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This volume is based upon a review of available literature and intervention experiences selected from modern and traditional societies. It is augmented by the lessons learned through the editors' experience in teaching courses on health communication and foundation of health behavior in graduate public health programs at several leading universities in the United States and abroad over two decades. Examples and implications are also drawn from extensive involvement in diverse health and health communication projects, such as the on-going community-based public health project in South Central Los Angeles sponsored by UCLA and the Kellogg Foundation. This particular project is designed to develop health promotion communication interventions.

The Usefulness of the Health Diary: Findings from a Case Study of Six Healthy Start Sites
The usefulness of the health diary: Findings from a case study of six healthy start sites
Karen ThielRaykovichJames A.WellsCliffordBinder

The U.S. infant mortality rate, 7.2 per 1,000 live births in 1997, is a symptom of many underlying problems that extend beyond physical health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999). Data indicate much higher infant mortality rates for some minority populations and confirm the association between disparities in socioeconomic factors and poor perinatal outcomes. African American infants continue to die at approximately twice the rate of the population of U.S. infants. The postneonatal death rate of 7.7 per 1,000 live births among American Indian infants in the Northern Plains is ...

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