• condom
  • This model, relying on self-report, has been applied to a wide variety of problem behaviors including smoking cessation, condom use for HIV protection, the use of sunscreens to prevent skin cancer, and stress management. (apta.org)
  • Welfare
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had, on September 19, 2008, notified the Prevention of Food Adulteration (5th Amendment) Rules, 2008, mandating packaged food manufacturers to declare on their product labels nutritional information and a mark from the F.P.O or Agmark (Companies that are responsible for checking food products) to enable consumers make informed choices while purchasing. (wikipedia.org)
  • preventive
  • He holds a faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has served as Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins University Weight Management Center and as a member of the core faculty of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Kahan has advised the White House, U.S. House of Representatives, numerous national and international organizations, and federal and state government agencies on issues related to obesity, weight management, nutrition, preventive medicine and public health. (wikipedia.org)
  • refers
  • Play media Breastfeeding promotion refers to coordinated activities and policies to promote health among women, newborns and infants through breastfeeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • social
  • The main concept in social cognitive theory is that an individual's actions and reactions, including social behaviors and cognitive processes, in almost every situation are influenced by the actions that individual has observed in others. (wikipedia.org)
  • consumption
  • Several published studies have shown promising results, with self-affirmation leading to more appropriate responses to risk information about a range of health issues, including alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption, unsafe sex, poor diet, and cigarette smoking. (spsp.org)
  • public
  • How effective are public health departments at preventing mortality? (repec.org)
  • The American Academy of Health Behavior was founded in 1997 to "transform the health promotion and health education field from a teaching- and service-centered profession to one with a stronger research foundation in which discovery would be valued as a means of improving practice and enhancing public health. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Academy's executive offices are located at the University of Maryland at College Park, in the Department of Public and Community Health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Discrepancies remain between the level of use optimal for public health and reported rate of use particularly by people over 40. (wikipedia.org)
  • A good public health intervention is not only defined by the results they create, but also the number of levels it hits on the socioecological model (individual, interpersonal, community and/or environment). (wikipedia.org)
  • He received his Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Kahan is the Director of the George Washington University-based Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of more than 70 consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations whose purpose is to advance the public conversation about obesity and develop practical strategies to combat obesity and weight bias. (wikipedia.org)
  • He also holds a faculty appointment at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, is a clinical professor at George Washington University School of Medicine, and previously served as Co-Director of the George Washington University Weight Management Center. (wikipedia.org)
  • Public health awareness events such as World Breastfeeding Week, as well as training of health professionals and planning, aim to increase this number. (wikipedia.org)
  • They work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, private doctor's offices, and public health clinics. (wikipedia.org)
  • important
  • Adolescence is the time when a person is most susceptible to peer pressure because peers become an important influence on behavior during adolescence, and peer pressure has been called a hallmark of adolescent experience. (wikipedia.org)
  • risks
  • As self-affirmation works by reducing defensive responding when people feel threatened, it could be that self-affirmation is most effective on more proximal health risks as they are perceived as more threatening (e.g., they are perceived as more vivid and relevant) than more distal risks. (spsp.org)
  • This is best done with an array of data-aggregate insurance claims, health-risk assessments, biometrics, surveys and other elements that can help profile the workforce and identify current and future health risks. (shrm.org)
  • risk
  • In these circumstances we act defensively to avoid accepting the health information and the fact that we might be behaving irrationally and putting our health at risk. (spsp.org)
  • What's really interesting about self-affirmation theory is that it suggests a technique for overcoming defensiveness to threatening health-risk information. (spsp.org)
  • Affirming" the self (i.e., reflecting on positive aspects of the self) gives a sense that our self-integrity is intact which acts as a buffer when threatening health-risk information is presented. (spsp.org)
  • Then both groups are given health-risk information to read before completing dependent variables such as measures of message acceptance, intentions and actual behavior. (spsp.org)
  • Unfortunately, most Americans are doing a fairly poor job at caring for their health and well-being, as evidenced by the rising rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular risk, stress, anxiety and other lifestyle-related conditions. (shrm.org)
  • optimal
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal health and development, followed by complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond. (wikipedia.org)
  • one's
  • While infant formula had been introduced in developed countries in the 1920s as a healthy way to feed one's children, the emergence of research on health benefits of breastfeeding precipitated the beginning of the breastfeeding promotion movement in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • A study conducted in a remedial kindergarten class in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Laboratory in the University of Kansas designed a program to measure how children could ease disruptive behavior in their peers through a two-part system. (wikipedia.org)
  • factors
  • Selected variables include demographic and socioeconomic factors, as well as a large number of dietary, health indicators, and lifestyle-related information. (repec.org)
  • process
  • It is a process that requires a fundamental understanding of the employees' mindset and how they make decisions about health choices. (shrm.org)
  • physical
  • The 3-4-50 concept outlines that there are 3 behaviors (poor diet, little to no physical activity, and smoking), that lead to four diseases (heart disease/stroke, diabetes, cancer, pulmonary disease), that account for 50% of deaths worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • example
  • for example information that suggests that our lifestyle choices are bad for our health would indicate that we were not adaptively adequate (after all, why would someone intentionally continue to do something that is harmful to their health). (spsp.org)
  • people
  • People engage in many behaviors that are bad for their health such as smoking, not exercising, eating unhealthily or drinking too much alcohol. (spsp.org)
  • improve
  • We found that self-affirmation does indeed improve message acceptance, intentions, and behavior. (spsp.org)
  • To improve communications targeting health issues, a bit of perspective from Madison Avenue can help. (shrm.org)
  • However, there is the development of HealthyPeople 2020 that has national objectives aimed to accomplish in 10 years to improve the health of all Americans. (wikipedia.org)
  • support
  • Karney has received grant support from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Defense, and the Fetzer Institute. (wikipedia.org)
  • activities
  • The school supports a number of community outreach activities, including the Attention and Behavior Clinic, the Cougar Literacy Clinic, the SIUE Charter High School at the SIUE East St. Louis Center, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, the Speech-Language-Hearing Center, and the Weight Management Clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • whose
  • Lactation consultants are health care professionals whose primary goal is to promote breastfeeding and assist mothers with breastfeeding on an individualized or group basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • General
  • After describing a series of tasks to their classroom that included bathroom usage, cleaning up, and general classroom behavior, teachers and researchers would observe children's performance on the tasks. (wikipedia.org)
  • nutrition
  • With regards to health claims and nutrition (composition) claims, these are harmonised in the EU through Regulation 1924/2006, amended. (wikipedia.org)
  • promotion
  • Breastfeeding promotion is a movement that came about in the twentieth century in response to high rates of bottle-feeding among mothers, and in recognition of the many health benefits to both mothers and children that breastfeeding offers. (wikipedia.org)
  • messages
  • But the lessons learned from this early experience of televised drug advertising can provide a helpful guide to improving behavior with relevant messages in the right media. (shrm.org)
  • departments
  • With the costs of health insurance continuing to rise far faster than the cost of living, the ability of HR departments to communicate effectively about health improvements has become more challenging. (shrm.org)
  • Research
  • Research in Health Behavior (1-10 cr. (indiana.edu)
  • Research projects in the area of health behavior are conducted under the direction of a member of the graduate teaching faculty. (indiana.edu)
  • Epidemiology: Results of the 4th EC Medical and Health Research Program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research has found extensive evidence of discrimination based on skin color in criminal justice, business, labor market, housing, health care, media and politics in the United States and Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent research in the U.S. shows that socioeconomic and health inequality among African Americans along the color continuum is often similar or even larger in magnitude than what obtains betweens whites and African Americans as a whole. (wikipedia.org)
  • studies
  • Self-affirmation and health studies typically involve comparing a group who have completed a self-affirming task (e.g., writing about a personal value) with a control group who have completed a non-affirming task. (spsp.org)
  • care
  • He is the Director of the Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of more than 70 consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations and the Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. (wikipedia.org)