the Workplace is completely revised from the 3rd edition, which was published in 2002. The overall book is organized around the Awareness, Motivation, Skills and Opportunity (AMSO) Framework, which Dr. O'Donnell first articulated in 2005. Of the 23 chapters, 9 are brand new. The AMSO Framework is described in chapter three and serves as the conceptual framework for the book.
Another new chapter on marketing and communication supplements three other chapters on management issues.
A new section of five chapters on core theories of behavior change has also been added, with separate chapters on goal setting and self-regulation, the Transtheoretical model, intrinsic and extrinsic incentives, self efficacy, and tailoring. The section on enhancing opportunities includes new chapters on social norms and social support. Finally, a new chapter on small business had been added.
Of the remaining 14 chapters, 8 are authored or co-authored by authors new to the book, all of whom have added new perspectives. Six of the chapters are written by the same authors as the 3rd edition. All of these chapters have been updated to reflect new research and practices. For example, the chapter on how to design workplace health promotion programs has a new section on how to fund programs using methods beyond reducing medical costs. The weight control chapter reflects the global crisis that was not yet visible when the 3rd edition was written. The tobacco control chapter reflects the remarkable advances made in the science of smoking cessation that make eradication of this habit among working populations a reality.
Audience for the Book
This book is written with three audiences in mind. The first audience, and perhaps the most important, is students, most of whom are young people with open minds and passion, people who are still formulating career plans. Our hope is that this book opens their minds to a career path through which they can help individuals experience enhanced health and sense of wellbeing, transform workplaces into communities that care for their workers while they improve productivity and moderate medical cost increases, all of which will help them remain financially sustainable and commercially successful.
The second, and the probably largest, audience is the rapidly growing network of professionals who have embraced health promotion as a career. Our hope for them is to provide the insights and tools they need to be as effective as possible in their work, and in turn improve the health and quality of life for millions of people every day.
The third group is human resource professionals who have not chosen health promotion as a career, but have been tasked with implementing programs for their clients or in their own organizations. Our hope for them is to provide a tangible sense of how programs should work, so they know how to hire the best people to help them and how to monitor and oversee the successful rollout and evolution of a program.