Building Better Health
A Handbook of Behavioral Change
PAHO Scientific Publication, No 590
ISBN-13    9789275115909 ISBN-10    9275115907
Order Number    16100590
Price    CHF    80.00 / US$    96.00 Developing countries:    CHF    56.00
English     2003        395   pages
*** This book was awarded the Highly Commended Certificate in Public Health from the 2004 British Medical Association Book Competition***

The handbook blends tried-and-true disease prevention practices and behavioural science principles into a hands-on manual for health workers, community health promoters, nurses and family physicians. Many others, such as social workers and teachers, can see here how to promote health and prevent disease. The book offers step-by-step instruction in behavioural change techniques to use at the society, community, family and individual levels. The manuscript was prepared by Professor C. David Jenkins, Ph.D., retired professor of Epidemiology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health.

"... This is an amazingly compact and comprehensive handbook, which could almost be called an encyclopaedia of the life cycle of disease, accident and illness... This should be compulsory reading for every Minster of Health!"
- The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health